Martin is also known as an 'all-around speed freak' and has records for the fastest speed on a gravity-powered snow sledge, the fastest soapbox and highest speed on a Wall of Death. The record-breaking attempt was overseen by Guinness World Records, who confirmed that the JCB Fastrac completed two runs, in either direction through a speed trap set 1km apart, within the allotted time, to set the 135.191mph record. He told Guinness World Records: âThere are some good folk there and they said about this idea of building the worldâ¦ Martin worked with the company not so long ago for a TV show in which he built a full replica of a World War One tank. Guy Martin, who is a mechanic and a motorbike racer by profession, clocked a speed of 217 km per hour in a specially-modified JCB tractor. Strel holds successive Guinness World Records for swimming the Danube river, the Mississippi River, the Yangtze River, and the Amazon River. https://www.motor1.com/news/383130/fastest-tractor-world-video He told Guinness World Recordsâ¦ After modifying the JCB Fastrac, Martin and his assistants made their first attempt in June. He is buried at Saint Roch Cemetery in Grenoble, his hometown. info); born 1 October 1954), is a Slovenian long-distance swimmer, one of the most elite endurance athletes best known for swimming the entire length of various rivers. Death. Sheffield Hallam University helps Guy Martin break downhill speed record. TV daredevil Guy Martin has obliterated the record for the world's fastest tractor by reaching 135 mph (217 km per hour) in his juiced-up JCB. Guinness World Records recognises him as the fastest man to travel on a gravity-powered snow sled (83.49mph set in 2014), soapbox (85.61 mph â¦ Guy Martin, a lorry mechanic turned motorbike racer obliterated the record for the world's fastest tractor by reaching 217km per hour in a JCB Fastrac. He was awarded a brass plaque by the publishers to commemorate his abilities which he consumed as well. Credit: JCB. Set at an airstrip in England, the noted thrill seeker and motorcycle racer guided the heavily modified, turbocharged machine to a record-setting run of 103 mph. Martin sets out to set the world speed record for fastest toboggan, he tries to do so down the Pista Riberal ski slope in the Andorran Pyrenees. Guy and JCB have a history, too. Guy Martin, in a JCB Fastrac tractor, recently broke the Guinness World Record for fastest modified tractor. Lotito died of natural causes on June 25, 2007, ten days after his 57th birthday. He does so, setting a new record of 83.5 mph (134.4 km/h)  â a 21.25 mph (34.20 km/h) improvement on the previous record of 62.25 mph (100.18 km/h). Lotito holds the record for the 'strangest diet' in the Guinness Book of Records. At that time, they only wanted to reach the 100 miles per hour mark, reports Mail Online.. Guinness World Records recognises him as the fastest man to travel on a gravity-powered snow sled (83.49mph set in 2014), soapbox (85.61 mph also set in 2014) and to ride a motorcycle on the petrifying â¦ But a TV daredevil recently put a JCB tractorâs high-speed ability to the test and ended up setting a new Guinness world record for the worldâs fastest tractor.