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PH Heroes: The Human Edition

Rally driver goes beyond the call of duty to get his car home...

By Oli S / Friday, November 14, 2008

No caption can do this pic justice...

No caption can do this pic justice...

Rally drivers are a plucky bunch but there are times when you have to gracefully admit defeat. One such occasion may be when the car breaks and it stop moving. But whereas us mere mortals might call it a day when a throttle cable snaps, French rally drivers call it an opportunity for a spot of heroics.

Without a moment’s hesitation the pilot hops into the engine bay to manually control the throttle cable bracket while the co-driver climbs behind the wheel. After narrowly avoiding another competitor the duo then set off to complete the stage of the Ralley de Serrains in France. It’s mesmorizing stuff and proof that motorsport really isn’t boring…

Watch the whole story below.


 

Thanks to Autoblog and Axis of Oversteer for the tip...

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