The Prodrift Academy is delighted to announce that we, alongside our partners at Nissan, set a new Guinness World Records achievement on December 14th for the World’s Longest Twin Vehicle Drift. The record was set at the official launch of the Nissan 370z Drift Experience which took place at Global Village in the heart of Dubai.
Following week’s of hard work and preparation, James Deane from Ireland and Ahmad Daham from Jordan completed 28.52 kilometers of twin drifting under the watchful eyes of the Guinness World Records adjudicators and the huge crowd in attendance to witness this historic event.
The record attempt was no easy task requiring immense focus and concentration from both drivers throughout the attempt duration. Utilizing the powerful Nissan ‘Z’ platform, Deane and Daham completed over 100 laps of the pre-determined course with over 200 transitions in just over 45 minutes, as both drivers drove their way into the history books in style.
Speaking just after this historic achievement, the Prodrift Academy Managing Director Graham McNamara said;
“I’m extremely proud of the hard work that has gone into achieving this Guinness World Records title by both the Prodrift Academy and the team at Nissan. We wanted a record that would be relevant to professional drifting and I believe we achieved that by setting a Guinness World Record in twin drifting, which is the pinnacle of the sport.
We brought two exceptionally talented drivers on board to set this record. Both James and Ahmad showed true professionalism every step of the way and it is down to their driving talents that we are now officially part of history.
I would like to thank my entire team, the Prodrift Academy partners Royal Purple, Exedy, Zeetex, Sonax, Garrett Turbo, Razor and Global Village who backed us every step of the way and provided us with valued support. The biggest thanks of all must go to all of those at Nissan who believed in the Prodrift Academy. This record is testament to the hard work that has been put in by all parties involved every step of the way and further cements the progression of drifting within the region.
Our partnership with Nissan has pushed drifting in the Middle East onto the world stage and we look forward to seeing the continued growth of the sport with the launch of the Nissan 370z Drift Experience.”
Speaking at the event Samir Cherfan, Managing Director, Nissan Middle East, said
“With today’s accomplishment of setting a new Guinness World Records title, we have proven again the strength of our vehicles by adding another Guinness World Records record to our list. The Nissan Z is a very popular car in the drifting scene and this new record is yet another proof on the ability of this car to make drifting look so easy.”
Images courtesy of Prodrift official photographer Malek Fayoumi