The Dakar track in Saudi Arabia is treacherous. We have already seen several (car) drivers end up upside down this year. Tim and Tom Coronel have had a flawless rally so far, but that almost changed on Thursday.
During the fifth stage, the twins were shocked when they were accidentally launched and almost landed on their roof. In the end it only caused some damage to the eyes, but the Dakar Rally could have taken a nasty turn for the Coronel brothers.
In the end they crossed the finish line 22 minutes behind day winner Henk Lategan.
Check out footage of the near-disastrous moment below, along with other footage from the stage.