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201529 Sep

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Rainer Zietlow, camera man Marius Biela and blogger Sam Roach have set a new world record for the fastest drive between South Africa to Nordkapp in Norway in their Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI equipped with Goodyear-Wrangler HP All Weather tyres. They completed this epic 19,000-kilometre drive in 9 days, 4 hours and 8 minutes. With this feat, the Cape-to-Cape 2.0 team beat their own existing world record of 21 days and 16 hours between Nordkapp and Cape Agulhas.

 

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Rainer and his team used only one set of with Goodyear-Wrangler HP All Weather tyres to achieve this world record, which involved battling through the most challenging terrain and extreme weather conditions on Earth, including the Sahara desert floods, mud and the ‘road to hell’ in Kenya, putting their equipment to the test at every stage of their 19,000-kilometre journey.

 

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Alexis Bortoluzzi, Marketing Director EMEA, said “Without a doubt, the Goodyear-Wrangler HP All Weather tyres were the best attire for Rainer’s VW Touareg V6 TDI. We are very proud to have been a reliable partner of the Challenge4 2.0 team for this amazing challenge. We have demonstrated that our passion coupled with a hundred years of safety-driven innovation lead to success.”

 

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The Cape-to-Cape 2.0 team departed on Friday, September 11 at 10am from Cape Agulhas in South Africa and arrived at Nordkapp in Norway in their Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI on Sunday, September 20, at 2pm after driving 19,276 kilometres. All on one set of Goodyear-Wrangler HP All Weather tyres. 

 

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The team has crossed 21 countries which include South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and finally Norway. The team flew the Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI from Amman, Jordan to Adana in Turkey for the shortest flight over Syria.

 

 

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Goodyear And Rainer Zietlow Set A New World Record

Rainer Zietlow, camera man Marius Biela and blogger Sam Roach have set a new world record for the fastest drive between South Africa to Nordkapp in Norway in their Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI equipped with Goodyear-Wrangler HP All Weather tyres. They completed this epic 19,000-kilometre drive in 9 days, 4 hours and 8 minutes. With this feat, the Cape-to-Cape 2.0 team beat their own existing world record of 21 days and 16 hours between Nordkapp and Cape Agulhas.

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