New from the automotive section "can do for me, but one does not have": in Finland, the world record for the fastest car on two wheels was broken recently. Previous masters of the angle was Göran Eliason of Sweden. He brought it in 1997 to 181,25 km/h.
New record holder is the Finnish Stuntman VESA Kivimäki. He snatched a BMW 3 Series Coupé. Commercially, mind you, because that is a prerequisite for the Guinness Book of records. Within an hour, Mr. Kivimäki had to go through two speed measurements, the resources of which was counted. The record was two kilometers long and 50 meters wide. Are now crazy 186,27 km/h record as a new record.
The Finnish manufacturer Nokian supplied the tyres. And why? They say creative craziness, trying out new things and the testing of boundaries, at Nokian. What benefits does the normal driver, who prefers moves on all four wheels of the world record? So-called aramid fibers were used to make the side walls of the tyre particularly stable. This is useful in the kerb contact, but also against cuts. Nokian uses the aramid technology already in his SUV winter tires. If you are so soon trolley overtaken on the highway, you know what it is. (rh)