We recently brought you a story of Hein Wagner, a blind South African man who successfully completed a road circuit with the aid of a co-pilot helping to navigate. Wagner had also previously become the world’s fastest blind person by travelling at over 200mph with the aid of a co-pilot.
Well, it seems Hein’s remarkable bravery has inspired others to give it a red hot go, too. We recently heard of a Turkish pop singer named Metin Senturk setting a new unassisted world record for the fastest speed set by a blind person, taking his Ferrari 430 to a top speed of 292.89km/h (182mph).
With his helper halping to navigate from a support vehicle driving behind, Senturk broke the record on an airstrip in Eastern Turkey. Senturk was quoted as saying that the run, “was really hard, like a dance with death”, in true dramatic pop fashion. According to a news story on Autoblog, the record was previously held by a British banker who’s best was 284km/h. Amazing.