- FIA & MSA confirm that Vauxhall has set/broken 18 World and UK records
- Astra covered over 3,000 miles in 24 hours on tortuous banked circuit
- Exceptional reliability: zero down-time for lead record car, despite 125+mph average
Luton - Vauxhall flew into the record books today, after motorsport's governing bodies confirmed that a recent attempt by two standard Ellesmere Port-built Astras to set and break 18 World and UK Speed Endurance Records had been successful.
The lead Astra 2.0 CDTi 165PS in the attempt covered a total of 3002.44 miles at an average 125.101mph, only stopping for fuel and a single, cautionary change of its Michelin tyres.