Tuesday | 06 Nov 2018

OneBet Jump of the Year

Up next in the WRC end-of-season Gala award categories is an accolade that showcases the best of the championship’s high-flying action. And again, we’re calling on WRC fans to pick the winner.

We’ve reviewed the season so far and have picked a shortlist of four jumps that left us gobsmacked. Want to get involved? See them for yourself in the video below and then vote for your favourite in the OneBet Jump of the Year award.

The nominees are:

Thierry Neuville, Colin’s Crest
The Belgian must have been fearing the worst when he clipped a bank just as he launched from Rally Sweden’s famous jump. Flying more than 30 metres in an alarming corkscrew, he slammed down to earth on two wheels before somehow managing to wrestle the car back under control. Having survived that moment, he went on to win the rally.

Dani Sordo, Fafe Jump
No competition to decide the best WRC jump would be complete without the inclusion of Portugal’s iconic Fafe stage. And this year Sordo delivered a proper crowd pleaser. The Spaniard was one of the few not to brake before the launch spot, and the resulting flight left his i20 hanging in the air like a ski-jumper, before a perfectly smooth landing. Textbook stuff.

Sébastien Ogier, Ruuhimäki Power Stage
The Live TV Power Stage in Finland was a crucial one for Ogier, who attacked it at full speed in an effort to bag a maximum haul of championship points. Hitting one of Finland’s famous jumps at full attack, his car left a trail of bits of broken spoiler as it flew a whopping 60 metres down the road. Sixth-fastest meant he missed out on extra points, but his all-out attack was memorable.

Mads Østberg, Micky’s Jump
The Norwegian is famed for the bravery he shows over the WRC’s jumps and his Rally Italia Sardegna performance was no exception. Tightening his grip on the wheel, Østberg floored his Citroën C3 over the iconic Micky’s jump, delighting the thousands of fans stageside.

The OneBet Jump of the Year winner will be announced during the prestigious gala, which follows the final round at Kennards Hire Rally Australia (15 - 18 November).

More than 250 guests, including drivers, co-drivers, team bosses, senior officials, city personalities and government representatives will celebrate at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, across the water from the famous Opera House, on Monday 19 November.

While casting your vote you will also be entered into our competition to win one of three fantastic annual subscriptions to our WRC+ All Live interactive digital service, worth 89.99 euros.

The lucky winners won’t miss a minute of the 2019 WRC, with coverage of every special stage from all 14 rounds, expert analysis from the WRC TV studio, interviews and reactions from across the service park, on-demand highlights, live timing, onboard videos and more.

Two more gala winners will be decided by fan votes here on wrc.com so don’t forget to check daily for the latest. Voting closes for all categories on 12 November.

Tomorrow: Asahi Kasei Spirit of the Season Award

1. All votes and WRC+ competition entries must be received by 22.00hrs CET on Monday 12 November 2018.
2. No more than one entry per person per voting category.
3. Competition entries will be entered into a draw that will take place on Thursday 15 November 2018.
4. The winners will be notified by email following this date.
5. Entry excludes employees of WRC Promoter GmbH, members of their families, their agents and anyone connected with the competition.
6. The prize is non-transferable and must be accepted as offered.
7. There are no cash alternatives or cash substitutes for the prize.
8. Any personal data collected as part of this competition will be used only for notifying the winner and delivering the prize.
9. By entering the competition, all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions.

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