The good thing about the Lotus Elise is that they're small. Delightfully small. So small that you can just cram your way to the front as Dean Evans does in this clip. Evans starts somewhere near the back, but does that matter? Nope.

Welcome to Onboard of the Week, a feature where we spend that pesky time between race weekends looking at awesome footage from inside the car.

This clip comes from the Lotus Trophy back in 2005, but it's still just as awesome today as it ever was. The Lotus Trophy is at Bathurst's Mount Panorama Circuit, a notoriously unforgiving circuit in Australia. You're not just trying to avoid the other cars on track—you also need to avoid the hard walls that line much of the track, too.

Any miscalculated gap or pass could be the end of your day, especially in a shorter sprint race.


Evans doesn't underestimate the size of the openings here, though. Nope, he just goes for it, and it works. This man has mastered the art of passing.

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