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Video: Ken Block keeps racing during cockpit fire

You know how it is. You’re winning a race. Nothing else is important other than you win the race. Rally star Ken Block in the US demonstrated that whole ‘nothing else is important’ notion recently after part of the interior of his race car caught fire, mid-race.

Block was in the lead at the time before smoke started accumulating near the gear lever and centre console area. The smoke soon turned into flames, however, it didn’t seem to faze Block at first.

Block kept driving and leading the race with flames touching his leg until he could take no more. He retired from the Global Rally Cross SEMA event short of the finish line.

Usually, if there’s a fire inside your car, it’s always best practice to get out as soon and safely as possible‚Ķ unless you’re winning of course.

Click play below to take a look how it happened.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.