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Video: Tightest parallel parking record beaten at new Mini launch

 
 
 
 
 
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One of our most popular world records over recent years has been the hotly contested tightest parallel parking title.

The record has changed hands five times in the past two years, with our video of German driving ace Ronny Wechselberger's successful attempt last year becoming something of an internet sensation with viewing figures hitting the millions.

When Patrik Folco neatly slid his way into a gap measuring just 22 cm (8.66 in) longer than the car he was driving last month, it set a benchmark that looked unlikely to be broken.

However, the record has indeed once again been smashed, this time by Chinese master wheelman Han Yue.

Han last week managed to shave off an incredible 7cm from the record, drifting into a space of just 15 cm (5.91 in) longer than his vehicle.

The attempt took place in Beijing as part of the launch for a new special edition of the Mini called The Chinese Job.

Watch Han make motoring history in the clip below.

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