2 time WSBK champion British Rider James Toseland currently nursing his wrist injury that happened in 2011 during a testing session has put himself up for a daredevil stunt. He plans to surpass the current FIM land speed record of 376 mph (601.6 kph) set by American Rocky Robinson on the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in September 2010 and actually targeting the 400 mph (640 kph) mark.
Supported by former British Grandprix and TT Sidercar competitior Alex Macfadzean who himself was the first rider from UK to surpass the 200 mph mark, has his team ready for the attempt. Though the event is to be held in September 2014, Toseland is still excited and said “I am hugely excited about this record attempt but I’m under no illusions as to how difficult it will be. I’ve been racing motorcycles for most of my life but this means learning a completely new technique in order to pilot the motorcycle streamliner.”.
We wish James the speediest of recoveries and enough buffer time to ready himself for the lightning run.