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Rally driver hits more than 124 mph through a tight forest road [video]

Driving at its finest.

Beppo Harrach in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4 shows what it’s like to drive at speeds of up to 200 km/h (124 mph) on a very tight forest road.

The 33-year-old 2011 Austrian rally champion is the protagonist of this impressive video recorded during the Waldviertel Rally in Austria. At some point during the clip, we get to see him driving the Lancer Evo IX at more than 200 km/h.

Some people have always considered rally drivers better than F1 drivers, and this impressive display of driving skill certainly supports that generalization. However, these are two entirely different racing disciplines so a comparison is not entirely suitable. We will let you be the judge of that.

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najdier
What dialect of Austrian German is the navigator speaking? At first I thought it was Dutch!
Nov 6, 2012 12:39 pm
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sensei
And drag racers continue to talk shiit about how much driver talent is needed in their boring and repetitive acceleration tests.
Nov 6, 2012 1:31 am
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HelioMartins
like hajimekishi said, the co - driver seems to be singing during the all video.
Nov 5, 2012 7:25 pm
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kinsilverarrow
Love his confidence... I wish every person who owns a performance car these days goes thru training to handle the power of these machines instead of risking their lives and compromising the brilliantly engineered machines...
Nov 5, 2012 5:09 pm
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NYyanks
this guy has some balls
Nov 5, 2012 5:08 pm
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Han Solo
I agree...Imagine how the co-driver would feel like...that is just scary man...
Nov 5, 2012 7:27 pm
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hajimekishi
The co driver sounds like hes singing.
Nov 5, 2012 4:32 pm
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HelioMartins
it does sound like that.
Nov 5, 2012 7:24 pm
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Wickedated
It's actually quite soothing. Good technique not to stress the driver with yelling or something that might throw off his concentration. He's in the zone! :)
Nov 6, 2012 1:08 am
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LWE7
Amazing, that guy is courageous ! Its a pity you can't really watch rally on TV because I find it far more interesting than F1.
Nov 5, 2012 12:01 pm
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Ceramic Rabbit
While it is more interesting it's not as much fun to watch. And about the article's claim that rally drivers are better than F1 drivers, while it's true F1 drivers dont do well switching to rally (Kimi) it's also true they don't do well switching to NASCAR and INDYCAR, and nobody is saying those drivers are better than F1 drivers (: different sports are different.
Nov 5, 2012 3:22 pm
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PAA
Switching between series does not prove which drivers are the best. However, the variables a circuit driver faces on track are nowhere close to the ones a rally driver has to overcome to finish a single stage. On top of that, the rally driver has a new stage after the first and then another for 2-3 days. These guys are amazing by my standards.
Nov 6, 2012 1:15 am
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bmw2002m
The guy talking tripe in the passenger seat is sh**ing himself. Hilarious.
Nov 5, 2012 11:33 am
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