Originally posted by CoiloverKid
i had no problems with the jump, high-2nd/low-3rd was a-ok. everyone was just being wusses
That Porsche nosed in each time it went airborne -- I don't know if it made a difference which side they were on. I would have thought a rear-engined car would have been less prone.
I watched all of the SS stages, and was in front of the jump for all of them. I don't agree with some of the above statements. There didn't seem to be that much difficulty (on the outside lane) for cars that didn't take the jump too fast. I think it comes down to driver judgement, and driver error.
Sure the Blazer had an issue, but they blew through that jump faster and farther than anyone else, so what do you expect?
The Jetta's jump was nearly as impressive.
Verdier's was kinda hairy because the car was rotating along its longitudinal axis in the air more than any of the other cars (is his codriver a lot heavier or something?
), but he saved it nicely.