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The longest ever WRC jump

The best jumps - 2 through 10
The best jumps - 2 through 10
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Sebastien Loeb in the 2008 Rally Greece
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Sebastien Loeb in the 2008 Rally Greece
Sebastien Loeb in the 2006 Rally of Finland
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Sebastien Loeb in the 2006 Rally of Finland
Sebastien Loeb in his Citroen C4 at the 2009 Rally Italia
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Sebastien Loeb in his Citroen C4 at the 2009 Rally Italia
Sebastien Loeb in the 2010 Rally of New Zealand
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Sebastien Loeb in the 2010 Rally of New Zealand
Sebastien Loeb in the 2009 Rally of Norway
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Sebastien Loeb in the 2009 Rally of Norway
Sebastien Loeb in the 2006 Rally of Finland
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Sebastien Loeb in the 2006 Rally of Finland
Sebastien Ogier in his Citroen at the 2010 Rally of Turkey
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Sebastien Ogier in his Citroen at the 2010 Rally of Turkey
Carlos Sainz in the 2004 Rally of Finland
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Carlos Sainz in the 2004 Rally of Finland
Dani Sordo (Citroen) in the 2006 Rally Italia
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Dani Sordo (Citroen) in the 2006 Rally Italia
The best jumps - 2 through 10
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The best jumps - 2 through 10
This is it - Sebastien Loeb achieved 85 metres airborne in a Citroen C4 at the Rally of Turkey 2010
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This is it - Sebastien Loeb achieved 85 metres airborne in a Citroen C4 at the Rally of Turkey 2010

The world’s longest ever WRC rally jump took place during April’s Rally of Turkey, when Sébastien Loeb's Citroen C4 left terra firma for an incredible 85 metres. The drivers call it getting “big air” and it’s that gravity-defying moment that separates rallying from other forms of motorsport that aim to keep their cars glued to the ground. Other motorsports occasionally see cars in the air, when it’s usually the prequel to a spectacular accident, but in rallying it’s simply the quickest method of getting from point A to point B. To celebrate six years at the top of the sport, Citroën has picked ten of its most spectacular gravity defying jumps ahead of next weekend’s Rally Finland.

These stunning photos were captured on events including New Zealand, Sweden, Italy, Norway and arguably the spiritual home of "big air" moments – Finland.

Commenting on his incredible Turkish jump, Loeb said: “It was an incredible sensation as we were up in the air for several seconds. Not for a moment did we imagine that we would jump so far.”

The Citroën Total World Rally Team has been competing in the FIA World Rally Championship since 2001 during which it has won five manufacturers titles and lead driver Sébastien Loeb has won six Drivers’ Championships to become the most successful rally driver in history.

The Frenchman heads into round eight of the 2010 championship in Finland with a 51 point lead over his closest rival and firmly in the hunt for a record seventh drivers’ crown. The Citroën Total World Rally Team also holds a 47 point lead in the Manufacturers’ standings.

3 comments
paulblez
\"in rallying it's simply the quickest method of getting from point A to point B\". Not necessarily. Time spent in the air is time slowing down with the wheels not driving. In bike racing, on both tarmac and dirt, the quickest riders \'pre-jump\' to reduce the amount of time they spend in the air, so they can get back to accelerating as quickly as possible. However, I have no idea if it\'s possible to \'pre-jump\' in a rally car..... PNB
Ed
Yeah? Well I bet Bo and Luke Duke could do a longer one...IN THE GENERAL LEE!
oyunbozan
there are 3 videos of this amazing jump. one incar video (at 5:40) https://youtu.be/QlZNxew_sl8 one tripod video from the bottom of the crest https://youtu.be/_LIQIFhP7Cg and one from the side https://youtu.be/yye6LdGFG9c