Conti tyres help partially blind driver break speed record

Evington Aerodrome, UK — Reaching nearly 180 mph (285 kph) , Visually-impaired driver, Mike Newman, has broken his own Land Speed World Record, driving alone in a tailor-made BMW M5 fitted with ContiSportContact 2 tyres.

On Tuesday October 11th, at Evington Aerodrome near York, UK, Mike smashed his previous record of 144.7mph by averaging a speed of 167.32mph. Whilst Mike hit peak speeds of up to 178.5mph, high performance Continental tyres ensured that the M5 kept contact with the runway at all times.

Tracey Hyem, passenger…

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