Video: Is this the new “crash out early” record?

Kris Meeke turned 36 today, so happy birthday Kris. He also turned his car over and over again, seven times in total, barely meters away from the start of one of his shakedown runs. Now, I’m not sure if anyone is keeping records, but this surely does look like one of the earliest exists in WRC history? Yes, people have crashed en route to shakedowns before, but you got to admit, Kris’ attempt at setting a new record isn’t bad at all. Furthermore, he was also *this* close from binning it altogether, but FIA inspected the car when it arrived into service and decided to allow Kris and Paul to compete in Poland.

What happens next is a podium finish, right? Let’s see!