Guerlain Chicherit Backflips A Mini

After 18 months of practice and countless crashes, the 34-year-old adrenaline junkie Guerlain Chicherit finally landed a perfect backflip in a rally-spec Mini Countryman. The stunt was pulled off at a winter sports resort in Tignes, France. 

The feat heralds the former freestyle skiing world champion and rally driver as the first man to backflip a car ‘unassisted’ or in layman’s terms –  without the aid of a special ramp with moving elements to boost the car’s rotational movement. Instead, Chicherit and his crew used a static ramp that has the same blueprint as a quarterpipe for the historical jump.

Mini said after placing the ramp at the right angle, Chicherit needed only two other things to pull the stunt off: an extremely light touch with the accelerator and a car with a suitably buoyant spring in its step. Lets see if Mini is considering to sell the Countryman with “buoyancy” package after this. Nevertheless, check how Chicherit landed the backflip in the video posted below.

 



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