Most of us know Lotfi Hamrouni as the motorcyclist who created a new world record of covering the greatest distance (5,325 km) on a motorcycle in 47 hours on public roads in the UAE on the occasion of 47th UAE National Day in 2018. This year, he wanted to stretch that distance even further and set a new world record. Well, he has set not one but three new world records!
Lotfi Hamrouni broke his own world record for “The Greatest Distance on Motorcycle in 24 hours and 47 hours” as an individual on public roads in the United Arab Emirates and set a new world record for “The Greatest Distance in 48 Hours” as an individual in single country to honour the 48th UAE National Day.
While the Motorsport World Class Race was happening at the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, Lotfi was lapping the entire UAE 5.5 times including the 7 Emirates and all the way to Gweifat Saudi Border on his KTM 1290 Super Adventure S.
Lotfi took off for his new world record attempt on 28th November 2019, at 8:20 pm from Media One Hotel in Dubai. Two days later without any sleep or even a break, he returned to the starting point and at 8:20 pm on 30th November 2019, his family, friends and sponsors were waiting impatiently to welcome him.
The Officials from Emirates Motor Sports Organisation (EMSO) presented by Mr Atiq Hassan Mubaraq and from KTM UAE the Brand Manager Mr Yves Khadra were present at the start and finish to witness this world record results officiated by World Records Association (WRA). The crowd were cheering up Lotfi “Welcome Back Lotfi, You Did it, Yes You Can”!
During the first 24 hours ride, Lotfi broke his own world record for the second time on the same KTM. Previously, he covered 3,070 km in 24 hours. This time, he was able to do 3,141.1 km.
For his 47 hours, his previous world record was to cover 5,325.6 km and his new world record is 5,500.1 km. The ‘Yes, I can’ rider, Lotfi also set a new third world record for 48 hours and has become the titleholder for “The Greatest Distance in 48 Hours” in a single country and covered an impressive distance of 5,625.1 km.
Lotfi is grateful and blessed for all the support he received for his family, friends and sponsors. He also especially thanked for the continuous support from H.H Sheikh Tahnoon Al Nahyan and Mr Ali Chaouech, First Secretary of the Tunisian Embassy for UAE.
After breaking his own two world records and setting a new one for the 48 Hours Ride, Lotfi said, “Always challenge yourself, not others and dream big. The 48 hours was very challenging but when you set your mind to win and have passion in whatever you do… nothing can stop you!”
We congratulate Lotfi for his new achievements and we also wish him good luck for the future. We have a strong feeling that he’ll be back to attempt another new world record next year.