In general, a good driver or rider in Motorsports, should also be a perfect ballet dancer. And among all the disciplines, cross-country rally is one of the most demanding in terms of ballet skills, not only for the car category but also for all the others - bikes, quads, SSV and even trucks.
Ballet requires grace and percussion and applying some formalized moves and gestures, making an intricate and flowing movement that express all the skills of the driver or rider to the most critic eye of the public.
This theatrical form of motorsports combines dancing and the sweet sound produced by the high rev engines, specially petrol ones who can take any assistance to motorsports Eden. Sometimes drivers and riders want to tell a story that ends in drama, often with a crash creating an emotional atmosphere. Others, the suspense created by the dancers is so "thick" that can be cut with a knife, with the public being taken to the limit of anxiety, waiting for a crash or a fall that will never happen. And finally, in some cases the racers idea is just to display grace and skill with some uncontrolled movements.
In the following video, recorded at Baja Portalegre 2012, we will show you a short introduction to Motorsports Ballet, with some very impressive performances of various drivers. This video is only for the car category. In an upcoming article, we will show you the motorbikes.
But for now, let us guide you to the wonderful world of ballet: