British rally driver Kris Meeke secured a stunning victory at the Rally Mexico despite veering off into the spectator’s car park during the final kilometre.
Meeke and his co-driver Paul Nagle lead by 37.2 seconds heading into the last stage of the World Rally Championship event but disaster almost struck in the closing stages as you can see below.
The pair slid into the car park with less than a kilometre to go and were able to avoid a collision by slaloming past a number of parked cards before rejoining the road and sealing a 13.8 second win over Sebastien Ogier.
“I’m a lucky boy,” Meek admitted following the race.
“After a jump, I took a bump. It’s certainly one way to finish a rally but we didn’t need that.
“I was trying to find my way out of parked cars and trying to find a gap in the hedge. A lot of things went my way.
“I was in the hands of God. I finally made my way between the cars but had punctured the front left tyre. When I crossed the line I didn’t know whether I had won or not.”
The win moved him up to sixth in the championship, 39 points adrift of leader Ogier.