This Dog At The Monte Carlo Rally Got Seriously Lucky

Sebastian Ogier had a near miss with a particularly brave doggo during the opening round of the WRC

Careful preparation of pace notes is a huge part of rallying as drivers and co-drivers have to take note of every aspect of the stage - which corners to cut, where the road is slippery, where ditches and large rocks are, everything.

One thing they can’t prepare for, however, is the sudden appearance of a cheery-looking dog going about his business. That’s exactly what happened to Sebastian Ogier on the first stage of the Monte Carlo Rally when a particularly bold woofer chose the worst possible time to cross the road.

There you have it, proof that you need to be barking mad to run out in front of a rally car.