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Guerlain Chicherit to break car jump world record

Rally driver Guerlain Chicherit is planning to break the world record for the longest ever car jump today, driving a specially prepared MINI Countryman rally car. The stunt is being put together by Toyo Tyres and Monster Energy.

Guerlain Chicherit

The aim is to hit a jump and remain airborne for a whopping 110 metres, before, hopefully, coming to a safe landing. This will be enough to break the current Guinness World Record of 101.19 metres, which was set by Tanner Foust in 2011. Chicherit spoke about the attempt in a statement, saying,

“I have been a professional driver for 10 years now and I must say this is the first time I am so confident with my tires.

“When you drive fast in the Dakar race or when you make your car do incredible performances, you have to trust your tires 100-percent. In addition to top products, Toyo Tires and I share the same values and state of mind.”

The record attempt will take place in Tignes, France, on a custom ramp later today (tomorrow Australia time). We look forward to reporting the results including any video footage that comes to hand.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.