A record is never achieved by chance. Let alone if it is a crazy one like racing alone for 24 hours in a go-kart. Lloyd de Boltz-Miller knows that only too well, given the tenacity and the years it took to complete his "pursuit". As early as 2009, proper preparation and a will of steel allowed the British driver to set the European record and, in 2010, the World record. Too bad that, the following year, another unscrupulous kart driver, American Trey Shannon, emulated the endeavour and managed to "steal" the record.
Hence the decision to take it back. Perhaps even by raising the bar to the point of discouraging future, new attempts.
Enough suspense, let's immediately look at how it ended: 1,081 miles (1,740 km) covered in 23 hours and 22 minutes: a new Guinness World Record! An incredible result, born of extensive preparation and planning in which nothing was left to chance.
It takes him 2 years to get ready for D-Day (5 October 2013), rallying up top-notch partners like CRG (who supplies the kart), IAME (for the engine) and the driver development program of the Strakka Racing team (2013 champion in Le Mans) for technical support, preparation, and race strategy. The perfect stage is guaranteed by the prestigious PFI Circuit in Brandon. And the good cause to raise funds for takes the name of Cancer Research UK, an organization dear to Lloyd’s heart. The two years were also used to overcome certain issues that arose in the meantime.
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