This Audi Coupe S2 driver, racing in Austria's Jänner-Rallye, executed what is clearly the best save of 2012 so far. Sliding wildly into a hairpin, he dodges photographers, spectators and a pile of logs, managing to stay on course and finish with the fifth fastest time on that special stage.

We know that January 6th is a little early in the year to start making this kind of call, but the driver Christian Mitterlehner deserves some praise for this Blut-und-Eisen maneuver.

Hat tip to: MoRphine-2