Red Bull daredevil Jokke Sommer opens the World Endurance Championship round in Bahrain with fellow athlete Abdo Feghali by landing on the Bahrain International Circuit after a 140kph run in his wing suit.[Not a valid template]
That’s one way to make an entrance.
Grandstand attendees at the recent World Endurance Championship round in Bahrain – all 12/13 of them – were treated to a typically ‘extreme’ display by Red Bull drift artist Abdo Feghali and daredevil Jokke Sommer, who flew onto the grid just before the formation lap in a Red Bull liveried ‘wing-suit’.
Sommer hit speeds of up to 140kph after bailing out of the helicopter hovering over the Bahrain International Circuit before landing in the donut marks left by Feghali (former Guinness World Record Holder and current Red Bull Car Park Drift lynchpin) in his Ford Mustang drift machine just moments earlier.
The penultimate round of this year’s WEC championship was won by Toyota teammates Alexander Wurz, Mike Conway and Stephane Sarrazin in the #7 TS040 Hybrid but it was Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi in the sister #8 machine who, despite only finishing 11th after alternator issues, took the plaudits by taking the WEC Driver’s crown one race early.
Source – Red Bull