The brutal Dakar Rally is in full flow, and if you don’t make it over a dune, your car might be in for a rough ride down. A Dakar Rally driver’s good intentions backfired badly while trying to free a fellow racer’s vehicle in Peru.
Driver Roberto Recalde got stuck on a dune in the Ica Desert during Stage two of the rally earlier this week.
The Paraguayan veteran was competing in his third attempt at the Dakar Rally in his Isuzu D-Max and was determined not to let a bit of sand get in the way of victory.
But when a well-intentioned driver attempted to tow him out of the tight spot, things got worse.
The mishap was posted to the Dakar Rally Twitter account, clocking up more than 100,000 views since Monday. We mean, it was comical for the rest of the internet, but perhaps not really a laughing matter for Recalde.
As you can see from footage of the aftermath posted to the DK 20 Competition Facebook page, his ride was pretty well cooked. Poor fella.
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