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Car journalist breaks record for world's longest drift

2y ago

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A South African motor journalist has smashed the world record for the world's longest drift on a skid-pan near Pretoria - beating the existing record of 144.125km.

Jesse Adams, who writes for IOL and Star Motoring, set a new unofficial world drift record of 168.50Km in a Toyota GT86. The length of the drift equates to 15,000 laps of the track and took a gruelling 5h 46m to complete.

The previous record was set by Germany’s Harald Müller, in another Toyota 86 on a skidpan in Turkey.

Adams started his attempt early this morning and just after midday he had covered 86km, in 2h 52m, having completed 486 laps.

After the gruelling five hour drift session was over, Adams was asked what it felt like to break the record. He responded: "It's like I want to go to bed now! I want a hot bath and then go to bed." He added that he was sore and tired after the feat but was proud of everyone involved in the record attempt.

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Video credit: @iLEBinc on facebook.

Interview with Jesse Adams after breaking the record

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tags: #Toyota, #GT86, #ToyotaGT86, #drift, #86driftrecord

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