Italian Simone Origone has broken his own world record in speed skiing on Monday reaching 252.4kmh on the Chabrieres slope at Vars in the French Alps.

In the last two of the six ‘runs’, Simone Origone pulled off two super performances: in the fifth, at 203.05 km / h he jumped to the top of the provisional standings.

On the last one, Sunday, it jumped to 212.39 km/h, leaving its season rival, Swiss Philippe May, two km lower (210.04).

The others are much more distant, with the British Nigel Brockton third (208,21).

Dutch Meryn Vunderink (207.37) and other Swiss Jonathan Moret (207.02).

He bettered the previous mark of 251.4km/h he clocked in April 2006 at Les Arcs.

The 1,220 metres Chabrieres slope has a maximum gradient of 98percent, and an average of 52.5percent. The starting line is at 2,715m altitude and the finish at 2,220m.