Racing driver performs donuts to start Gumball Rally

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Racing Driver Oliver Webb Pulls Donuts as Gumball Rally Kicks Off in Dublin

Professional racing driver Oliver Webb gave visitors to the opening of the Gumball Rally a show by performing a series of donuts on a road in Dublin.

The parade drew in hundreds of spectators who took to the street to watch 120 cars and their drivers setting off on a journey towards Bucharest. The 3,000-mile rally was bound for Edinburgh after Belfast, before making its way through the UK and into mainland Europe.

Webb, behind the wheel of a BAC Mono, decided on Baggot Street in Dublin the perform the move, with a few spectators quickly getting out of the way as the two-seater sports car began spinning.

The annual charity rally features a variety of high-end and performance cars, from a Mercedes-AMG GT-S to a Lamborghini-based 'Batmobile'. The event has already claimed its first car victim, with a Gumpert Apollo supercar spinning off the road. No injuries were reported.