Sturdy Guardrail Saves Rally Car From Tumbling Down Mountain

Unlike most motorsports, those brave enough to compete in rallies don’t have the added safety net of huge run off areas, making the sport particularly precarious and prone to spectacular crashes.

At last week’s European Rally Championship round in the Canary Islands, driver Tomasz Kasperczyk was extremely lucky not to be involved in one of those spectacular crashes and can thank a sturdy guardrail for it.

Footage from the moment of impact shows Kasperczyk locking up the inside rear wheel while approaching a tight right hand corner. This sends the Ford Fiesta rally car directly into the steel guardrail which lines the precarious mountain road. If it hadn’t been there, Kasperczyk and his co-driver, Damien Syty, would have plummeted down the mountain.

Talk about a heart in your mouth moment!

VIDEO

  • ediotsavant

    I’m OK! I’m OK! I’m OK!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Imagine if he was going faster…

    He is so lucky.

Nissan Ariya Concept Previews Rogue-Sized Electric SUV For America And Beyond

The Ariya is tipped to preview a production EV that should launch Stateside in 2021.

Mitsubishi MI-Tech Is A Cabrio Plug-in SUV With A Gas Turbine Engine-Generator

Apart from this novel solution, Mitsubishi’s concept also packs four electric motors that provide AWD .

These Are The 2020 European Car Of The Year Nominees, Which One Should Win?

The new-gen VW Golf Mk8 is already on the list, but could it beat 34 other cars?.

TRD Bringing Beastly GR Supra 3000GT Concept To SEMA Show

TRD’s GR Supra 3000GT Concept is a throwback to the Supra A80-based 3000GT Concept from 1994.

2020 Audi A6 55 TFSI e Quattro Has A 362 HP Four-Pot And 33 Miles Of Electric Range

For the sporty plug-in hybrid A6 sedan, you will have to pay at least €68,850 in Germany.

Here’s The New 2020 Subaru Levorg Sporty Compact Wagon

Subaru will unveil the all-new Levorg in pre-production form at the Tokyo Motor Show this week.

Mazda MX-30 Concept Is A Near Production Electric Crossover With RX-8 Style Rear Doors

The Mazda MX-30 Concept accurately previews the brand’s first-ever production EV coming next year.

2020 Honda Jazz / Fit Makes Early Appearance Ahead Of Tokyo Debut

The first pictures of the new generation 2020 Honda Fit / Jazz have leaked online.

The Mighty Diablo GT Is The Most Hairy-Chested Lambo Of All Time

A screaming 575 HP V12 paired to a five-speed manual transmission and wrapped with a stunning bodywork, what’s not to fear?.

Skoda Superb Nameplate Turns 85 Years Old And Going Strong

While the original Skoda Superb was unveiled in 1934, the first modern iteration was launched in 2001.