Sébastien Loeb is running a Citroën DS3 in the French Rally Championship's Rallye du Var this weekend in preparation for his one-off World Rally Championship return at Rallye Monte Carlo. It was a tad wet out there for Thursday's shakedown, and Loeb just didn't care.
This is no doubt a transit stage, where competitors drive on public roads between each stage that's taken at speed. Either way, the little Citroën seems to be set up just fine for the wet conditions.
I'm even getting flashbacks to 8-bit wagons splashing their ways through digital rivers in the old "Oregon Trail" trail game, only rally co-drivers usually don't die of dysentery for no reason like your wagon-mates always did. Both Loeb and his wife Séverine, who co-drove for this one, are likely safe.
Splashes on rally stages are not uncommon, however, this over-run creek seems a little longer than your average puddle in a low spot.