Fri 14 December 2012
The Race Of Champions gets under way tonight, but the celebrations have already begun for stunt driver Terry Grant.
This afternoon Grant took to the stunning backdrop of Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium and set a new world record for the amount of donuts completed while standing on the roof of his car.
Grant is no stranger to the Guinness Book of Records and he already held this record, set five years ago at Great Britain’s Santa Pod raceway with a total of 10. But this afternoon he tore that mark apart, completing an incredible 25 donuts in the Bangkok heat.
Grant said: “My target was 25 rotations on the roof without falling off while the car was doing donuts. There was a special meaning behind that – because this is the 25th year of the Race Of Champions. So we’ve done that and I’m chuffed to bits with this world record because it’s a very difficult one for me to do. I can fall off that car so easily and to do 25 rotations takes a long time so I really have to concentrate. I really have to dial myself in and I have to almost get myself in the Zone. Now we’ve done it and I’m delighted with that.”
Grant will continue to thrill the crowds at ROC 2012 throughout all three evenings of action as part of the line-up of shows supporting the main event this weekend. Chris Pfeiffer and Bill Dixon will also show off their skills on two wheels while there will be demo runs of top machinery, DJs, cheerleaders and more.
ROC 2012 begins with tonight’s ROC Thailand and ROC Asia, followed by the ROC Nations Cup on Saturday and the Race Of Champions itself on Sunday.
Coverage of Saturday’s ROC Nations Cup and Sunday’s Race Of Champions will be available on television all over the world. Stations showing ROC live include SAT1 in Germany, Motors TV throughout Europe, Al Jazeera in the Middle East, Fox in Latin America and Brazil, Speed TV in Australia, the Sony Entertainment Network in India, PPTV and Euro Soccer channel in China, Super Sport in Africa plus many more. Please check local listings for exact details of broadcast times.
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