New 6 Hours World Records - 426 Kilometres!
The record runs took place on the test area of the Adam Opel GmbH in Dudenhofen/Germany. The area lies approx. 120m above sea level. The circular test track has vertical exaggerated curves and length of 4,77932km. There are three asphalt tracks for speed tests up to 210km and an inner coasting track made of concrete slabs. The length of the undermost track has been taken for the distance calculation. The test track is equiped with night illumination.
The "Speedhawk2" is a fully covered single-track recumbent which is driven by a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14. (Record report)
Ellen van Vugt (Bericht) sets with 338,679 km in 6 hours the new women's world record. She rode with an average speed of 56,446 km/h per lap.
Axel Fehllau (report) sets with 426,917 km in 6 hours the new men's world record. This equals in the driven 90 laps an average speed of 71,153 km/h.
More information under: http://www.droplimits.de
Youtube Video: Ellen van Vugt Battle Mountain 2010 Speedhawk 65 mile.