Guinness World Drift Record set on Continental tires
The BMW Performance Driving School team shattered the Guinness World Record for longest sustained drift on ContiSportContact 5P tires.
Johan Schwartz shattered the Guinness World Record for longest sustained drift in a BMW M5 Sedan on ContiSportContact 5P’s at the BMW Performance Center in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday, May 11, 2013. With confidence, Schwartz completed a total of 322.5 laps around the 841-foot (circumference) BMW Performance Center skid pad, for a total of 51.278 miles (82.506 kilometers) on one set of Continental tires.
"It was a great day with a lot of money collected for charity,” said Schwartz following the event. “People had a hard time believing that I did this event on off-the-shelf ContiSportContact 5P’s. I can't blame people for being amazed. The tires gave me the confidence that I needed to go the long distance, both in the wet and dry conditions!"
The ContiSportContact 5P is an original equipment (OE) tire on BMW. The ultra-high performance tire is tuned for drivers seeking grip in dry and wet conditions without sacrificing comfort and performance.
“We’re ecstatic that the new Guinness World Drift Record was established on a set of Continental tires,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing for Continental Tire. “Johan’s accomplishment is a testament to the performance and confidence that our tires provide drivers every day on the road. We congratulate Johan and everyone at the BMW Performance Driving School on their achievement.”
The previous Guinness World Drift Record was set in February in Abu Dhabi with a total distance of 6.94 miles (11.18 kilometers). As a kick-off event to a week of activities leading up to the BMW Charity Pro-Am, the event generated over $20,000 in charitable donations.