Does the name Guerlain Chicherit ring any bells? It definitely need to if you happen to be into competitive skiing, as he was crowned planet champion in off-trail freeriding 4 occasions. But he’;s also a rally driver, winning the FIA Cross Country Rally Planet Cup in 2009 and even a stage of the Dakar Rally the following 12 months. What actually set him apart, though, was when he back-flipped a Mini Countryman rally vehicle to set a world record final 12 months. And now he’;s after one more.
This time he’;s going right after the globe record for the longest ramp jump in a vehicle. The record at present belongs to Tanner Foust at 332 feet, but Chicherit plans to break it by a excellent thirty far more with a targeted distance of 360 feet.
He’;ll be using the Mini after yet again, sponsored by Monster Vitality and Toyo Tires, and specially modified for the endeavor which he ideas to undertake this Sunday under the auspices of Guinness Globe Record officials. We’;ll be watching to see how it all goes down.
GUERLAIN CHICHERIT Will Attempt GUINNESS World RECORDS™ Title for LONGEST Car RAMP Leap ON MARCH sixteen
Mar eleven, 2014 11:00am
CYPRESS, CA – This coming Sunday, March sixteen, Toyo Tires will be a part of background as 2014 Staff Toyo Dakar rally driver and professional skier Guerlain Chicherit attempts a GUINNESS World Information title for the Longest automobile ramp leap. Chicherit programs to soar 360 feet (110 meters) in his specially constructed Monster Power / Toyo Tires MINI outfitted with Toyo Open Country M/T tires. The GUINNESS World Records title try will get area in the scenic resort of Tignes, France. The current record is 332 feet (101.19 meters) and was set on May 30, 2011, by former Team Toyo driver and 2-time Formula Drift Champion Tanner Foust.
“Our tires have won championships in the desert and on the track,” mentioned Amy Coleman, senior director of advertising, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “We are thrilled to now get them to the snow and support Guerlain in his GUINNESS Globe Records title attempt to comprehensive the world’;s Longest vehicle ramp leap. He is a confirmed champion and actually lives the all or absolutely nothing perspective embodied by our athletes and our tire owners.”
Toyo Open Country tires are acknowledged for their traction, durability, and uniformity. These attributes provide Chicherit with an extra degree of comfort as he prepares for the try this weekend.
“I have been a specialist driver for 10 many years now and I must say this is the initial time I am so confident with my tires. When you drive quickly in the Dakar race or when you make your vehicle do extraordinary performances, you have to believe in your tires 25-percent,” said Guerlain Chicherit. “In addition to prime goods, Toyo Tires and I share the very same values and state of thoughts.”
An accomplished athlete and native of Tignes, Chicherit won the 2009 FIA Rallye Raid Championship and is a 4-time Freeride Skiing Globe Champion. In February 2013, he performed a sensational back flip with his MINI in Tignes the video of the feat has captured above 4 million views.
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