Turkish pop singer uses Ferrari to smash record
12 April 2010

Turkish pop singer Metin Senturk is the world's fastest unaccompanied blind driver after piloting a Ferrari 430 to 182mph.

During the record attempt Senturk, who has been blind since the age of three, was followed down a runway in eastern Turkey by his driving coach Volkan Isik.

Isik, a former rally driver, relayed instructions to Senturk via radio as he smashed the previous record of 176mph.

Senturk, who wept as he stepped from the car, said: "I don't think there are any words to describe this feeling. I am really happy. It was really hard, like a dance with death."

The accompanied record for a blind driver, set by South African Hein Wagner in a Mercedes-Benz SL65 Black Series last October, is a fraction over 200mph.

Andrew Papworth

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12 April 2010

Good on you mate. Hope you had a blast!

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