Chinese wheelman Han Yue has done the seemingly impossible by breaking the tightest car parallel parking record.

Han managed to neatly slide his way into a gap measuring just 8 cm (3.15 inch) longer than the MINI 3 Door Hatch he was driving for the attempt which took place on Friday as part of the "China Drift Championship” held at Chongqing Olympic Park.

Han’s feat shaves off 0.6cm from British driver Alastair Moffatt’s record set back in July 2013 of 8.6 cm (3.4 inch) – a measurement many motoring experts had thought unbeatable.

It marks the second time the Chinese stunt driver has taken the record, having held the title in 2012 after manoeuvring into a gap of 15 cm (5.91 in).

Not content with setting one record during the event, Han also teamed up with his friend and fellow stunt driver Zhang Shengjun from Chinese Taipei a day earlier to set a new title for most donuts (spins) around a car driving on two wheels in one minute.

The spectacular stunt saw Zhang, pictured above, drive a BMW M4 Coupe ten times within 60 seconds around Han as he skilfully drove his Mini tilted on its side.

Both attempts had originally been planned to take place on Saturday. However, with a forecast of rain, and Guinness World Records guidelines requring the ground to be dry for a record to be ratified, the official attempts were pushed forward a day earlier.


A proud Han after his certificate presentation

Han says his motivation for the attempts was to bring the parallel parking record back to China and highlight that his nation has world-leading drivers.