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This Is Not How A Rally Car Jump Is Supposed To Go

Finnish driver Toomas Heikkinen was involved in this practice crash at the X Games on Friday, in which he was trying to clear a 50-foot gap on the RallyCross course. He cleared about 45 feet of it.

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Heikkinen was surprisingly unhurt, suffering only a broken ankle and some abdominal bruising. That's testament to the safety systems in these rally cars, and an entire sport that's designed for crashes, but not fatalities.

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