Polish Driver With No Steering Wheel Proves Why Rally Is the Manliest Autosport

In most motorsports, blowing a tire, losing a few body pieces, or having the steering wheel come off in your hands is the end of your race. In Formula One, even the tiniest piece of the car falling off can spell disaster for the driver’s performance or even pull him out of the race altogether. In GT racing, a blown tire can mean the end of the whole day’s work. In any motorsport, losing the steering wheel probably means the vehicle is out of action entirely.

Unless you’re a rally driver. And Polish. Then a steering wheel is optional equipment.

Outside of the driver being Polish and the language of the video and post being so, we have little information about who these two racers are. What we can tell from the video, though, is that after the steering wheel popped off in his hands on a curve, the two looked at each other for a moment and the driver then tossed down the wheel with a shrug and grabbed the hub with his hand and started cranking. They got back on the course and he drove on using his hands to turn the steering column hub without a wheel.

This is the kind of driving even Chuck Norris would sweat over. It’s why rally is the greatest motorsport ever and the manliest of all racing endeavors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Kb43Nxuwc4I

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.
Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.