As a lad growing up, I remember the pleasure that could be derived from the latest rally video game: whether it was the joy of executing the perfect hairpin on a dusty gravel track (one out of every 500 attempts you understand!), or the hair-raising excitement of blitzing through quaint French villages at unsociable speeds, it drew me in like a monkey to a car roof. Hell, even the frustration of stuffing the car into every single tree bordering a slippery snow course had a certain satisfaction to it.
The place – last week’s Bettega Memorial Rallysprint in Bologna, Italy. The driver – Petter Solberg, 2003 WRC champion as he performed a parade lap for the crowd. But it looks like he got a little carried away with the moment and decided to demonstrate his stunt driving skills too..
We’re glad he came away from this incident unhurt, so let’s hope we see Petter back ‘inside’ a WRC car in the near future.