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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

World Motorcycle Wheelie Championship 2016 practice - maybe a rocket vehicle in action!

The official practice for the World Wheelie Championship some travelling at over 200mph is taking place on the 12th. April at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire. In addition there will be some unusual vehicles there - maybe a rocket vehicle in action!

This is taking place for the announcement of Straightliners Events automotive programme for 2016 which has over 40 events across the UK. During the practice, which include top speed motorbikers, participants will be officially timed in case anybody breaks a UK or world record

We will be releasing additional details, photos and video related to the top five of over 40 events Straighteners are organising in 2016.  These are:
  1. The historic natural speedway of Pendine Sands, Wales speed event (21st & 22nd May) which brings out two and four wheel rocket vehicles amongst others attempting world, European and UK speed records. The dates are as follows:
    • Pembrey Sands 17th and 18th May 
    • Pembrey Airport 19th May
    • Pendine Sands (21st & 22nd May)
  2. Ramsey Sprint, Isle of Man (June 5th & 7th) - the only place a non-professional biker can race legally during the famous TT and Manx Grand Prix with classes for all bikes just turn up and enter on the day
  3. Ten of the Best (TOTB) (30th-31st July), is a performance road car event aimed at finding the best all round car and drivers in Europe. Handling (sharp cornering, acceleration and braking), top speed and a 1/4m drag strip are used to determine the best of the best, Ten Of The Best!. Takes place at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire. 
  4. The motorbike Wheelie World Championship (August 20th and 21st.) where the rider that travels the fastest, usually over 200MPH, in the wheelie position for a kilometre is the winner. Takes place at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire. 
  5. Weird and wonderful self designed / built vehicles attempt to establish world, European and UK speed records at the main Top Speed weekend. Rumour has it that a jet power hearse, a motorised portaloo and snowmobile retrofitted for hard surfaces will perform! Takes place Sept. 17th & 18th. Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire.
Media enquiries to worldreachpr@gmail.com

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