Abdo Feghali’s Guinness World Record is broken, with Johan Schwartz and BMW drifting continuously for almost 83km in Greenville, USA.
Well that didn’t last long….
Back in February, crankandpiston watched history in the making at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi when Red Bull athlete Abdo Feghali – in a specially prepared Chevrolet Camaro SS – set a new Guinness World Record for the longest continuous drift. His record – 11,180m – absolutely clouted the 5802m benchmark set by Wang Qi at the Olympic Center Stadium in Tianlin, China, just 18 months earlier.
Feghali, fresh from victory in the Lebanese Speed Test and on the Spring Rally, couldn’t have got too comfortable on those laurels though, since the record has now been broken again in the USA. BMW Performance Centre instructor Johan Schwartz aboard a BMW M5 set a staggering new record of 51.278 miles (around 82,500m, or 82.5km) on the Performance Center skidpad in Greenville, South Carolina. The run generated $20,000 in charitable donations.
If you’re wondering how this record could possibly have been achieved without the Continental ContiSports being shorn to holy hell mid-circuit, it’s worth pointing out that the bowl was slick with water during the run. This step away from drifting hasn’t impressed 2010 Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr though, who likened it more to doing donuts.
You might need to pull something pretty impressive out your sleeve Mr Feghali if you want your record back…
Source – BMWUSA