Saturday, February 25, 2012

Somehow the Driver "... Avoided That Kangaroo", Said the Commentator!

What are the odds of hitting a kangaroo in a race? Well, that apparently depends on where you live. In North America, you may hit a deer but chances of hitting a kangaroo are zilch. In Australia, it's the reverse:



This was a super close call and one very lucky kangaroo. It happened at a Bathurst 1000, which is the most popular race Down Under.

It cracks me up that the kangaroo almost got burned by the exhaust flames at 0:10 but that wasn't too bad considering the circumstances. I have seen young deer at Tremblant while lapping and it is very scary when you are moving at track speeds. This adrenaline junkie was so panicked by all the noise and flying cars around, it had no idea where to go. At least it was lapping the track on the race line... right up until it started hopping around to avoid the cars. Maybe it never saw the blue flags?