Dat luck. She’s not a lady, not at all. What she is I won’t mention here, but it’s not nice, she’s not nice, turning her back so cruelly on nice guys like :: insert any WRC driver name here ::. Elfyn Evans, Robert Kubica, Kris Meeke and Jari-Matti Latvala. All crashed. Rally as it should be, some would say. Indeed! Yeah you would be able to get away with a mistake like this ten times in a row, but this was not one of those ten times. That’s why rally is such an awesome discipline. Mistakes are inevitable, and most of them are expensive as hell. Jari-Matti Latvala fully realized that even before the car came to a stop after his violent crash in Portugal today. Just look at his face, it’s something between “We’re both fine, that’s cool” and “Fuuuuuuu!”. I’m sure he started analyzing what went wrong as soon as he hit that hole and I don’t think I would want to know the disappointment of that moment. The idea of “if only we were not so far right” probably bugged him for a while too. Comes with the job!
Here’s Jari-Matti’s crash. Glad both of them are OK. Car – VW will make another one, that’s what they do.