Uh, I think I am not a fast typist, if you consider that I'm a programmer. My typing speed is 84.13 words per minute, 355 characters per minute. What's your's?
But ok, in that test nobody wanted me to type stuff like "foo = new pTz*[sd->(x|y)];", maybe I'm more trainined to write things like that. And, the test wasn't german of course. Don't know if this makes a difference.
On the other hand, "the average workplace typist reaches about 50 to 60 words per minute. The average web surfer comes in at around 30 words per minute (source