WRC Driver Rips Wheel Off In Crash, Carries On Anyway

Rally drivers will do anything to fix their car and stay in the event, from something as simple as fixing a puncture to making your co-driver sit on the bonnet. During the final day of the Spanish round of the World Rally Championship privateer driver Martin Prokop was looking set for a points finish until an accident ripped off his right-front wheel.

Instead of giving up there and then, Prokop carried on with three wheels in the hope of being able to repair the car before the final couple of stages. In spite of the damage he even took to the famous roundabout at the end of the stage, much to the delight of the fans.

Unfortunately the damage was too severe and Prokop had to retire, but there’s a little bit of Gilles Villeneuve in his refusal to give up, and that’s always a good thing in a driver.