I Am Blind Racecar Driver, Mike Newman. I am the fastest blind person on the planet! Ask me anything!
I am Blind Racecar Driver, Mike Newman. I have been smashing World Records for the last 10 years and I currently hold the Guinness World Record for fastest blind man on land, and water! (First ever blind person to hold both at the same time)
Last year, I drove a Porsche 911 GT2 at 186 Miles Per Hour on my own, and this summer I'm hoping to break 200 Miles Per Hour in a tuned up 1100 Brake Horse Power Nissan GTR.
At the same time, I also run a charity called Speed Of Sight that promotes inclusion and equality through Motorsport and you can see what we do, as well as me driving around an actual race track, in this documentary film that we are releasing today:
In the interest of saving time, Jorge, our official racing instructor who actually also made that film is going to be helping me answer all of your questions! (As well as any questions you may have about the instruction side of things)
I have taken the afternoon off so I'll be relaxing with a beer and I am excited about any questions you may have so go ahead, ask me anything Reddit!
Even more proof: https://twitter.com/speed_of_sight?
Edit: OK friends this has been truly awesome but unfortunately it's gone past 2am already. So I'm gonna need to get some rest! Thank you so much for all your questions. I will come back tomorrow morning to answer a few more that I may have not had the chance to get to so keep asking away on here or hit us up on Twitter @speed_of_sight or @jorgecalado247 and keep an eye out for the 200MPH record attempt this Summer!