Video: Sebastien Loeb narrowly misses Pikes Peak plonkers

Sebastien Loeb narrowly misses Pikes Peak plonkers

Rallying superstar Sebastien Loeb covered all 156 corners of the gruelling 12.42-mile Pikes Peak hill climb route in just 8min 13.878secs at the weekend.

His expert driving skills and the unflappable performance of the 863bhp Peugeot 208 T16 meant the route's record – previously set by New Zealander Rhys Millen – was obliterated by 90 seconds.
But the record-breaking run almost ended in disaster when a group of spectators decided to cross the track just after a blind bend.

The video below shows one spectator nonchalantly crossing the road despite the roar of the approaching Peugeot growing ever louder.

Just before Loeb hurtles around the blind bend - he averaged a speed of 87.47mph so we'd dread to think what he was doing at this point – a further three nutters scuttle across the course.

Loeb fires out of the sharp left and narrowly misses the crazy spectator by a yard or so as the crowd holds its breath in anticipation of a serious accident.

Watch the video below and check out more of Loeb's amazing record-breaking run HERE

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