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#1 brittan

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 04:04 PM

During the Mexico round of the WRC, Ott Tanak had an off and landed in a lake, luckily the right way up.

 

Driver and co-driver escaped very quickly, which is understandable, but the car sank equally rapidly and stayed there for 9 hours before being recovered.

 

Cars can re-join the rally if they can be repaired in time and WRC service crews often perform minor miracles - and they did!  The car was running again less than a day later, failed to start on the Saturday due to a water problem but competed and finished on Sunday. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 06:05 PM

I'm surpised that kind of thing doesn't happen more often. Such a big chance of error in rallying compared to F1 with its large run-off areas.

 

They did well to get it running again so quickly.


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 12:02 PM

OMG, how scary is that. Thankfully thay got out quickly as that car filled up with water in the blink of an eye.


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Posted 11 March 2015 - 08:36 PM

OMG, how scary is that. Thankfully thay got out quickly as that car filled up with water in the blink of an eye.

 

Yep, I can only assume they practice getting out sharpish  :laughing:


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 02:33 PM

Very, very scary indeed!  :shock:


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