German driver Rainer Zietlow managed to set a rather unique record along with his Challenge4 team: they completed a journey on land, from Cape Agulhas in South Africa to North Cape (Nordkapp) in Norway in just nine days.


They left Cape Agulhas on Friday, 11 September at 10 am and reached their destination at Nordkapp on Sunday, 20 September at 2 pm. During that time they crossed 21 countries spreading over three continents and drove through the many various types of landscape, ranging from the vast Sahara desert and flooded areas to Kenya's notorious 'Road to Hell'.  

Their journey was only halted once, when they needed to find alternative ways of crossing Syria, so they flew over it for safety reasons. Zietlow made the 19,000-kilometer-journey in exactly 9 days, 4 hours and 8 minutes, setting a world record. 

His trusted vehicle on the road was Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI, equipped with Wrangler HP All Weather Goodyear all-season tires. He only used one set of tires.

Sept. 28, 2015 Driving photo: Goodyear

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