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Schumacher Top Gear Record Beaten

In the “for what it’s worth” or the “novelty” colum n: The lap record set by legendary multiple F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher whilst masquerading as The Stig on cult BBC motoring show Top Gear has been beaten. Having seen its bid to appear on Top Gear with its GTR720 refused, British manufacturer Ultima took matters into its own hands and hired the Dunsfold aerodrome test track out by itself earlier this month—and promptly went and shattered the outstanding lap record, Yahoo! reports. The time set by Schumacher—clad in The Stig’s iconic plain white racing suit and helmet as part of a hugely popular publicity stunt back in June—in a £1 million FXX Ferrari stood at 1:10.7, but was lowered by eight tenths of a seco...

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