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Robert Doornbos

Classic video: Doornbos takes his Red Bull for a ride over the Afsluitdijk

Imagine driving over the Afsluitdijk when suddenly a Formula 1 race car drives past you at 11:00 am. A few minutes later, the same thing happens but in the other direction. Well, back in 2006 that's exactly what happened when Robert Doornbos took his Red Bull out for a spin.

Doornbos 2006
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Back in 2006, Red Bull didn't have the same status in the Netherlands that they do now. However their notoriety was boosted by the presence of Robert Doornbos. The Formula 1 driver made a surprise appearance on the Afsluitdijk, where he was allowed to tear up and down the dam for a demonstration run.

Hitting speeds of 326 km/h on the closed A7 in his Red Bull RB2, Doornbos admitted afterwards that the event was a dream come true.

Have a look at the video below.


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