Three days, four hours and 54 minutes – this is the time Rainer Zietlow and his team took to drive their Goodyear-shod Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDI from Dakar to Moscow. Zietlow, together with Russian blogger Peter Bakanov and journalist Georgy Gloube, arrived in the Russian capital shortly before 10am on 25 April, having passed through ten countries as they covered 7,995 kilometres (4968 miles) in record time.
To market the launch of the new Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure, Goodyear is supporting Rainer Zietlow in his attempt to drive 5,000 miles from Dakar to Moscow in a world record time of less than four days. The German adventurer and his co-drivers began the world record attempt on Saturday, setting out from the Senegalese capital in a Wrangler-shod Volkswagen Amarok.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, supplied its latest Ferodo and Champion products to a world record-breaking road trip. Covering over 15,000km across the entire Eurasian continent between the city of Magadan, Russia and the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, the drive was completed in six days, nine hours and 38 minutes, beating the previous record of eight days and 15 hours. The team drove a Volkswagen Touareg, which used Ferodo brake products and Champion glow plugs, filters and wipers.