Janne Laitinen

  • Janne Laitinen sets 206.1 mph ice speed record in an Audi RS6

    Less than a month after four-time Finnish rally champ Juha Kankkunen broke the ice speed record in a Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, setting a new speed of 205.5 mph, fellow Finnish driver Janne Laitinen has now broken that record. Laitinen, a test driver for tire manufacturer Nokian Tires, piloted an Audi RS6 on the frozen Gulf of Bothnia near Oulu, Finland to a top speed of 206.1 mph and in doing so set a new ice speed record. The RS6 was completely stock except for its tires, which were swapped with Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 studded rubber measuring 255 mm all ‘round. The...

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