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Watch a rally driver jump 50 metres in a Ford Fiesta

Norwegian driver Mads Østberg pulled off the feat on the Ouninpohja stage of the recent Rally Finland, after negotiating a right-hand bend and absolutely flooring it over the infamous blind “Yellow House” jump. The reward for his commitment was a glorious 50 metre journey through the air, to the delight and amazement of on-looking fans. To put that in perspective – 50m is 12 times the length of the actual car (a Ford Fiesta is around 4 metres), or three and a bit double decker buses!

It wasn’t quite enough to beat the world record however, which still stands at a ludicrous 58 metres!

Stop what you’re doing and watch the video below: