Barrow previously broke the exact same record in February 2016, when he was clocked at a speed of 99.87kmph whilst getting towed behind a vehicle across the exact same frozen lake in St Moritz. Despite breaking the record in 2016, Barrow was often confident that an even higher speed was feasible, due to the track in 2016 getting slightly shorter than initially planned and the soft snow not enabling the grip required.
This time he returned to the lake with a potent Maserati Levante SUV, a significantly quicker vehicle than the a single utilized in his final record try, fitted with Pirelli Scorpion Winter tyres. The particular studded tyres have 474 studs per tyre and are 4mm extended to permit the greatest grip feasible on the frozen lake.
Maserati’s luxury SUV gives an array of higher-tech attributes such as the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System and the not too long ago created EPS generating a extremely capable SUV. With its variable torque manage, the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive method is often active and responds right away to any variation in the driving circumstances, supplying premium efficiency for Barrow’s Guinness World Record.
In conjunction with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System, EPS improves the car’s handling and comfort, much better supports the driving modes and enables the newly introduced active ADAS functions. The sophisticated technologies permitted the Levante to carry out on the frozen lake surface, with out losing the razor-sharp steering really feel anticipated of any Maserati.
With the record try taking spot on a frozen lake, security and preparation had been a significant element when organizing the project. The track was closed, fenced off and piste-bashers groomed the snow particularly for the Guinness World Record try.
Strict criteria had to be met for the record to meet Guinness World Record suggestions. These incorporated finishing a timed run in each directions with specialist recording gear, set at 100m by a Guinness World Records official. With 400m required either side so that the Maserati Levante could accelerate and slow down safely on the snow, a total run of around 900m was ready.
The extremely initial out run was recorded at 151.57kmph. Due to the Guinness World Record stipulations, a return run back was recorded at 147.72kmph. The two runs had been then averaged to give the final Guinness World Record speed of 149.65kmph.
About his newly set Guinness World Record, Barrow stated, “I’m totally delighted to have broken my personal record. I often knew there was significantly much more speed feasible with the proper circumstances and crucially the proper vehicle to tow me.
“The Maserati Levante made light work of the icy and snowy conditions, giving us the grip to really hit top speed. The adrenalin rush is always amazing when you hit those speeds; I’m just happy I was able to hold my nerve, keep the snowboard in line and ultimately smash the World Record.”
Jacob Nyborg, head of Marketing for Maserati SpA stated, ‘What a wonderful work from Barrow to break the World Record. As quickly as we spoke to him about this try, we knew it was some thing we had to be involved with. The new Maserati Levante SUV has efficiency at its heart, so this was the excellent way to show its off-road capabilities, whilst assisting Barrow break a new Guinness World Record. We are excited to see what the future holds for Barrow and hope we can aid him attain even higher speeds in the future – what an extraordinary athlete.”
The Maserati Levante was supplied by Kessel Auto, the official Maserati dealer in Lugano, with a showroom in Sankt Moritz.
Barrow, aged 25, is officially Britain’s quickest snowboarder. Forced to retire from the British Snowboard Cross team in 2013 with a severe back injury, Barrow has been pushing the limits of speed snowboarding ever because.
Barrow is also well-known for his viral Internet videos such as getting towed by an aircraft across a runway and speeding across St Moritz’s frozen lake utilizing a jet-powered backpack.
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