September 11, 2015/September 20, 2015

From South Africa to Norway

9 days 4 hours · 21 countries · 17.568 km
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CapetoCape 2.0

Rainer Zietlow's 11th project and a great improvement of his long-distance world-record tour „CapetoCape“ from Norway to South Africa set in 2014. In September 2015 Rainer Zietlow, Marius Biela, photographer and cameraman, and Sam Roach, CEO of Racing Line UK, travelled 17 568 km from the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, to the northernmost point of Europe, Nordkapp, in a new world record time of 9 days and 4 hours. The drive took them through 21 countries, through Europe, Asia and Africa. To be as long as possible on the ground, they chose to overfly Syria within the shortest distance, from Amman in Jordan to Adana in Turkey. The only modifications made for this ultimate endurance test were to add a rollover cage and two auxiliary fuel tanks to achieve a range of more than 3,000 kilometers per fuel stop. Once more, Rainer Zietlow donated 10 Euro-cents per kilometer to an SOS Children's Village in South Africa and visited the village personally with his Touareg.