Ogier resists Paddon challenge in Sweden
Frenchman takes comfortable lead into final leg
Jumping his R5-specification car further than any of the top level World Rally Car drivers, Norway's Brynildsen was a surprise winner of this year's Colin's Crest Award, named in honour of the 1995 World Champion Colin McRae.
The record-breaking leap came on the second pass through the Vargåsen stage (SS16) and eclipsed the previous record of 44 metres set by Thierry Neuville in 2015.
“I heard that Thierry didn’t believe that the Fiesta R5 could go that fast, but he can join me for a ride if he is unsure!" said Brynildsen, who was in fifth gear and travelling at around 165kph when he took off.
“We had a perfect combination of corners before the crest and I knew that we had quite a lot of speed. I decided before the stage that if everything went to plan then I would try to break the record. I just put my right foot on the pedal and held it down. No drama!”
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