Danny Hall and Josh Robinson died after their car plunged 1,300ft off Austria's highest mountain roadsalzburg mountain rescue

Two British men killed in a car crash in a rally along a mountain road in Austria spoke of the dangers of their trip just days before they died.

Danny Hall and Josh Robinson, both from Ashford in Kent, had been taking part in the Great European Rally – an amateur eight-day drive beginning in Brussels and ending in Budapest, aimed at raising money for charity – when they were killed on Friday morning.

The men died when their Seat Leon fell 1,312ft from the Grossglockner High Alpine Road near the village of Fusch, 60 miles east of Innsbruck.

On Wednesday, the pair had posted updates of their trip online, including video footage as they drove through the mountains.

Robinson said: "A biker's just been killed so we're kind of taking a bit of a pit stop – bringing it home though how dangerous it is."

In footage posted later one of the men said: "The difference in driving around, like, town where there's like a 50% chance you will die at high speeds, well guess what my friends, today there's a 100% chance you will die and it will f*****g hurt."

Family's tributes

Robinson's relations named the men on social media last night.

Josh Robinson's father, Marcus Robinson, said he is heartbroken.

In a tribute posted online, he wrote: "Josh Robinson you have broken my heart but I forgive son your always be my little boy, daddy going to bring you home babe."

Dover Athletic Football Club tweeted: "Our condolences go out to the friends and family of supporter Danny Hall, who tragically passed away today." #RIPDanny

Kieran Dodd, from Dover, England, wrote on Twitter: "Still in shock over the tragic passing of Danny Hall; a fellow DAFC fan, but more importantly, a really likeable bloke. RIP, buddy."

The 12,460ft Grossglockner mountain is Austria's highest peak and one of the highest in the Alps.

The pair are thought to have been following a Porsche driven by another Briton when their car left the road.

The 42-year old driver of the other vehicle contacted police after the men failed to turn up at a planned rendezvous with him at a glacier further along the route.

A helicopter was called to the scene to recover the bodies.

The rally's organisers describe the Grossglockner road as having 36 "hairpin bends".

The mountain pass road is only accessible for six months every year and crosses a glacier in the Austrian Alps.

According to the Great European Rally's website, the rally – which is held on public roads – is "not a race or a time trial" and participants must obey local traffic laws.