A Volkswagen Transporter has set a unofficial van lap record around the Nürburgring with a lap time just under 10 minutes.
The time of 9 minutes and 58 seconds may not seem that impressive to you but the fastest hot hatch record around the 'Green Hell' is only 7.43.8 seconds which was achieved by a Honda Civic Type R, so really, this time can be seen as quite a big achievement from a commercial vehicle.
Behind the wheel of this record breaking lap time, is Rob Austin, who is HMS Racing British Touring Car Driver. Rob managed t beat the current record held by Sabine Schmitz, TV Presenter and professional motor racing driver. Sabine set a lap record back in 2005 of 10 minutes and 8 seconds, in a stripped out Ford Transit.
The Vehicle was loaned by a rental company and was left standard at 148bhp with the diesel engine and with no modifications to prepare it for the track.