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Two-wheel record-breaker… but hey, it’s a Landy??

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UP WE GO! Terry Grant and is tweaked Land Rover Sport take off from the start of the hillclimb. Image: Land Rover
UP WE GO! Terry Grant and his tweaked Land Rover Sport take off from the start of the Goodwood hill-0climb. Image: Land Rover / Newspress

LONDON, England – Land Rover and driver Terry Grant have smashed the Guinness World Record for the fastest mile (1.6km) in a car on two wheels at the weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

”His 2min24.5 run,” according to a JLR media release, ”was a highlight of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and was set in a 430kW Range Rover Sport SVR that topped 100km/h on its run.”

Grant’s time, in a last-gasp attempt on Sunday (July 15 2019) afternoon, improved by more than 30sec on the previous record, also set by Grant in 2011.

UP WE GO! Terry Grant and is tweaked Land Rover Sport take off from the start of the hillclimb. Image: Land Rover
CORNERING ON TWO WHEELS:  Grant and his  Landy head for the record. Image: Land Rover / Newspress

Land Rover’s Goodwood Festival of Speed presence also included the largest single batch of cars yet to take on The Hill as 70 Land Rovers celebrated the brand’s 70th anniversary.

FOUR PRACTICE RUNS

Grant flipped up the Range Rover Sport SVR on to two wheels over a ramp before hitting Goodwood’s famous hill-climb. He had had four runs earlier in the weekend in the Landy, which required a tweak to its differential to allow more power to reach only two wheels.

Grant has 25 Guinness world records. He said after the fun run: “It really shouldn’t be underestimated how difficult a two-wheeled speed run like this is. You are always fighting to keep the car balanced and need to be conscious of everything – including road camber and wind.”

READ MORE Land Rover features on Carman’s Corner

70 historic and important Land Rovers took to The Hill on Thursday (July 12) in what is said to have been the largest batch of cars to tackle the route in one go – all to celebrate 70 years of one of the UK’s most iconic brands.

Unfortunately they failed to recognise the year Carman’s Corner’s editor was born. Sigh…

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