01 Apr '11, 9pm

Breaking the world ice speed record!

Juha Kankkunen belongs to an older-generation of Finnish racers that predates the F1 success of Mika Hakkinen and Kimi Raikkonen. The 52-year-old, who also runs his own ice driving school, triumphed in 23 world rally wins in a career that spanned almost two decades. He took the championship crown four times with three different manufacturers - a feat no other rally driver has managed. On Feb 15 this year, Kankkunen teamed up with sports and luxury carmaker Bentley to shatter the world speed record on ice a second time. The record was previously held by Kankkunen himself, in 2007, where he hit 199.83 mph (321.6 km/h) in a Bentley Continental GT. (Ever the competitor, he declared himself disappointed at not exceeding the 200mph mark back then.) The record run was carried out on a frozen section of the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Finland. With favourable conditions this time...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Cars/EDC110402-0000559/The-Ice...

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