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SA rally crash: Inside the chaos

2015-08-20 08:15

TIGHT SPOT: Rally driver Matthew Vacy-Lyle can be seen wedged into the side of his Toyota Etios as the car rolled at the Tshwane Rally in Cullinan. Image: YouTube


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CAPE TOWN - Earlier in August, Wheels24 published a video of rally driver Matthew Vacy-Lyle and navigator Schalk van Heerden, competing in the S1600 class at the Cullinan rally, rolling their Toyota Etios multiple times.

Mercifully the pair walked away unscathed.

Watch: Whoa! Rally car flips multiple times

Wheels24 now has on-board footage of the crash and it makes for harrowing viewing.


Vacy-Lyle, who lives in Durban was back at work when Wheels24 contacted him on Wednesday and confirmed he was feeling fine despite the weekend's incident. 

The duo were leading the S1600 class in the SA National Rally Championship going into the Tshwane Rally, which took place near the town of Cullinan last weekend (August 15-16).

The incident took place on Stage 7 of the rally, when their Etios landed awkwardly after hitting a jump at high speed. Both members escaped injury, thanks to the advanced safety systems and a roll cage.


Earlier in August 2015, Wheels24 published a video of Volkswagen rally driver Gugu Zulu showing the experienced driver control his S2000 Polo at the Port Elizabeth rally and narrowly avoiding what could've been a race-ending crash. 

Watch: Onboard footage of SA rally crash

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