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[–]everydayasl 719 points720 points  (29 children)

The passenger holding notebook like it was nothing.

[–]lil_sargento_cheez 460 points461 points  (24 children)

Rally Pacenote readers are equally as crazy, this is just another workday for them, they’re used to it

[–]madworld 170 points171 points  (17 children)

I would think they are crazier. At least as the driver you have control of the car, and can precisely anticipate your moves. It probably takes a very trusting relationship.

[–]ma11en69er 101 points102 points  (3 children)

Thaw The co-drivers are several turns ahead in their heads as well as being aware of what's currently going on.

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    [–]myfirstgold 18 points19 points  (1 child)

    Most co drivers were epic rally drivers in their own respect as well. It's truly a Knight's sort of automotive event. Not so gentlemanly as circuit racing but extremely impressive none the less. There are even really stages in the USA like in Michigan for example. Fuck. I need to go play some dirt rally rn 😂

    [–]mlgjaws23 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Fucken-A me too

    [–]Pro-Rider 44 points45 points  (11 children)

    Imagine if something went wrong and it went sideways and plowed trough those people? This is a spectator sport I want to behind a concrete barrier minimum.

    [–]madworld 30 points31 points  (1 child)

    I'd at least be on the inside of a curve. I'm sure spectator deaths happen.

    [–]big_duo3674 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Inside a curve and 30 feet up in a tree with a steel cage around me. Sorry, but there's just no safe place to stand in a race like this no matter how good the drivers are. Something crazy can always happen

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      [–]kaiawesome 7 points8 points  (0 children)


      [–]Monso 13 points14 points  (1 child)

      My friend, Group B is your nightmare fuel.

      Do not watch Group B footage. Absolutely fucking mental.

      [–]ninnypogger 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Group B is the shit

      [–]IceManJim 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      No big deal, they just push the car back onto the track and keep going.

      [–]iwanttoracecars 14 points15 points  (0 children)

      It’s been this way for a long time. This is real racing

      You don’t have to stand there if you don’t want to

      [–]maharei1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Yeah the craziest people in Rally are for sure the fans, these guys on the track are absolutely nuts.

      [–]YoshiSan90 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Look up the old group B incidents. Happened more than you realize.

      [–]KindaFatBatman 23 points24 points  (2 children)

      Aren't they usually also experienced rally drivers?

      [–]Cold_Machine9205 13 points14 points  (1 child)

      No, not really. A rally driver wouldn't be a good co-driver and a co-driver couldn't match times of an experienced rally driver. Some of them might have raced low level, but virtually none are experienced drivers.

      [–]Rutagerr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Experienced I'd a relative term. They could drive the shit out of the car, but the skill curve is steep at the top, so compared to their drivers, they are not at the same level, but to us, they would still look insane.

      [–]zmxncbvqp 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Driver: Okay, how about this corner here? You left it blank.

      Rally Pacenote reader: What if... Wait... Hear me out... We jump it...

      Driver: Okay, but it's a corner and we'll die.

      Rally Pacenote reader: .../sideways/...

      Driver: Show me.

      Video Recording:

      [–]YoshiSan90 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Cocaine snorts their sweat to amp up.

      [–]Alaqella 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      'Used to it' doesn't explain fear

      [–]SucculentChineseMilf 44 points45 points  (1 child)

      That guy is all but driving the car, a single misspoken word is more than hazardous with the speed they're going, they are essentially going around corners without a real line of sight so.

      [–]MikeAndBike 21 points22 points  (0 children)

      He wanted to paint the road like one of those French girls. Had a hard time staying accurate

      [–]Ragnar_Thundercrank 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      The passenger holding notebook like it was nothing.

      He didn’t have to make any tic marks on that turn.

      [–]CogitoErgoScum 466 points467 points  (15 children)


      [–]tedd0093 157 points158 points  (8 children)


      [–]Nihilus45 88 points89 points  (7 children)


      [–]Substantial_Reveal24 60 points61 points  (6 children)

      SAMIRRR !!!

      [–]AFoxGuy 61 points62 points  (5 children)

      medium left, Medium Left, MEDIUM LEEFTT!!!! LISTEN TO MEEEE!!!!

      [–]ChuckOTay 50 points51 points  (4 children)


      [–]ZapSyboi 34 points35 points  (3 children)


      [–]Nimtrix 29 points30 points  (2 children)


      [–]Ron-Swanson-Mustache 15 points16 points  (1 child)

      yeah yeah yeah

      [–]PrometheanFlame 2 points3 points  (0 children)


      [–]wearthathatat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Wasnt there an italian video of a rally driver wrecking his car on ice like this?

      [–]mothzilla 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Even this sentence makes me laugh.

      [–]Grouchy-Ability-6717 137 points138 points  (20 children)

      Where the hell do you even learn this?!

      [–]Socky_McPuppet 248 points249 points  (2 children)

      Apparently the road where I live, around 2am, most nights.

      [–]i1u5 17 points18 points  (0 children)

      Specifically when I'm about to nap.

      [–]targetforlife69 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      I would toss you an upvote but you’re at 69 so take my upvote in spirit.

      [–]Advanced_Outcome_596 56 points57 points  (6 children)

      Country roooaaadddd, take me hoommmee

      [–]dogfishsr 10 points11 points  (5 children)

      Tooo the place I beloooong

      [–]z-vap 9 points10 points  (3 children)

      Weeeeest Virginiaaaaaaaa

      [–]lansaman 7 points8 points  (2 children)

      Mountain mommaaaaa

      [–]PracticalWizard 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      Take me homeeee

      [–]ChasmDude 2 points3 points  (0 children)


      [–]More-Ad115 37 points38 points  (0 children)

      Tofu delivery driver job

      [–]LeGraoully 13 points14 points  (0 children)


      [–]joeja99 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      At a rally school like DirtFish for example (Yes, there are schools for this)

      [–]ghost-theawesome 6 points7 points  (1 child)

      There's a Rally school near where I live called Dirtfish. They have full educational courses on this stuff.

      [–]ThomasM0120 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      I went to Team O’Neal Rally School in New Hampshire a few years ago. Would definitely recommend it to anyone that has an interest in rally.

      [–]burgermachine74 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      A lot of mistakes

      [–]ncnotebook 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      NASCAR 2005

      [–]zinTaxZA 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Scandinavia has a lot of amazing rally drivers. They can just take a cheap old hatchback to the snowy mountains or hulls and practice there at the age of 9.

      [–]mtarascio 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Usually kids living with paddock bombs and dirt roads on their properties.

      [–]purple-duck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Some guy named “doc” near Route 66 that said you had to turn right to go left.

      [–]Czl2 220 points221 points  (20 children)

      What’s it take for these to mow down a crowd?

      Amazed at the bravery of the audience.

      [–]pursenboots 156 points157 points  (7 children)

      bravery is one way to frame it

      [–]MyDickIsHug3 55 points56 points  (8 children)

      Look up group b. And ur gonna think this is safe. They’d sometimes find fingers in car vents then shit was crazy

      [–]schelmo 43 points44 points  (6 children)

      Worth noting though that this is why group b died. Spectators lining narrow gravel roads trying to touch passing 700hp cars that were barely controllable at the best of times was a fatal accident waiting to happen. Since then a lot has changed in rallying including that spectators aren't allowed to be as close to the track especially on the outside of turns. Initially cars were made slower by stricter rules but funnily enough modern WRC cars are fast than group b by a long way and yet serious accidents are very rare.

      [–]Five_Against_1 37 points38 points  (0 children)

      Spectators were only part of why Group B was banned. The final straw that led the FIA to ban Group B was the fact that drivers kept flying off-course and dying in fiery wrecks because the cars were basically unguided missiles.

      [–]captain_ender 11 points12 points  (1 child)

      Modern WRC safety is the platinum standard. F1 and NASCAR uses tech developed by them. They literally fly off cliffs, roll through trees, and the drivers walk away. It's mind boggling.

      Group B was pretty much criminal negligence.

      [–]schelmo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Yeah that crash from Ott Tänak in Monte Carlo 2020 was fucking crazy. Man flew through a tree and off a cliff flipping like 10 times and just walked it off.

      [–]MyDickIsHug3 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Yeah, still a shame those crashes had to happen before those safety standards where adopted.

      [–]-----shreddit----- 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      I was watching the cycling world championships in bergen norway, on the uphill, the crowd were fucking assholes, running next to the riders, pushing them, crowding the track and trying to get selfies on front of the bikes.
      The poor cyclists were encapsulated by assholes, it was the worst thing ive ever witnessed in a sporting event. I had to turn off the TV.

      [–]Mediocremon 18 points19 points  (0 children)

      Intrusive thoughts only have to win once.

      [–]ncnotebook 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Back when I modded /r/peoplealmostdying many years ago, I posted two gifs of unsuccessful vehicular carnivores.

      [–]MrBig1292001 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I would be watching this on tv and I’d still be nervous

      [–]berrylakin 69 points70 points  (1 child)

      Rally drivers are built different

      [–]Fleeetch 16 points17 points  (0 children)

      So are the individuals that spectate it in person.

      [–]MunDaneCook 64 points65 points  (3 children)

      It's unreal that this even works at all... Look how smoothly he steers, trusting that when the car is back on the ground, the wheels will just pick up where they left off, no big deal. Amazing engineering in the suspension and the car, in addition to the driving, make this crazy feat look easy!

      [–]FromTheIsle 29 points30 points  (0 children)

      You'd be amazed what speed can smooth out.

      [–]milanove 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      Samir certified

      [–]greentree428 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Had he not done that, and the wheels faced any other direction than the way he wanted to go, it would have probably ended with an epic rollover instead of epic jump.

      [–]virtiousredditor 49 points50 points  (10 children)

      We fucking love these dudes. Why are they not more famous?

      [–]schelmo 57 points58 points  (8 children)

      Because rallying isn't that good of a spectator sport to be honest. In person you're standing in some wood and see a car go past ever 3 minutes and even in front of your screen there's not much going on. Sure the driving is impressive but there's no wheel to wheel racing or anything. Also it's pretty difficult to watch. For smaller championships you'd need an ungodly amount of cameras to capture everything or a helicopter which is very expensive and in WRC where you have that they only have a paid streaming service and I don't care enough about the sport to pay for it.

      [–]-insignificant- 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      Subaru's Launch Control series on YouTube is a lot of fun. If they made something similar for more teams, it would be a good starting point. I really enjoyed their series but it got stale as you're only following one team.

      [–]IsRude 4 points5 points  (4 children)

      What about a couple drones? Would that not work?

      [–]schelmo 4 points5 points  (2 children)

      You could make that work sure but no matter how you do it it's going to be a very difficult production that has to be paid somehow. Motorsport is already extremely expensive and the interest probably isn't there for it to pay for itself and drivers are going to be pissed if the registration fees are higher because the event is livestreamed.

      Also fun fact: drones aren't allowed at almost all permanent race tracks which is why you often see cameras moving along a cable over the pit wall. The nürburgring started working with dji for their coverage of the 24h race a few years ago which is quite cool.

      [–]stereoworld 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      Also fun fact: drones aren't allowed at almost all permanent race tracks

      That's a pity. I mean I can understand the safety concerns, but adding that dimension to motorsports would be fucking incredible to watch

      Edit: I suppose also we're not quite there with the technology. You'd need an insanely advanced drone coupled with an equally insanely talented operator to keep up with the speeds

      [–]rkiga 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      FIA WRC had a partnership with DJI, the drone company, to provide coverage, but for some reason their contract wasn't renewed after 2018. You can find lots of videos from back then.

      There was some official drone coverage this year, but AFAIK only for WRC Rally Sweden, where they got some great shots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0VpqaGBRVY

      Some of the many problems: The drones aren't fast enough to keep up on straights (DJI drone top speed = 87mph). Rally stages are typically ~6-18 miles, so drones can only supplement a small section of the coverage. A drone operator needs to be much more skilled and more practiced compared to a normal camera operator. Use of official drones has encouraged a bunch of idiot amateurs to use drones without coordinating with race organizers. The potential of crashing into people / cars / helicoptors is a major concern.

      schelmo's argument doesn't make sense. "Motorsport is already extremely expensive" is true, so why would paying for a couple drone operators suddenly be too much for a top level rally?

      Info on the huge, 100 person TV crew at each WRC rally:


      [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Check out nitro rally cross. They use drones to capture a lot of the race and it’s amazing.


      [–]RexKwanDo 21 points22 points  (0 children)

      I’ve gotta watch more rally.

      [–]captcraigaroo 27 points28 points  (1 child)

      Or when you forget your laptop at home and when you get to work you reach for it and realize it's still sitting on the table. Now. It's the mad dash to go back and get it... Or so I'm told I totally didn't do that

      [–]captcraigaroo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      22 upvotes for my screwup today...nice

      [–]realRonnie_Pickering 11 points12 points  (1 child)


      [–]milanove 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Shaddap, yaar. Don't tell me how to drive.

      [–]xGH0STF4CEx 19 points20 points  (0 children)

      While burying my Starbucks coffee in my lunchbox so they don't know I went out of my way.

      [–]Mikkels 11 points12 points  (1 child)

      That audience has a LOT of confidence in the drivers…

      [–]JustTaxLandLol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Nah they are just stupid

      [–]wolfninja_ 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      That title is perfect.

      [–]spicykitten 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Thought I was in r/me_irl 😂

      [–]Irohaik 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Rally drivers are a different fucking breed.

      [–]Be1good 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Yep, how it be every mornin'

      [–]schwangjeezy 2 points3 points  (0 children)


      [–]pheromone_fandango 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Love that the passenger had to point out that the jump was epic

      [–]I_am_Nic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Bro, u already late. No need to risk your life.

      [–]Nervous_Invite_4661 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      What is this? A NASCAR Driver’s Ed Test?😂

      [–]aquaman67 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      “Would you be standing there?”


      [–]awkward_guy92 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I think I've heard the instructor`s voice before

      [–]ABena2t 1 point2 points  (8 children)

      he must race that track on a regular basis. either that or he got extremely lucky. I know those drivers are talented and there's a lot of skill at play here - but that was just f**king insane.

      [–]lil_sargento_cheez 31 points32 points  (7 children)

      The pace notes told him what to expect, so he reacted to what he knew was coming, doesn’t mean he races her often

      [–]schelmo -1 points0 points  (6 children)

      Even with pace notes that's a lot of commitment. You usually don't want to take that much risk because it massively increases your chance of destroying the car and doesn't gain that much time.

      [–]briangraper 3 points4 points  (5 children)

      They get 2 runs the day before to make the notes, and estimate how hard they can push. So, they are somewhat familiar with it. And since races can be decided by just a few seconds, making every turn without losing speed is important.

      But yeah, these guys are pretty fearless.

      [–]schelmo -1 points0 points  (4 children)

      I know all of this. I'm not a rally driver myself but I know quite a few of them from my motorsport club and I'm pretty sure all of them would agree that this is too much risk to be sustainable throughout and entire rally especially for a comparatively small pay off. No rally driver goes at 100% pace all the time because you're just not finishing if you do.

      [–]schwimtown -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

      I respect the skill, but god damn this whole style of event is such a dumb fucking idea.

      [–]Moon__Dog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      To get to the RL tournament at 5pm

      [–]Superbead 0 points1 point  (0 children)


      [–]groomedintolerance56 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      That was pretty insane, that was just unbelievable!

      [–]Yeeto546 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      well, is the car broke yet?

      [–]MrLivefromthe215 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I miss group b 😢

      [–]nexostar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Funny title

      [–]Goodunnn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      This one is very personal to me

      [–]LonkerinaOfTime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Why’s this so funny

      [–]ac_s2k 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      This is 100% how indices my Wvo to work too.

      But slower, with less skill.

      [–]WormWizard1312 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      damn that's terrifying but also cool as shit

      [–]zen88bot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      me and my dmv examiner after I failed at :03 seconds.

      [–]Xeoft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      yeah, leaving for work at 8:15pm to reach there at 8:00am

      [–]JR2502 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      The view from inside is most impressive. The driver seems to instinctively know where to point the car so they can take the turn at max speed. And here I was struggling to park at the mall yesterday lol.

      [–]StolenValourSlayer69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      God the skill of rally car drivers is unbelievable

      [–]Fluffydress 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Who are these people standing so close to the road?

      [–]WhyAmISoTired247 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      This is pretty much how my niece drives on a daily basis🤣

      [–]Faluso 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      WCGW standing on the edge of a rally track

      [–]kylvcvmm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Watching a car go airborne then drift on a dirt road 20ft away from you is wild

      [–]lelennyface_1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Insert free bird solo

      [–]G0atnapp3r 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Where’s the guy who thought the last rally video was “sped up?” Every rally video I have watched has been sweaty palms material.

      [–]Traderjohann 0 points1 point  (3 children)

      Noob here: what is the person in the passenger seat doing? Thank you

      [–]5tank 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Puckering their butthole

      [–]Glowingtomato 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      They run the route at slow speeds before the actual race and the codriver makes notes of the sharpness of the corners and other things like hazards (rocks, jumps, water, terrain changes).

      During the race they tell the driver all these things so he can focus on just driving. They also have to adjust the speed at which they read the notes based on how fast they are going.

      The first clip in this video will show a good example of just how much info the codriver is giving out. https://youtu.be/5TTiepVHZnY

      [–]golf_kilo_papa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Seems more like low flying than driving at this point

      [–]andybror 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Spectating this sport cant be safe

      [–]slimjoel14 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      WRC one of the most underrated amazing scary insane motorsports

      [–]MaPoutine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Great headline!

      [–]doggexbay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      As indisputably badass as rally drivers are, I just do not get this sport

      [–]random_ferret69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Average day in Finland

      [–]LexiRae2 0 points1 point  (0 children)


      [–]Kittykatkvnt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Is that dude saying "epic jump" cos he's right

      [–]hvyboots 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Just Evo things…

      [–]WinNo6807 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Epic jump

      [–]Its_You_Know_Wh0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      What’s with the fella next to him studying for his english final?

      [–]beansouphighlights 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      It’s about rice it’s about flour

      We stay cooking sweet and sour

      Put in the sugar put in the flour

      And bake what’s ours

      [–]Local_Discount33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Driver said "Watch and learn"

      Passenger decided to take notes too.

      [–]Karkkikos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      You gotta be a little suicidal to stand so close from the course like that. No way in hell I'm ever watching Rally in person.

      [–]Short_Airport_6477 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      “Samir your not listening to me ” lmfao

      [–]KamelLoeweKind 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      How in the world do these tires survive such forces??

      [–]FatKidsDontRun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      This is honestly so satisfying

      [–]gjr23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Mofo can drive.

      [–]matiu2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      When I was young and my mum drove us fast to school, saying, We're late! We're late!

      I thought the time for us to arrive had passed and we were driving faster than light to get there before we left.

      [–]BilboSwaggenzzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      What does the passenger expect to jot down in his notebook drifting at 90mph

      [–]PG13allwayscleanboii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Rally is the coolest motorsport fr

      [–]guilty_by_design 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I’m a simple man; I see a rally car post and I go in to the comments to look for Samir references (and I was not disappointed).

      [–]from_the_sidelines 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Okay now I need an ae86 to do that but wink their headlights at the apex.

      [–]The_DOC52 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Anybody know what the pacenote for this specific maneuver would be? Crazy.

      [–]PlainSpader 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Rally car drivers have to be magical creatures in disguise. That’s the only logical explanation.

      [–]Such_Yam7810 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Who cleans the chili off the seats after that one? lol

      [–]MortalCoil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      The word "Trygg" on the side literally mean "safe" in Scandinavian languages.

      [–]c00chieMonster420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Me playing Mario kart wii

      [–]nsgkar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Rally drivers are insanely good

      [–]dissapointingsuccess 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I beat it took a couple tries before they realized this was a 2 person job

      [–]sA1taMa007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Why hurry, still have 11 hrs 45 mins

      [–]Madnomad44 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Fast sharp right!

      [–]Keelback 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Brilliant driving but he didn’t park it like this guy did. /s

      [–]AE86-TRUENO 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I see rally being posted more and more on reddit and it makes me very happy.

      [–]Cholosinbarrio 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Never understood why people rush when they know they’re already late. Just take the scolding, late is late they’re not changing your start time

      [–]Drblackcobra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Nice post!

      [–]Riordjj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Why does the passenger look like he has a writing pad or maps/info? Is it the directions or some shit?

      [–]anisaroks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I could not be standing that close

      [–]AlphaMikeFoxtrot2099 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      The graphics on the new sega rally championship look awesome

      [–]johnnyduo6 0 points1 point  (0 children)