VIDEO: Luderitz Speed Challenge 2013
Published on September 30th, 2013
The Luderitz World Record Race this year is going to be tough, competitive and mindblowing. Held in Namibia in southern Africa on October 7 to November 17, more than 50 top-class competitors will battle to push the limits even further after the huge success of 2012.
The speed track benefits from the warm Namib Desert winds that accelerate through the surrounding hills and on reaching the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, thermal atmospheric pressure create incredibly high wind speeds. Statistically, the wind blows an average of 35 knots+ for at least 3 times a week during the event, often reaching 40-45 knots and sometimes, even up to 50 to 60 knots of warm and stable winds.