By Nick Warren in Salzburg
Gerrit Glomser may not have been named in his country's team for the World Championships, but he has staked his claim as being the Fastest Austrian of the Week.
The Vorarlberg professional was pulled over early Thursday morning in his car on the motorway heading towards Salzburg. According to the police reports he was clocked at 210km/h, a fact all the more remarkable considering he was driving a Fiat Punto.
The Fiat Punto manual states 200km/h is the car's maximum speed and a more likely figure of 160km/h has been suggested.
"The police were very fair to me," Glomser said. "I was in a real hurry."