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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

British rally driver sets speed record on Romania’s Transfagarasan

British rally driver Mark Higgins set a world speed record on Romania’s spectacular mountain road Transfagarasan.

Driving a Subaru WRX, he traveled 84.34 kilometers in 40 minutes, 58 seconds and 8 tenths, local Digi24 reported. In other words, he drove at an average speed of 122.7 kilometers per hour.

“It's quite an incredible road. It’s 84 km and it has a little bit of everything. I traveled around the world, rallied around the world, and I think this road has a piece of everything inside that one distance,” Higgins said.

The Transfagarasan road was built on the orders of Communist era dictator Nicolae Ceausescu between 1970 and 1974 to ensure a strategic military route through the mountains. It now offers visitors spectacular views and unique driving experiences.

The road became famous worldwide after the famous British auto show Top Gear filmed an episode on it in 2009. Since then, it has been used as a setup for international TV shows and TV commercials.

British rally driver tries to set speed record on Romania’s Transfagarasan

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Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

British rally driver sets speed record on Romania’s Transfagarasan

British rally driver Mark Higgins set a world speed record on Romania’s spectacular mountain road Transfagarasan.

Driving a Subaru WRX, he traveled 84.34 kilometers in 40 minutes, 58 seconds and 8 tenths, local Digi24 reported. In other words, he drove at an average speed of 122.7 kilometers per hour.

“It's quite an incredible road. It’s 84 km and it has a little bit of everything. I traveled around the world, rallied around the world, and I think this road has a piece of everything inside that one distance,” Higgins said.

The Transfagarasan road was built on the orders of Communist era dictator Nicolae Ceausescu between 1970 and 1974 to ensure a strategic military route through the mountains. It now offers visitors spectacular views and unique driving experiences.

The road became famous worldwide after the famous British auto show Top Gear filmed an episode on it in 2009. Since then, it has been used as a setup for international TV shows and TV commercials.

British rally driver tries to set speed record on Romania’s Transfagarasan

Lamborghini supercars back on Romania’s Transfagarasan for new commercial

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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