Yearly Archive: 2016
Pendine Sand British Records -May 16
The MADMAX race team had a superb day racing at the iconic Pendine Sands in Wales with our ZX14 (Sunday 22nd May). The rain cleared from Saturday giving us perfect blue sky and sun. The waves did everyone proud, cleaning up the debris from Saturday and creating the most amazing stretch of perfect sand for about 2.5 + miles! This allowed the amazing Straightliners crew to create a 1 mile and 1.5 mile course with ample braking.
Last year I set a production bike record at 164.5mph. After Elvington’s success the week before, I was feeling confident, so not wanting to waste any runs, I nailed it and ended up setting a new 1 mile record on the Zx14 (PP-1650) at 173.4mph on the very first attempt! After lunch, the course was lengthened to 1.5 mile.
Again on the very first attempt I set a new British record at 184mph, (pp-1650) with the engine bashing against the rev limiter and the bike literally dancing across the sand!
Is it possible to create history and achieve 200mph on sand? – I’m not sure, but it’s sure worth trying. This sand racing is very addictive. See you all next year
NEW World Record Attempt… this weekend… After months of work on the MADMAX turbine bike, we are ready for serious top speed action this weekend at Elvington Airfield (14-15th May 2016) – in Yorkshire for the Straightliners Top Speed event.
The UK’s best of the best, most brave (male and female!) and most powerful bespoke motorbikes in the world (aspirated, turbo, nitrous and turbine!) will be present competing for outright top speeds over the mile under full ACU and UKTA rules.
MADMAX Race team have will be racing the MADMAX turbine bike with a modified fairing for the first time, with a new Rolls Royce Turbine and some other tech stuff, we’ve installed. With over 550hp and a far more aerodynamic shape (fairing), the physics and theory suggest a far higher top speed. Hopefully the turbine, cross winds, weather, etc.. will all come together to make this very important May event our best ever for the crazy top speeds I know all you want to see.