Esports
04 Jun
-
04 Jun
Event finished
Formula 1
09 Jul
-
12 Jul
Next event in
32 days
MotoGP
06 Aug
-
09 Aug
Next event in
60 days
R
Austrian GP
13 Aug
-
16 Aug
Next event in
67 days
NASCAR Cup
31 May
-
31 May
Event finished
07 Jun
-
07 Jun
Race in
20 Hours
:
19 Minutes
:
49 Seconds
IndyCar
06 Jun
-
06 Jun
Qualifications in progress . . .
WEC
13 Aug
-
15 Aug
Next event in
67 days
R
Bahrain
19 Nov
-
21 Nov
Next event in
165 days
Supercars
R
26 Jun
-
28 Jun
Next event in
19 days
R
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
40 days

Police identify daredevil Rally Australia spectators

shares
comments
Police identify daredevil Rally Australia spectators
By:
Nov 17, 2018, 7:14 AM

Police have identified a pair of daredevil spectators that survived a close shave with Thierry Neuville's Hyundai on the Welshs Creek Reverse stage at Rally Australia today.

Neuville's on-board camera picked up two people lying millimetres from Rhones Creek Road on the Welshs Creek Reverse stage this afternoon, in what appears to be a dangerous bid to snap a close-up of the car on a camera phone.

The footage shows that the Belgian was travelling at 125 km/h (78mph) at the moment that he raced by the pair of thrill-seekers.

It's understood that local police have since identified the spectators through photos that were posted on social media, with an investigation taking place tonight ahead of interviews tomorrow.

Rally Australia organisers have declined to comment on the matter.

It's the second stage obstruction issue this weekend, Andreas Mikkelsen having encountered a tractor during a live test on Friday morning.

It also follows a similar incident last year, when two fans were spotted draped around rocks perilously close to the road trying to take photos on their phones.

Next article
Australia WRC: Tanak leads, Ogier closes in on title

Previous article

Australia WRC: Tanak leads, Ogier closes in on title

Next article

Australia WRC: Rain shakes up lead battle

Australia WRC: Rain shakes up lead battle
Load comments

About this article

Series WRC
Event Rally Australia
Drivers Thierry Neuville
Author Andrew van Leeuwen