Only Women In Rally Cars Can Prevent Forest Fires

It's one of the more odd intersections of rally racin'. All-girl rally team Lola and Megan Verlaque went off track in their Subaru at a national championship rally race in South Africa yesterday. Seems simple enough right? Here's where it gets interesting. The heat from the engine turbo-charger on the Subaru lit the grass and brush around the track, igniting the undergrowth into an all-out conflagaration. A national all-call was sent out to fire teams, and they are currently battling to contain the blaze in the Franschoek forests. The rally crew was unhurt.

Rally car starts forest fire [Motoring]

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