Motoroids break the Limca Record for Fastest GQ drive

| May 16, 2012 | 30 Comments

Driving is a passion for these two, which made them attempt this record.

6000Kms in 79 Hours and 30 mins—-

AVR Prabhakar Rao and Mandapaka Bhaskar, engineers by profession attempted this drive with a slogan called “Safe drive “.

The word safety has three simple letters of English ABC “ “ Always Be Careful” ”.  Absolutely true, all through the trip their only intention is to drive safe and reach the goal on time. They were not running for the record , however wanted to prove that safety is in our hands, though  you are attempting  for the record drive.

AVR Prabhakar commonly known as Probiker—has passion and a hobby to know about the new cars/ Bikes performance and also a well known performance Tuner and Bhaskar Mandapaka known as BM is a software engineer in HCL Technologies.

This duo started in Bengaluru on May 5th at 4:05 PM, drove day and night covering 13 states and reached bengaluru on 8th May at 11.33 PM creating a record.

The route: Bengaluru Nice road à Devengereà Hooglià Kolhapurà Puneà Mumbaià Ahmedabadà JaipuràDelhià Agraà KanpuràAllhabadà Durgapurà KolkataàBhubaneswarà Visakhapatnamà Vijayawadaà chennaià Vellore à Bengalure Nice Road.

The earlier record was set by a Trio Tarun, Ashish and Prateek from Chennai who drove in Honda CRV( SUV) from Chennai to Chennai in 2009.

Now AVR Prabhakar and Bhaskar Mandapaka has reset the previous record with 79 hours and 30mins.

Kudos to the car- Fiat Punto. The original tyres “ Goodyear “ were replaced by Yokohama Tyres—Though the original Good year tyres are good, however for  better performance and Grip on the road they have replaced these tyres with Yokohama

The back seat was pulled out and was filled with daily essentials like food, clothing water medicines and Tool Kits.

Such a big drive is not possible without sponsors: Thanks to Yokohama for the Tyres, Spitfire Automotive Performance for the Unichip for a better mileage, Motul for Engine oil and Shiva Kalyan for the Token financial support.

Road Conditions:

Driven on 11 National Highways and have different experiences over the road and traffic conditions:

 Longest Stretch —– Andhra Pradesh- NH 5–1014 Kms, shortest Stretch —Delhi– NH 2 & 8 26 Kms, However the time taken to cover from Icchapuram to  sullurpet ( AP) is 12 hours  during day time and the 26 Kms drive in Delhi is 3.5 hours  during night, Navi Mumbai 55 Kms and the time  taken is only 1.5 hours  so one can imagine the traffic and road  conditions.

The speed breakers set in Orissa are very dangerous, which may actually damage the under parts of the car.

Drive in the Ghat roads and Mumbai Express highway and Chennai to Krishnagiri , Durgapur to Kolkata took a lot of time.

Highway between Mumbai to Delhi is the best. According to the GPS the next fastest drive is again on Andhra pradesh Highway.

 A special Note Of Thanks to HVK Kumar who stood with us throughout this ride by   guiding and motivating us to accomplish the goal. He was awake all through the night to make us pass certain critical bottle necks.
















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  1. Deepak Dongre says:

    Lovely :)

  2. rattle says:

    lmfao. this requires a separate post?

  3. Pavan says:

    Nice artwork :-)

  4. Nitin Gupta says:

    Thank you Pawan

  5. Anil Menon says:

    Congratulations for the Feat….and a Great Ride…90HP truly rocks!

  6. Sarvesh Kumar says:

    now its ur turn bro…..!!!!!

  7. Jayadev Nadal says:

    That proves again Fiat Punto 90hp rocks!

  8. Jishnu Naparajito Sur says:

    Punto ki jai! :D

  9. Sandeep Singh Rathod says:


  10. Sagi Kumar says:

    good going guys this shows the FIAT perfection………………………

  11. Rajesh Sharma says:

    congrats guys, I am proud to own the same car.

  12. Very well done guys… congratulations, where is the party in Banaglore!

  13. Varun Laxman says:


  14. Its not the ride which deserves, Its all about the riders who deserve congrats guys for the new record….:-)

  15. Mg Manoj Nair says:

    wat gyz ? any 1 cn join we too can try….if nt fr th recrd atlest fr th GQ drive…..

  16. add me on im with u bro

  17. Congrats to both the drivers, it should be really tiring to live in a car for 4 days, awesome!

  18. Renju Kurien says:

    congrats, gr8 job.

  19. Abz Abi says:

    For ol the Fiatians out ther :) be proud :)

  20. Varun Jm says:

    congrts…..vehicle selection is perfect…FIAT rockss.

  21. Sumit Sharma says:

    Punto is the best!

  22. Gaurav Jain says:

    i think i can break this record, the car is not the key here, it is the driver, i have done 26 hrs continuous drive in my i20 and 4500 km overall in 5 days out of which 3000 was within 3 days, so not a big deal really, and that too i was the single driver, if someone else can drive this is no record, can be broken easily and the roads i drove on were not tarred but ghat roads, hmm should try to break this challenge later in the year :)

  23. Anil Menon says:

    Yeah….still time fr it though…. :)

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  25. Umashankar Kopalle says:

    Great Feat :) Congrats.

  26. Nitin Kumar says:

    Congrats guys. You rocked and allowed Punto to rock!

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