Chinese stunt driver Han Yue has actually managed to achieve a new distance record for the longest drive on a car’s two wheels – lapping the Nurburgring, of all places!
The stunt driver is a multiple record holder so if you’re one of his worldwide fans you shouldn’t be too surprised – as he went for the full 12.93 mile (20.81 kilometre) lap of the Nordschleife. And remember – the legendary track isn’t dubbed the Green Hell for nothing and it’s anything than a vast, flat expanse of asphalt. The concentration to navigate the tight hairpins and massive elevation changes is huge even when lapping it in a normally positioned car. Of course, this was most likely the slowest lap of the Nurburgring ever recorded – with 45 minutes.
Han used his R56 generation Mini Cooper S – the car is mostly standard, aside from the full roll cage, race seat and harness. In order to cope with the forces, it also had unique solid tires with custom wheel hubs. By the way, this was also the first event to be livestreamed from the Nurburgring on Facebook. By the way, another recent “side wheelie” record saw equally crazy Finnish stunt driver Vesa Kivimaki peaking at a speed of more than 115 miles per hour (185 kilometers per hour) in his BMW.