Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit played host to a new world record for longest vehicle drift last month as rally driver Adbho Feghali skidded his way into motoring history in a cloud of smoke and burning rubber.

Driving a Chevrolet Camaro SS, Adbho's first attempt around the 260m round circuit proved unsuccessful.

But undeterred, the wheelman, who represents Red Bull's racing division, doubled Wang Qi of China's benchmark of 5,802m (19,035 ft 4.74 in) set at WDS (World Drift Series) in Tianjin, China in 2011.


Completing 43 laps in 14.28 minutes, Abu managed to clock up a skidtastic 11,180 m (36,679 ft 8 in) of continuous drifting.

Under GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS rules, any type of vehicle may be used for an attempt with a drift defined as being performed when there is a speed differential between the driven wheels of the vehicle and its ground speed.

The record was witnessed by Belly Karam, an eight-time Lebanese motor racing champion.

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