The Hush Post| 12:22 pm|one-minute-read|
A car rally driver’s car flies off the mountain at a speed of 185 miles per hour. And next people seeing him ejecting out of the completely broken car. He escaped completely unhurt.
The Estonian, 32, suffered the horror crash during the Rallye Monte Carlo – the 2020 World Rally Championship opener.
TÄNAK: ? Video clip of @OttTanak’s big off on SS4 of Rallye Monte-Carlo 2020. Crew are OK ?? @OfficialWRC | @HMSGOfficial | @fia | #WRCLive | #WRCjp | #WRC | #RallyeMonteCarlo ? @T_Tuominenpic.twitter.com/LuJXhzkfpr
— Rallying UK ? #WRC (@RallyingUK) January 24, 2020
Tanak, the defending WRC champion – crashed midway through the fourth stage in Monte Carlo, tumbling down a steep verge.
Videos seem to show the Hyundai racer’s front-right wheel catch the edge of an icy patch of grass on the entry to a chicane.
The car bounces and struggles to stay on the road, before flying through the air and down the verge, leaving the car in an absolute wreck.
Both Tanak – who won the 2019 WRC with Toyota – and co-driver Martin Jarveoja are said to be fine.
Tanak has, understandably, retired from the rest of the Rally Monte Carlo.
The Estonian has been on the podium for the last three editions but will miss out in 2020.
At the end of stage four, Elfyn Evans (Toyota) leads by 3.4 seconds, ahead of Thierry Neuville (Hyundai).