GIF via Jiří Tureček

World Rally Championship fan Jiří Tureček happened to be in the right place at the right time after Toyota driver Juho Hänninen hit a bridge near the end of Stage 1 of this weekend’s Tour de Corse. The hard hit caused fuel to leak out, which sparked a weirdly mesmerizing fire when viewed in slow motion.

Wheel on fire? Rally driver doesn’t care. (Until it starts to spread and matter, of course.)

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Here’s the hard hit that led up to the one-tire-fire, where the Tour de Corse’s tight asphalt turns show exactly how tricky they can be to navigate:

Hänninen lost 14 minutes to putting out the fire and ultimately ended up retiring from the rally after the first stage, reports Motorsport.com. Perhaps he discovered then that things were a bit too torched to go on.

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Still, it’s a real testament to the idea that rally drivers will keep going through nearly anything that we’ve got this weirdly beautiful slow-mo footage of a Toyota Yaris WRC car still pushing on while on fire.