Watching rally cars is fun. Watching rally cars while crouched inches away from them as they drive at highway speeds, with your back pressed against a no-escape rock wall? Less fun.
Word to the wise: don’t stand in front of a rally jump.
Per DailySportsCar, temporary measures have been put in place by the Deutsche Motor Sport Bund to allow the banned race classes to resume racing at the Nürburgring. The bans have now been lifted, but now we have a 5% reduction in power, limits on fan access, and most peculiarly, speed limits on some sections.
This past week's Rallye Monte Carlo had to cancel one of its special stages because, and I am not kidding here, too many rabid crazy super enthusiastic fans showed up.
Not everything looks as cool and provides as much shade as a sombrero. I'm just saying.
This dude nearly gets run over by a wide-sliding rally car. Does he give a fuck? No. Not a single fuck was given.
These rally spectators standing on the outside of a corner (bad move) were saved from a very grim kind of crash when a rally car careened into the pile of bricks they were standing on. The bricks absorbed the car, something like a gigantic crumple zone.
Three spectators died this weekend when a Mitsubishi rally car speared off into a crowd on a hill climb up Mt. Tara in Serbia. It is difficult to watch, difficult to assign blame and difficult to find a clear lesson to take away.
Seriously, maybe those NASCAR folks are on to something with their grandstands, retaining walls and the rest of that safety stuff. I mean, probably not — but you know, it's worth asking the question. Another question worth answering — is there a lawyer out there who could potentially answer whether this is a hit and…