Goodyear and Rainer Zietlow break a new world record!
Nordkapp, Norway – September 21, 2015: Rainer Zietlow, camera man Marius Biela and blogger Sam Roach have set a new world record for the fastest drive between Cape Agulhas in South Africa to Nordkapp in Norway in their Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI equipped with Goodyear-Wrangler HP All Weather tires. They completed this epic 19,000-kilometer 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.
Rainer and his team used only one set of Goodyear-Wrangler HP All Weather tires to achieve this world record, which involved battling through among 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-kilometer journey.
Alexis Bortoluzzi, Marketing Director EMEA, said “Without a doubt, the Goodyear-Wrangler HP All Weather tires were the perfect 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.”
Rainer Zietlow said as he crossed the finish line in Nordkapp on Sunday the 20th September: "We are happy that we can now end our Cape to Cape projects with this amazing time of 9 days and 4 hours. I would like to give my enormous thanks to all of my sponsors and partners again, including Goodyear for their exceptional tires, free from any damage or punctures in the most brutal of road conditions. I would definitely choose Goodyear again for my next challenges”
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 the 20thof September at 2pm after driving 19,276 km. All on one set of Goodyear-Wrangler HP All Weather tires.
The team has crossed 21 countries: 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.