The Challenge4 team of Rainer Zietlow, Vlaimir Gagarin and Marius Biela on the banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne
The Volkswagen Touareg TDI which will be driven around the clock in 5 hour shifts
The Volkswagen Touareg TDI in which the Challenge4 team will make their world record attempt
This week, a team of three drivers will set out to tackle a 23,000 km (14,291 mile) drive from Melbourne, Australia to its sister city of St Petersburg in Russia. The Challenge4 crew will be attempting to set a world record time of 16 days by driving their Volkswagen Touareg TDI in five-hour shifts for 24 hours a day. Carrying enough provisions for the entire trip, the only time the vehicle will be at standstill will be when refueling or when being transported across water.
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