Qatar Driving Beats Gymkhana with Skateboard Car on Two Wheels

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There’s nothing to be worried about - just take a closer look and you’ll notice that both the driver and the passenger of the two-wheeling Toyota Land Cruiser are wearing their seatbelts.
And did you notice how nice and tidy the road and the signs are? If we listen to Audi, we should wish we had something like this in the US. You might have noticed a little problem in the adjacent image though. The two cars in the background are a bit out of their lanes.

What? What about the man standing on top the diagonal of the two-wheeling off-roader? This kind of transportation is normal in Qatar so there’s nothing to talk about. As long as he's not shooting firearms like these guys, it's OK.

Driving on two wheels has almost reached that level where it's become the norm for the extreme drivers in Qatar, so these people figured they should come up with something new to impress their audience.

As you can imagine, the passenger side of such stunts has evolved into a dedicated form of shenanigans. Sure, the drivers can hoon all they want, but if the passenger simply stands in his seat, the stunt isn't cool enough. To put things in a different perspective, it's not enough for the guy/guys riding shotgun to risk their lives by placing them in the hands of the driver. Oh no. They have to attempt their own potentially dealy moves in order to prove they are worthy of the unofficial stuntman title.

Sure, accidents happen all the time, but the videos showing them are much fewer than the ones which glorify such forms of driving. And since such practices only happen in remote areas, you can be certain those who perform the tricks know about the dark side of the game. They simply choose to ignore it.

Our Say: This is going straight into the next Gymkhana.
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