Nokian test driver sets ice speed record

ERJ staff report (TB)

Oulu, Finland – Nokian Tyres test driver Janne Laitinen has set a new world record for the fastest car driven on ice, reports Tire Business.

He hit 208.6 mph on the Gulf of Bothnia in an Audi RS6 equipped with Nokian Hakkapelitta 8 studded winter tires.

Laitinen broke his own record from March 2011 by 2.5 mph,

according to Nokian Tyres, which organised and underwrote the speed record attempt. The Nokian test driver set the record on a 7.5-mile course prepared by Nokian on…

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