Slip slid­ing away for seven hours

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - MO­TOR­ING STAFF

SOUTH African mo­tor­ing jour­nal­ist Jesse Adams will at­tempt to get his name into Guin­ness World Records by at­tempt­ing the world’s long­est car drift this com­ing Monday.

Adams, a writer for this pub­li­ca­tion, needs to drift a car con­tin­u­ously for longer than the ex­ist­ing record of 144.126km, set in 2014 by Ger­many’s Har­ald Müller in a rear wheel drive Toy­ota 86 on a skid­pan in Tur­key.

Adams, also at the wheel of a Toy­ota 86, will at­tempt the record on the wet skid­pan of the Gerotek test cen­tre west of Pre­to­ria. It’s es­ti­mated that he will need to drift con­tin­u­ously for be­tween five and seven hours to achieve the feat.

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