The Wire star Idris Elba refused to let a foot injury ruin his chance to compete in the Gumball 3000 rally - the actor took to the road in his native London wearing a protective leg brace.
The actor turned up to the launch of the eight-day tour on Saturday (01May10) with a special cast on his left leg after rupturing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer.
But the Brit was determined to compete in the road race, despite the injury, and climbed into his Aston Martin DB9 sportscar, joining rappers Xzibit and Eve as well as actor Michael Madsen for the annual event, which sees 120 luxury cars travel across the globe.