Mike Whiddett performs in Goodwood Chichester UK on June 23 2017

So, 2019 is finally here! So what you say?!

Well, I have been watching a lot of Trophy Truck and Desert racing over the last few weeks, and I have to say, it is very addictive.

I’ve always liked WRC and RX, but watching 800+ horsepower trophy trucks blazing through the deserts of America is something to savour, it feels very different to say, the Dakar. I haven’t quite worked out what it is yet, but I do think that US desert racing feels a little more “hardcore”. It’s less polished but feels so much more exciting. Oh yeah, did I mention the motorcycles? Dirt bikes mixing it with cars, off-road at high speed, what’s not to like?

Anyway, keep an eye out for a lot more dirt related stories this year, from events like WRC, RX, ARX, Baja racing, Rally raids etc. They won’t be full on race reports, but more in the way of opinion pieces, stories about events that I enjoyed watching.