Completed the Ultimate Road Trip: from Dakar to Moscow in record time
Rainer Zietlow drove his Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDI, fitted with Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure tires, from Dakar to Moscow in 3 days, 4 hours and 54 minutes. With this achievement Rainer Zietlow and his team have set a world record for the fastest drive from Dakar to Moscow.
After their start in Dakar on April 22nd 2017, Rainer Zietlow, Russian blogger Peter Bakanov and journalist Georgy Gloube, covered more than 8,000 kilometers and passed through 10 countries in a record pace, arriving in Moscow on April 25th 2017 at 09h54 local time.
Rainer and his team relied on the newly launched Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure to help achieving this world record. The tires proved their worth showing grip in the loose sand of the Sahel region’s desert and their strength on the fickle roads of Eastern Europe. The outstanding on-road capabilities allowed Rainer to make great progress on good roads, with respect for the local speed limit regulations.
As he did with his previous challenges, Zietlow donated the funds he raised to the charity SOS Children’s Village in Senegal which he visited just before the world record run. Rainer Zietlow donated around 1,500 euros, which is roughly 20 eurocents per kilometer driven.
"We are thrilled that we managed to complete this drive in a world record time. It was an amazing journey, throwing at us a wide variety of weather and road conditions. I wish to thank Goodyear for supporting us during this ultimate road trip and for providing us with the reliable Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure tires,” said Rainer Zietlow upon his arrival in Moscow.
"The various road conditions didn’t cause any problem, thanks to the strength and versatility of the new Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure,” said Martijn de Jonge, Brand Director Consumer PBU EMEA at Goodyear. "The tires proved to be a great mix between on- and off-road performance.”
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