We’ve learned that a British rider will soon be headed to Bonneville Speedway and will try to break 250cc motorcycle speed record that currently exists!. Here are the images of the British rider, who will attempt to break the current 250cc motorcycle speed record —
Stuart Swift will attempt to break this record on his Aprilia RS250. The 51-year-old RAC patrolman will be competing in the 250cc production motorcycle class. Currently, the 250cc motorcycle land speed record stands at 218 kmph. The current record is held by another British rider called Mark Jordan. In order to be eligible to post a new world record, Stuart will be required to better the current record three times. Once that is done, average speed of two runs will be registered as the final figure.
Talking about his plans, Stuart has said: ‘I’ve been interested in Bonneville since I was seven years old, but it wasn’t until I was thirteen that I got my first bike, a Honda ST50. This attempt will fulfil one of my lifelong dreams and I truly can’t wait to line up on the salt in August this year. I’ll be wearing number 58 in honour of one of my heroes, the late Marco Simoncelli 2008 250GP World Champion.‘
Tyre maker Michelin has recommended its Pilot Road 4s tires for this record run. Michelin Technical Manager, Tony Charlton has said: ‘When Stuart contacted Michelin with his idea to break the 250cc World land speed record, we knew we could help. We chose the new Pilot Road 4 because it has been designed for optimum performance with excellent grip and stability over a variety of surfaces, whilst being able to cope with the extreme heat that Stuart will have to contend with.‘
We wish Stuart Swift all the very best for his attempt to break the 250cc motorcycle land speed record.