gwr fastest tyre change

Something different as the week winds to a close, and this one involves a changing a complete set of wheels on a car and a new world record (yes, there’s one, apparently).

Four mechanics from German automotive parts and repairs company kfzteile24 have set a new Guinness World Record for changing all four wheels on a road car without the aid of powered tools – their time of 59.62 seconds obliterated the previous record – set by another German team – of one minute 23.85 seconds.

The team – made up of Marco Herzlieb, Denis Werner, Gordon Neumann and Florian Walkenhors – set the new record during a special side event at the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) race at Lausitzring in Klettwitz, Germany.

With tools ready and the start signal given by a Guinness World Records adjudicator, the quartet set to work. In less than a minute, they dismounted all four steel wheels on a Ford Focus and mounted new ones, besting the previous record by an impressive 24.23 seconds.