Rally Finland is an undisputed highlight for any motorsport fan – a proper rally that shows just how utterly committed/possibly insane rally driver really are, with high speeds, challenging corners and, yeah, jumps.
And there is little more spectacular these days than one particular jump right at the end of the Wolf Power Stage that has very quickly become a fan favourite for the sheer amount of air the cars get over it.
Power Stages were first introduced into the WRC in 2011 and offer additional World Championship points for the top five teams through the stage regardless of where they actually finished in the rally.
Unlike a normal special stage which is timing to tenth of a second, the timing of power stage is to the thousandth of a second – this encourages serious maximum effort from the teams an some serious commitment from the drivers, leading to those impressive launches at the end of the Wolf Power Stage.
But Ogier recently surpassed all with a flight time that definitely need to be seen to be believed. No, seriously – go watch that video right now if you haven’t. Or just watch it again if you have.
Of course most of the cars get impressive amounts of air (hat tip to Thierry Neuville in his Hyundai as well), but Ogier clearly wins, not just for distance, but also for the fact that his car almost flips before the landing…