According to the 34-year-old Chicherit, he managed the tricky stunt—a 360-degree turn in mid-air—after launching it to a height of 23m (75ft) from an 8m (26ft) high ramp. He safely landed on the special snow ramp.
He completed the stunt in private on Sunday morning and then repeated the feat later as a part of an event, set up by the makers of Monster energy drink, in front of thousands of fans.
The Frenchman said that before the jump it was crazy. He had to arrive at 60kph (37mph) and be full throttle in the kicker to get the right rotation. In the jump, he knew the balance of the car was good and it took him maybe 20 seconds to realise that he had landed on his wheels.
“When you attempt something new which nobody has ever achieved before, the stress is really high but the only way is to just try it,” said Chicherit.
In past other drivers had attempted the back-flip but Chicherit became the first automotively-propelled driver to execute a perfect landing.