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Monday, September 12, 2005

Too fast, too blind!

A South African became the world's fastest blind driver after driving across a remote airstrip at 269 kilometres per hour.

Blind since birth, 33-year-old Hein Wagner of Cape Town had a sighted navigator for his record attempt.

After crossing the airfield, he told reporters he wanted to do it again but was considering piloting an aircraft for his next record attempt.

"I'm very happy," Mr Wagner said, whose drive in a borrowed Maserati V8 GranSport was monitored by motoring organisation Motorsport SA and filmed for the Guinness Book of World Records.