The Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC driven by the Estonian ran out of road at high speed on Friday morning, during the second stage of the day. The car dropped down a ditch and then started rolling several times, cutting down a tree in the process.
It’s the sort of crash you expect the worst for the crew but the Estonian duo exited the car on their own, appearing unharmed. Watching the crash over and over again makes it pretty clear that escaping it was nothing short of a miracle – and a testament to the safety of modern racing cars.
Suicidal if you ask us.
TÃ„NAK: ðŸ"º Video clip of @OttTanak’s big off on SS4 of Rallye Monte-Carlo 2020. Crew are OK ðŸ‡²ðŸ‡¨ @OfficialWRC | @HMSGOfficial | @fia | #WRCLive | #WRCjp | #WRC | #RallyeMonteCarlo ðŸ"¹ @T_Tuominenpic.twitter.com/LuJXhzkfpr
— Rallying UK ðŸŒ� #WRC (@RallyingUK) January 24, 2020
ðŸ‡²ðŸ‡¨ Rallye Monte-Carlo 2020
âœ- ES4 | St-Clément-sur-Durance – FreissiniÃ¨res 1 (20,68 km)
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ðŸš© Grosse sortie de route pour Ott TÃ¤nak. L'équipage est OK.#WRC #HMSGOfficial #RallyeMonteCarlo pic.twitter.com/kvWtBXMbuP
— Sébastien Loeb – Ma ligne de conduite (@SebLoebMLDC) January 24, 2020