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Video: now THAT'S how to cross the finish line
Watch an offroad buggy end a rock-crawling race in the most spectacular manner possible
The video above details the strange sport of rock-bouncing, in which four-wheel vehicles of many shapes, sizes and quality attempt to cross muddy, cruel terrain as quickly – and to a soundtrack of as much whooping – as possible.
But don’t concern yourself with the regulations. All you really need to know is this: the unnamed driver of this green RZR XP 1000 buggy has won motorsport’s ‘crossing the finish line’ competition once and for all.
Approaching the final jump, our hammer-footed hero rather overcooks things, landing nose-first an agonising few feet short of the end. But instead of conceding defeat, he cunningly embraces physics to launch into a perfect front-flip, propelling the buggy over the line and – here’s the best bit – taking out the ‘FINISH’ banner for good measure. Hero.
Skip through to the 50-second mark to see the final flourish in all its glory, but we reckon the flailing build-up is well worth a watch too.
We’re told the fearless driver bagged a bonus 500 dollars for destroying the banner. Bernie, if you’re looking to spice up F1 for the second half of the season…