Video: Brandon Semenuk’s Rally Raw 100

Nov 18, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

Hot on the heels of winning the Cooper Tire Oregon Trail Rally and securing third in the National Driver’s Championship (ARA), Brandon Semenuk has released his latest Raw 100, although this time it’s on four wheels instead of two.


Brandon Semenuk and filmmaker Rupert Walker have continuously set the standard for what’s possible within the limits of the Raw 100 video series. The duo went viral in 2015 — with the release of their first mountain biking rendition — and again in each consecutive year since. Now, Semenuk, co-driver John Hall, and Walker travelled to the dirt roads of Montpellier, Quebec to take on their most ambitious project to date: the first-ever Rally Raw 100.


Watch more of Brandon's Raw 100 videos, here:

Raw 100

Raw 100 II

Raw 100 III

Raw 100 IV

Raw 100 V

Raw 100 Vi


183 Comments

  • 242 31
 I tHOuGht tHiS wAs a bIkINg wEbsiTE
  • 16 55
flag hllclmbr (Nov 18, 2021 at 9:32) (Below Threshold)
 Me too, but two (petrol) motorsports articles in one day makes me think otherwise.
  • 46 1
 RedBull must have kicked into the PinkBike Christmas party fund.
  • 75 3
 Yeah, but with this vid - who gives a sht?!
  • 7 24
flag graham2017 (Nov 18, 2021 at 9:54) (Below Threshold)
 @hllclmbr: Yeah, give us eMotorsports content, PB!
  • 50 1
 Tomorrow’s article will be: “Brandon Semenuk when’s the NBA slam dunk competition.”
  • 9 49
flag kokofosho (Nov 18, 2021 at 11:23) (Below Threshold)
 PinkBIKE not PinkPETROL. You are really trying to defend motorsports on a bike website? How is this relevant to bikes? I cannot wait to find out what Brandon Semenuk does at the grocery store.
  • 23 0
 @PHX77: "Brandon Semenuk mowing the lawn"
  • 14 46
flag Jo-rides (Nov 18, 2021 at 11:26) (Below Threshold)
 Why publish articles on biking carbon footprint and manufacturers concerns on environmental issues if the same week we get articles promoting rally racing?
  • 185 12
 @kokofosho @jo-rides @hllclmbr We'll post every single Semenuk rally car video he makes Wink
  • 2 28
flag quesoquesoqueso (Nov 18, 2021 at 12:12) (Below Threshold)
 @daveanjos: a private jet full of sex slaves
  • 55 2
 When one of the best riders in the world does something else and is successful then it is biking news.
  • 5 4
 @mikelevy: That is what I appreciates about you. Your fanaticism in regards to racing...cars.
  • 1 0
 @graham2017: @graham2017: wake up, that's daily biz on PB already
  • 5 1
 @mikelevy: One hundred percent. Maybe need a head to head with the mini.
  • 3 0
 @fenderdude345 Interestingly a quick look at your profile and activity finds you commenting favorably on a post about craft beer on a biking website.
  • 4 0
 this is a semenuk website
  • 1 0
 @kokofosho: *added to favorites*
  • 2 0
 @swellhunter: look at this IPA, it has a bike on it !
  • 1 0
 @mikelevy: Aren’t you too old by now to thumb your nose?
(Guess: you‘ll think NO… reality says YES!)
  • 1 0
 @PHX77: next week: "Brandon Semenuks top ten hole-in-ones"
  • 1 0
 @Heidesandnorth: Nah, I'll thumb my nose at that idea.
  • 1 0
 @Heidesandnorth: too old to thumb his nose but not shake his fist whilst yelling you little shits!
  • 95 0
 I’m guessing “don’t skid on the trails” doesn’t apply here.
  • 37 0
 Those trail builders are probably pissed
  • 1 0
 Shralping like a boss.
  • 94 0
 These e-bikes are getting ridiculous.
  • 23 0
 His gravel bike looks weird.
  • 94 6
 Jesus H. Christ, Brandon, take me for a ride along? Wild.
  • 62 0
 Now that would be a wild edition of Humbled. Do it.
  • 15 0
 Subaru X Mini
  • 2 0
 @pourquois-pas @Caiokv: hill-climb rally stage to downhill trail self-shuttle, get a few others involved too. Def have to use the mini.
  • 3 0
 #downrally
  • 43 7
 Now THAT is an eBike! Be safe be well, Incognito Robin
  • 7 0
 Race vs your tesla when?
  • 7 1
 @daweil: Once I get my Cybertruck for sure!

Be safe be well,
Incognito Robin
  • 30 0
 Would love to see him race with a hitch or roof rack and his Trek mounted to it.
  • 3 0
 vimeo.com/155144487 I mean in a way this is what you'd be looking for. Hell of a roof rack ad haha
  • 33 2
 This man can do anything
  • 12 71
flag CantClimb (Nov 18, 2021 at 9:13) (Below Threshold)
 Everyone on this PB can drive a car.
  • 119 2
 @CantClimb: The average PB user is probably about as close to his driving skills as they are to his biking skills.
  • 82 0
 @CantClimb: "Race car driving is like sex, all guys think they're good at it" -Jay Leno
  • 10 0
 @CantClimb: clearly you have no idea the skill level of rally drivers
  • 4 0
 and he is smooth even on a car
  • 1 0
 He's certainly inspired by the Nico Vouilloz' palmares concerning rallyes. Check it out.
  • 2 0
 @CantClimb: I think there are many people who can’t actually.
  • 1 0
 @CantClimb: But can everyone on PB climb?
  • 11 0
 @lobohusky: “Race car driving is like sex, who ever comes first wins” - me
  • 1 0
 They should do Nico Vouilloz ( French DH rider who did rally racing) vs Semenuk.

Brandon should try the Monte Carlo rally it is so much fun !
  • 2 0
 @Ba1rog: Nico Who?
  • 3 0
 @beestrangler: I mean, I grew up driving on dirt roads, and I'm pretty good at Gran Turismo...
  • 20 2
 Yeah....thats cool....but now watch this - youtu.be/yHCravpCXTU A whole different ball game!
  • 3 0
 that was mental.
  • 4 0
 I was gonna say, Brandon's track look super groomed and really not that fast. I suppose maybe it's the class of car too?
  • 6 0
 the difference between video makers Ken Block, Pastrana and strong rally drivers. Cool performance by Semenuk though, who's main job is not being a rally racer
  • 3 1
 Sébastien Ogier is incredible easily one of the best drivers on earth hope to see him get an 8th world title
  • 2 0
 @cashew: I still haven't quite recovered from Pastrana's onboard up Pike's Peak. The steering corrections he's making at those speeds on those cliff edges. Makes proximity flying look like a leisurely stroll in the park.
  • 2 0
 @friendlyfoe: That was mental, and the sounds...
  • 4 0
 @ConnorM21: Thought I was about to read a spoiler just now and freaked out, then realized the rally is this weekend. Kinda hoping for Evans to be honest, cheers.
  • 1 0
 @bigtuna00: Roads are like that over there, some of them anyway. Prolly only 200ish hp, full race set up, but not like wrc 380 hp.
  • 1 0
 @rcrdrvr: doesn't the sti have around 300hp bone stock? I really have no idea about rally but do they actually reduce power for some classes?
  • 2 0
 @rcrdrvr: Gonna be a good weekend what ever happens! got Lewis in F1 as well this weekend, be awesome too see both get #8 championship and become the GOAT's in there respective disciplines!
  • 2 0
 @rcrdrvr: Yup, rooting for Elfyn this weekend too but so far, Seb looks like he has it in the bag. I had the privalege of witnessing these cars in person in Finland this year. Words can't describe.
  • 1 0
 Whaaaa that's soo gnarly god damn. Did not expect to be get soo amazed tbh
  • 1 0
 @DelaneyMTB: That must have been amazing...of all the places.
  • 1 0
 @cashew: could be wrong, but I thought Semenuk beat Block and Pastrana at the last race?
  • 13 0
 I still can't wrap my head around driving a car at these speeds and processing the co-driver comments....right maybe, twisty 360, absolute left...I enjoy watching the in-car videos and trying to listen to co-driver and trying to understand how the driver is reacting to it...but I'm always a step behind, I have the luxury of sitting in my living not having to double clutch, rev match, shift and not kill myself....
  • 27 0
 Honestly, the more befuddling thing to me is the codriver being able to casually read off pace notes and not get lost on the page while airing into corners at 70 mph. I would be horrified of getting to the bottom of a page and having to take 2 seconds to flip the sheet of paper.

I think I would mostly just be sitting there screaming, and likely pooping (a little bit).
  • 5 0
 @Planetx888: Yeah, I'd imagine if you lose your place your are totally screwed....you wouldn't know where to start again. Coming from somebody who gets carsick anytime I try reading something, it adds another layer to how far from reality it would ever be for me...
  • 3 0
 @Planetx888: I always enjoy the Irish co-drivers, plus Frank Kelly is always fun to watch.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue_jDKcFpwc
  • 2 0
 @baulz: hahaha oh my, that guy would make my mother drive fast Big Grin
  • 1 0
 @bananowy: who made your mum drive fast?
  • 1 0
 @baulz: That's like the car version of darts commentary...but every 2 seconds. Awesome!
  • 12 0
 this is the guy that wins everything right?
  • 28 5
 If he was on the WRC, no... I feel like he wouldn't win a single stage. That's how insane the top guys are. What he's doing though is no joke though, so crazy.
  • 6 0
 @scott-townes: +1, I remember when Pastrana came to Rally, figured he'd do very well....was not close to the top dogs
  • 4 0
 He has such a high rate of progression though. Who knows how far he'll go
  • 10 1
 @loamyhomie: Absolutely but the top guys have decades more experience. I'd argue that Pastrana has way more talent in terms of adapting to other sports and with years of rally racing experience, he's still not on their level.
  • 9 0
 @RadBartTaylor: Did Pastrana ever try WRC? Thought that was Kenny from the Block.
  • 1 0
 @daswolfman: Thought so....maybe it was just domestically? I know he didn't go on to light the world of fire...and that crash!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MYxBuVvN0M
  • 2 0
 @RadBartTaylor: Damn, forgot about that. I remember seeing Pastrana competitively racing rally in the Nitro Circus 4 movie so 2005/06... when Semenuk was 14! OK he's been doing it for a feeew more years than Semenuk. Wild.
  • 5 0
 @RadBartTaylor: Pastrana won the overall in Rally America 4 years in a row. Ken Block raced in WRC for a bit and did not do well. He also finished behind Pastrana in Rally America.
  • 2 0
 @nickgarrison: Apparently he did race some P-WRC stuff....I may be remembering some comments he made a while ago about wanting to race WRC but not having the chops for it...
  • 5 0
 Remember when RAW meant a couple of camera shots with no post production? Now it's drone footage, multiple angles, super-edited audio, post-production correction and effects... but no music, I guess? RAW!!!
  • 4 0
 All posts to PB have a Subject Line on the main page.....if the subject line indicates it's something you don't GAF about, simply DON'T OPEN IT. Then you won't have to burn all those calories whining about it, and you'll have more time to look at the posts you do GAF about.............


and for those who have an interest in cars going fast on segments, check this out, and make sure to pay close attention to the bits where the camera is pointed at the driver's feet. (Ari Vatanen)

Climb Dance - 1988 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Ari Vatanen

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEuZG37gFdM
  • 1 0
 Back when Pikes was really crazy. Was that Airwolf buzzing by, lol.
  • 5 1
 Why did he edit the hell out of the sound to make that boxxer turbo engine sound like a wet fart?
Real life, red-lining with anti-lag etc they sound way more viscous & nasty than this!
Major let-down!
  • 2 0
 Only about 200 hp for group a cars, but yeah the editing made it worse. Some shots had the real sound, lol.
  • 6 0
 I was hoping for at least an opposite 360. Or even a footjam...
  • 2 0
 See kids, all you need to do is start in one sport to gain the largest sponsor in alternative sports and then pivot to another sport with their huge financial background and you can win races!
  • 1 0
 I always wanted to be a rally racer, since I was little. Now, at almost 50 yo, I'm glad I had mtb for a good portion of my life. Railing singletrack fast is the closest i will ever come to racing a rally car (I've had fun on my Subaru on fire roads but never raced rally). And that's ok with me!
  • 2 0
 I really like rally. But u would really like to know how guys like Brandon, Pastrana etc. would do in the WRC field. Ken Block didn't really have much of a chance there...
  • 4 0
 Uhm, just beating other people in live racing is enough for some, let alone competitively. I think none of them really have a chance at the top level, maybe WRC2, maybe.
  • 2 0
 Woops! The vid with the camera pointing @ the drivers fancy footwork is in a Group B Audi vid with Walter Rohrl & Michelle Mouton
  • 1 0
 so, do you have a corrado or what?
  • 2 0
 @rcrdrvr: I do have a Corrado, but it's a GT Mountain Bike, not a Volkswagen
  • 2 0
 @GT-CORRADO - Michelle Mouton and that UR Quattro - words cannot do justice
  • 2 0
 @GT-CORRADO: lol, nice
  • 6 3
 something something carbon footprint
  • 1 2
 This was extraodinarily boring. I don’t see the point - just because it’s Brandon it’s supposed to be cool? His bike videos are on another planet, but this car-s’iding left and right turn jump video show nothing special that any other rally fricer could not do…. But I think any content that creates clicks is post-worthy….
  • 3 0
 VT license plate for the win!
  • 2 0
 I want to watch more of that!
  • 2 0
 Nothing can replace talent, the man is gifted.
  • 13 0
 They say hard work beats talent every time. Unfortunately I think he has both : /
  • 2 0
 @L0rdTom: a good feel for air time and skidding/scrubbing all the time helps too, he's got the touch.
  • 2 0
 only a semenuk edit in rally would make it to pinkbike hahaha
  • 2 0
 Did anyone else feel like the audio was not real? It sounded forced.
  • 2 0
 He even has time to feed the fish gravel bits at 0:47
  • 2 0
 Rally cars being driven like that is just plain awesome, sick skills!
  • 2 0
 This turbo is definitely SuperBoost.
  • 1 0
 Badassery! Love those airs with a sideways landing, it's just like he's riding a bike.
  • 2 0
 ... he was faster than ... ken block & travis pastrana ...
  • 1 0
 Damnnn you cant hesistate or flinch for a second when your doing something like that...no nerves
  • 5 2
 Let’s Go Brandon!
  • 1 0
 How do they anticipate/deal with wildlife crossings? Could imagine that going horribly
  • 4 0
 They can't, and it does.
In a real rally they send a couple of course cars along the stage at increasing speeds to ensure the stage is clear and hopefully that's enough to a: clear spectators from the road and I guess scare any deer etc away before releasing the competition cars, but once the stage goes live, deer can do what they like.
  • 2 0
 Bring a head to head Vouilloz vs Semenuk bike and car
  • 1 0
 Yep Vouilloz was pretty good and his division was probably more challenging than the American WRC thing. BTW the WRX is way too big to fit in Europe.
  • 2 0
 Going full Michael Jordan, but succeeding
  • 2 0
 The natural state of an STI is going sideways around a corner.
  • 1 0
 All he needs to do is release a top 10 Single and he will be a triple threat.
  • 1 0
 He's ACTUALLY doing what we all pretend to be doing.
  • 1 0
 Now THAT is how you shuttle.
  • 1 0
 No bullshit, he drives like he rides. Crazy.
  • 1 0
 Subaru plots to make an e-bike?..
Trek be prepared! )
  • 1 0
 That Rockshox Super Deluxe sure has great damping on those jumps!
  • 1 0
 The man can floss.. holy hell was that loose!!
  • 1 0
 the website is now PinkNips for Brandon
  • 1 0
 Does anybody know if Trail Rally pages post any of Bernard Kerr´s videos?
  • 1 0
 That's pretty dang cool, but I want to see his Raw 100 Best Sushi spots.
  • 1 0
 Meh. I do this in Forza Horizon all the time.
  • 4 4
 I think I enjoyed this more than his raw 100 on a bike.
  • 2 0
 I want more combined. All the wheels.
  • 11 12
 pretty smooth, but he's still got a thing or two to learn from the real pros www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BTrEt6scwQ
  • 5 1
 Sorry I thought this was a link to Burns, Solberg, Tommi, Ari, Lobe..... Need I go on?
  • 6 1
 This is my favorite:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R7ws741KpE

puncture @ 1:38 and "Dear God"....still pedal to the medal afterwards...
  • 2 1
 @RadBartTaylor:

All time favourite!
  • 4 1
 @RadBartTaylor: That absolutely brilliant. Have you seen the motorbike tt racers?
  • 3 1
 @thenotoriousmic: the Isle of Man stuff? Craziest thing I have ever seen.....bucket list to see that in person at some point. I can't get enough of that British dude who has the craziest accent...
  • 12 0
 @chriss78: sorry, I thought the sarcasm was more obvious and assumed the whole "Samir, you're breaking the car" thing was more popular than it apparently is. Or my humor has just degraded today...
  • 4 0
 @anaughtymouse: Nah, you're good man. Pinkers have a stick up their collective arse and wouldn't see sarcasm if it smacked them in the face.

Samir is a legend and a hero and I can't believe anyone here doesn't know him. I hope he's still out there breaking cars and not letting anyone tell him how to drive.

[edit] That being said, could have been better to post the short and condensed version for people to get the joke: www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9-voINFkCg Smile
  • 1 0
 @bananowy: Hahaha, yeah I found that stick...

As your edited post shows the short version makes the joke crystal clear. I've upvoted the lad.
  • 2 0
 @bananowy: yes, very true. In the 1 minute I spent to find the video, I just chose the first one I saw. Ah well, maybe next time I'll get it right.
Have a nice day... or night... whatever it is in GB right now
  • 2 0
 @anaughtymouse: I got, and appreciated the reference Smile
  • 1 1
 Masterpiece. Sold a solid edit. loved the audio too
  • 1 0
 Bike Check?
  • 1 0
 So bad ass!
  • 1 0
 where is the bike?
  • 2 1
 Lets Go Brandon
  • 1 0
 Whoa that was dope
  • 1 0
 #subieboys
  • 1 0
 bad ass.
  • 7 7
 Let’s go Brandon!
  • 1 1
 LET'S GO BRANDON!
  • 20 22
 Yeah great but even Semenuk would be last at a wrc race.
  • 26 2
 And after that put the wrc guys on a bike.
  • 21 0
 Still doesn't make him a bad driver
  • 37 0
 I mustve missed the bit where he said he was winning wrc races.

Can't we just enjoy someone succeeding at something they love without the need to put them down?
  • 14 0
 Who cares? He absolutely railed those turns and made dirt go everywhere now all the girls fancy him, me included. You’ve got to admit this is better than another ebike promo video?
  • 6 0
 @tonit91: It would be like a wrc guy winning an national bike enduro race against some professional riders
  • 2 3
 @kirat: I mean Valterri Bottas does pretty decently in gravel racing...
  • 1 0
 @kirat: Or a crankworks slopestyle, or rampage...
  • 3 1
 @L0rdTom: nope hes not allowed to be brilliant at everything . its. just. not.fair.
  • 3 0
 ok? therefore what? hes still a great driver. do u watch a dangerous dave vid and say "man he would b last a an ews"??
  • 1 3
 @all-knowen: whatever dude it’s just a pinkbike comments section . My opinion is he would be uncompetitive against the best world rally championship drivers .
  • 2 0
 @jimoxbox: Cool story bro
  • 4 6
 Why? I know the cycling connection yet the question remains, why?
  • 3 4
 Because this is his fan page?
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