The Ultimate Journey : Worldwide Ryder Cup Partner BMW Gives the Prestigious Trophy

The Ultimate Journey - Ryder Cup

The Ultimate Journey”: Worldwide Ryder Cup Partner BMW gives the prestigious trophy a fitting journey to the opening ceremony.

Few sporting events combine an intense atmosphere, sporting drama and excellence, and global interest in the same way as the Ryder Cup has done since 1927.

The ‘Ultimate Journey’ to the opening ceremony, for which Worldwide Partner BMW, BMW Group Designworks and the team around wingsuit pilot Peter Salzmann (AUT) chose the skies above Wisconsin as the stage, was equally spectacular.

Equipped with a wingsuit in a Ryder Cup design, as well as a transport capsule for the trophy, specially developed by BMW Group Designworks for that purpose, Salzmann and his team leapt out of a helicopter from 3,000 metres above sea level.

The Ryder Cup Trophy Case was fastened to the Austrian’s body using a construction that guaranteed him the necessary freedom of movement and also had the required aerodynamic properties.

The Ultimate Journey - Ryder Cup

This made it possible to land safely with the trophy after two minutes of flying, despite a top speed of 230 km/h, before it was driven in its case to the opening ceremony at Whistling Straits in the BMW Group’s fully-electric technology flagship, the BMW iX xDrive50.


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