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May 5, 2011
Ski-Doo Snowmobiler Powered By BRP's Rotax E-Tec 800R Engine Breaks 24-Hour World Distance Record
3,069 km in support of Kelly Shires Foundation
Nick Musters covered an amazing 3,069 kilometers (1,907 miles) aboard one of BRP's Ski-Doo MX Z snowmobile powered by a Rotax E-TEC 800R engine to establish the world record for the greatest distance traveled on a snowmobile in 24 hours. Musters' feat breaks the official world record (2,372 km) by 697 km and an as-of-yet unrecognized 2010 run by 163 km.
The record run, which was moved back a month because of weather conditions, started March 8 at 9:20 a.m. at Norway Point on Lake of Bays in Baysville, ON, with the closed course running around Bigwin Island and covering 10 kilometers per lap. The course was professionally surveyed and the complete run was monitored by scorekeepers recording times and distances traveled each lap, along with video cameras documenting the course and official time clock.
The distance Musters covered over one day equates to a blistering average speed of 127 km/h (79.5 mph), including stops for fuel and food along the way. “Going that fast, for that long, is a true testament to the Rotax E-Tec engine’s durability and performance,” Muster said. “This lightweight two-stroke engine was a real benefit as the sled didn’t wear me out muscling it around the course.”
Musters efforts were in support of the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation as he raised in excess of $12,000. “This was an amazing team effort and I want to thank all the people that supported and stuck by me as we waited for the weather to cooperate.”
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