Cue the R. Kelly and get ready to send with this countdown of the best jumps in WRC history. Needless to say, this one is a triumph of modern suspension.
World Rally Championship driver Evgeny Novikov crashed his Ford Fiesta into an old stone wall during the second stage of the Rally d'Italia Sardegna. With a smashed front end, battered windshield and a missing left rear wheel, it's pretty obvious that Novikov's rally is done. Although judging from his post-crash interview, it seems that Novikov may have been one of the last people to come to that realization.
The nine-time world rally champion shaved more than 90 seconds off the previous mark.
Folks were impressed when Rhys Millen set a new record in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb last year with a time of 9 minutes, 46.164 seconds. Last week, they were blown away when Sebastian Loeb made Millen's mark look turtle-like with a time of 8 minutes, 13.878 seconds. Loeb drove a Peugeot 208 T16 through the 12.4-mile course ,which features 156 turns and rises 14,110 vertical feet.