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Video: Watch a Mini Countryman do a backflip

Frenchman Checherit backflips Mini.

By AutoWeek Feb 19, 2013 8:15AM




We’ve seen a backflip on a snowmobile, we’ve seen the double backflip from Travis Pastrana on his dirtbike, and we saw Rhys Millen almost land a backflip in his off-road truck on New Year’s Eve. Apparently, Mini thought it would cap the fad’s run by flipping a car.


Extreme sportsman, freestyle skier and rally driver Guerlain Chicherit made the attempt at the winter sports resort of Tignes in France. Chicherit used a static ramp and a bed of fresh powdered snow for landing.


He used a ramp that fits the same template as a quarter-pipe on a skiing or snowboarding freestyle course.


The Mini was prepped for the jump with extremely tough springs and a massive amount of travel in the suspension.


The stunt is a feather in the cap of Chicherit, who is a four-time freestyle-skiing world champion, French-rally winner and a veteran of the X-raid Dakar Rally team.



-- Jake Lingeman

 

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Feb 20, 2013 7:21PM
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I bet his auto insurance premium goes up when it comes time to renew his policy.

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