• Stuntman beats own record
RECORD-SETTING DASH: Terry Grant (inset), driving Nissan's Juke Nismo RS, smashed his own world record for the fastest mile travelled on two wheels in a four-wheeled vehicle. Image: Newspress
• New marker set in Juke Nismo RS
• Nissan does Goodwood hill in 2min10
GOODWOOD, England - Stuntman Terry Grant has broken his own world record for the fastest mile travelled on two wheels in a four-wheeled vehicle – Nissan’s Juke Nismo RS.
Grant had six attempts at travelling up the famous Goodwood hillclimb course during the 2015 Festival of Speed but broke the record on the first go, achieving a time of 2m10s.
That eclipses his previous record, set in a Nissan Juke at the Festival of Speed in 2011, of 2m55s and sets a new benchmark for the unique challenge.
'I WAS SHOCKED'
The jeopardy-filled drive was the culmination of three months of practice.
Grant said: “I was shocked at how much faster the Juke Nismo RS was and to take 45 seconds off what was already a quick time, was unbelievable.
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“To break it by so much on my first attempt was a great way to kick off the weekend and I’m looking forward to seeing if I can go faster.”
The Juke Nismo RS is the hot new performance version of Nissan’s popular crossover. The car’s two-wheeled antics was one of many highlights at 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which also featured the global debut of the Juke-R 2.0 concept – the ultimate performance version of the Juke.
Elsewhere, Nissan showcased its other performance models, crossover line-up and EV range on a stand stuffed with interactive experiences and access to Nissan’s sports personality ambassadors, including Olympic cycling hero turned sportscar racing driver, Sir Chris Hoy.
Nissan also gave away three "golden ticket" entries to its pioneering GT Academy competition, which will endeavour to create yet more new racing drivers out of Gran Turismo 6 gamers when the Academy Race Camp kicks off in Abu Dhabi in October 2015.
Throughout the Goodwood weekend, motorsport fans were invited to take part in virtual races on the circular PlayStation race pods, with the top racers going through to a series of activities and interviews.
AWESOME CROSSOVER IN ACTION: Nissan's Juke Nismo RS dashed to a mile (1.6km) in a record-setting time of 2m10s while using only two wheels. Image: Newspress