Rainer Zietlow and co-drivers Marius Biela and Matthias Prillwitz are attempting to set a world record of driving over 17 000km from the northernmost part of Europe in Nordkapp, Norway, to the southernmost part of Africa, Cape Agulhas, in just under 10 days.
The record attempt officially started on Sunday 21 September in Norway. At the start of the attempt a stopwatch was started and it will be stopped immediately once the team reaches the Cape Agulhas monument in the Agulhas National Park.
So far, the non-stop driving has seen Team Zietlow passing through Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Turkey. In Africa, Volkswagen Touareg will drive through Egypt, Sudan, Ethopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe before finally reaching South Africa.
Team Zietlow has been posting daily reports on its experiences on its website: www.touareg-capetocape.com. It includes a blog with photos and videos detailing each day’s stage. The current position of the Touareg is also shown on a virtual map that is updated every five minutes.