I've been playing F-Zero a lot lately, along with a bunch of other "retro" games. I'm having a bit of trouble on the course "White Land II" in the Queen Cup. The course contains a slippery turn, followed by a long jump shown below.
I'm using the Fire Stingray which, as some may know, has a high top speed but somewhat low acceleration. I think the problem is that it is close to impossible to attain enough speed given such a small straightaway.
How to clear this jump? For reference, I attempted the jump at approximately 379 kilometers per hour, with no luck.