Fastest speed ever driven on a public road in Sabah
September 23rd, 2011

It was reported in page 2 of Daily Express on 20th September 2011, in an article entitled “Mechanic on Chong’s bike: modified with Kancil turbo for more power”, the mechanic that did the modification for the late Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah, Tang Kong Seng testified that he test rode the 1984 750cc Kawasaki GPZ from Kolombong to Tuaran and back at a speed of 150mph (240kmh).

240kmh! Has this kind of speed on an uncleared public road in Sabah ever happened before?

In a state where the speed limit is 90kmh, I think that was a reckless move.

As comparison, I read that the fastest speed ever achieved on a public road is Rudolf Caracciola’s 432.7 km/h (268 mph) over a kilometre, but that must’ve been a carefully choreographed move and meticulously prepared road.

Then there’s the case of a Mr Arthur Chirkinian driving a Koenigsegg CCR which, in May 2003 in Texas, was handed a speeding ticket for doing 242 mph (389 kmh) in a 75mph zone.

Sources: Ben Godomon
Picture: Google