MOTORSPORT /// WRC /// PHOTOLICIOUS FRIDAY /// FRIDAY THE 13TH UNDER A FULL MOON: AVOID WALKING UNDER LADDERS, CROSSING BLACK CATS, WHAT YOU DRINK, & WHO YOU DRINK IT IN FRONT OF, ITALY 2014…

The action of the World Rally Championship moves quickly.  (About) as quick as the wit of its competitors, in fact.  How so?  Well, for example, in one day (of Rally Italia Sardegna 2014)…

…This is what happened to the Ford Fiesta RS WRC of M-Sport World Rally Team’s Finns, (driver) Mikko Hirvonen and (co-driver) Jarmo Lehtinen (while on the driving from Special Stage 3 to SS4):

(on fire, until they were on fire: the remains of the m-sport fiesta of leaders hirvonen & lehtinen after a flash fire /// 2014 rally italy /// courtesy of rally italia sardegna on facebook)

(on fire, until they were on fire: the remains of the m-sport fiesta of leaders hirvonen & lehtinen after a flash fire /// 2014 rally italy /// courtesy of rally d’italia sardegna on facebook)

…Then, this is what happened to the Hyundai i20 WRC of Hyundai Shell World Rally Team’s Finns, (driver) Juho Hänninen and (co-driver) Tomi Tuominen (in SS5):

(the hyundai disadvantage: hänninen & tuominen work on making rally cars grow on trees /// 2014 rally italy /// courtesy of rally d'italia sardegna on facebook)

(the hyundai disadvantage: hänninen & tuominen work on making rally cars grow on trees /// 2014 rally italy /// courtesy of rally d’italia sardegna on facebook)

…And, this is what happened after all parties walked away, uninjured, and Tuominen noticed Hirvonen’s Rally Italy beverage of choice:

(if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitsch-en: hirvonen sits in another hot seat as fellow nordic humorist tuominen fires his beautiful catch into the universe /// 2014 rally italy /// courtesy of tomi tuominen on twitter, @t_tuominen)

(if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitsch-en: hirvonen sits in another hot seat as fellow nordic humorist tuominen fires his beautiful catch into the universe /// 2014 rally italy /// courtesy of tomi tuominen on twitter, @t_tuominen)

…See?  Pretty quick, eh?

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