“Report: Turkish singer sets blind land speed record at 182 mph in Ferrari”
“Blind Man Takes Ferrari For 182 MPH Solo Drive”
★ Blind Turkish singer sets land speed record
‘It was really hard, like a dance with death,’ Senturk says after drive
By Emin Caliskan and Alexandra Hudson
updated 2:36 p.m. ET, Fri., April 2, 2010
URFA, Turkey - Turkish pop-singer Metin Senturk became the world's fastest unaccompanied blind driver on Friday and said he felt he had danced with death.
Senturk wept as he emerged from a Ferrari F430 at Urfa airport in eastern Turkey to learn from Guinness World Records officials his average speed of 292.89 kph(181.9 mph) broke the previous record of 284 kph(176 mph), held by a British bank manager.
"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," said Senturk, who has been blind since the age of three.
Following Senturk in a separate vehicle was former rally driver Volkan Isik, who guided the blind man by radio.