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    Blind Belgian breaks speed record

    Belgian Luc Costermans has broken the world blind road speed record, on an airstrip in France.
    Mr Costermans topped 308.78km/h (192 mph) while driving a Lamborghini Gallardo supercar at Istres, near Marseille, in southern France.
    Mr Costermans thanked his co-pilot Guillaume Roman, saying: ""I'm very, very happy. It's a team effort."
    Mr Costermans took the record from Briton Mike Newman, whose BMW M5 reached 268km/h three years ago.
    Dedication
    Mr Costermans, 43, was blinded in an accident four years ago.
    He hit the top speed in two runs in the borrowed car.
    He dedicated his effort to the Formula 1 racing driver Philippe Streiff, who has been a tetraplegic since suffering an accident in a Grand Prix in Brazil in 1989.
    Two years ago Mr Costermans completed a tour of France piloting a light aeroplane.
    He was accompanied by an instructor and a navigator.

    Story from BBC NEWS:
    BBC NEWS | Europe | Blind Belgian breaks speed record

    Published: 2008/10/11 1435 GMT

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    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
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    I cannot see the point of it

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    Ha Ha Ha...

    But I agree. Bloke sits in car with co-pilot and co-pilot takes car to 192 mph. On an airstrip presumably in a straight line. How hard can that be? If it was me I'd have my eyes shut past the 150 mark anyway.


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    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
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    Guillaume Roman " left a bit, left a bit, steady, right a bit"

    At 192mph I think Mr Roman should get a prize

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Guillaume Roman " left a bit, left a bit, steady, right a bit"
    STOP>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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    I like the van in the background with the "Follow Me" sign

    I'm sure he was a great help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    I cannot see the point of it
    Neither could the driver.

    I guess its all well and good until something goes wrong and the driver is unable to cope and take any evasive action.

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