Juha Kankkunen breaks speed record for ice driving

Tom Webster

Juha Kankkunen, the Finnish four-time world rally champion, has broken a world speed record by driving at a speed of 205.48mph. But the astonishing thing about his speed was that it was done on ice, on the frozen waters of the Baltic Sea to be precise.

Kankkunen set the record for a speed on sheet ice in a Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, and in doing so beat his own previous record of 199.83mph – posted in 2007.