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French driver sets record in Hunan

By Feng Zhiwei in Hunan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-09-04 21:13

A French driver finished an 11-kilometer zigzag road on Tianmen Mountain, Hunan province in less than eight minutes during a car race on Monday, setting a record for events held on the mountain.

Romain Dumas completed the 99-turn course in 7.38585 minutes in an electric car.

The course in Tianmen Mountain, also known as Heaven's Gate, is complex and highly demanding.

Dumas' lowest speed was 20 kilometers per hour while negotiating the course's narrowest bend with a turning radius of just six meters, while his highest speed reached over 200 kilometers per hour.

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