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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Back to the future for French world record breakers with revival of 60's futuristic motorbike in the UK

A French futuristic revived motorbike which will attempt world records as part of Straightliners Events "Top Speed Week" at Pendine Sands. Straightliners will host its usual May speed event in 2016 but this year it will stretch to a week. There will be speed events at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire and Pendine Sands, South Wales both of which have seen many world speed record attempt.. At these events participants and spectators will see some of the most powerful motorbikes and cars in the UK in action. They may even be some weird and wonderful four wheel vehicles including mono wheels and two and four wheel jet vehicles as they all attempt to break British, European and world speed records.

Gilles Pujol and his world record breaking team 'Les Triplettees de Bonneville' from France futuristic looking Zundapp (photo link below) will have its first test run at this event in the UK. The team have worked on the bike for the last eight months designing and building the bike using the latest technology and traditional model building and aerodynamic testing. This motorbike body is based on a 1960s German built Zundapp conventional motorbike which establish many world records. Les Triplettees de Bonneville will also attempt to set a world record for this type of bike at the Straightliners Events meeting at the historic natural speed at Pendine Sands, Wales. In addition they will also bring other unusual electric and conventional motorbikes to the UK for testing and record breaking. They will also be running electric and conventional revivals of equally unusual bikes. Gilles Pujol, 'Les Triplettees de Bonneville' and their amazing bikes have previously broken world records at Bonneville Flats, Utah, USA.

Also at Pendine Guernsey business man Zeff Eisenberg will be riding 
a ZX14 Kawasaki "sand racer". He set a British speed record last year at Pendine for the fastest aspirated bike 1650cc class - 164,6mph over a mile.  Zeff, a 43 year old father of two, and the 'MADMAX Race TEAM' have produced a range of other unique vehicles and bikes, The team is funded based of Zeff's previous business success.

Straighteners will run two courses this year. A long course for the record contenders and a short course for the rider who just want to come for the experience, in fact it will be just like Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah,USA without the very high cost of getting there

While Straightliners make great efforts to have it's events open to all, this event is regulated by the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU). To compete for a national record participants must hold an ACU licence, pass official scrutineering and be a Straighteners Events member. For those not going for records they do not need an ACU licence but they just need to sign up for this event as it is open to all bikes, cars, mono-wheels and three wheelers. Sign up for Straighteners membership here https://www.straightlinersonline.co.uk/membership.html

The dates are as follows:
  • Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire 14th May
  • Pendine Sands, Wales - 21st & 22nd May
Pendine Sands is a seven mile long beach set on the scenic shores of Carmarthen Bay on the south coast of Wales. The village of Pendine is situated near the western end of Pendine Sands.

Media enquiries to worldreachpr@gmail.com

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