motorcycle jump-world record set by Robbie Maddison
29]MELBOURNE, Australia--Robbie Maddison jumped about 107m
(346 feet ) and set the world record for the longest motorcycle
hit the ramp at more than 165 km/h on his modified Honda CR500
motorbike. and rose over 20m in the air before making a safe
landing for the record-breaking feat.
"I can't explain how amazing it is to smash my
own world record in front of a home crowd," Maddison said.
"I have been doing huge jumps and breaking personal records
in training this week so I knew that I had it tonight, but
nothing could have prepared me for how great this feels. "All
my family and friends are here and the crowd was awesome."
Maddison's feat comes just weeks after a nasty
crash left him in hospital. He suffered a gash to his hip
and a punctured stomach after crashing during a promotional
jump at Melbourne's Docklands precinct three weeks ago.
Americans Seth Enslow and Rycan Capes were
among the motorcyclists on show, at which there were world
record attempts in nine events and six written into the history
DEDICATED motorbike fans at Calder Park were treated
to an astonishing world record jump by Aussie Robbie Maddison.
Cold, wet conditions had threatened to derail
the attempt, but 28,000 fans stayed on to watch the 26-year-old
smash the 100m barrier with a jump of 107.29m.
Maddison jumped nine metres further than the
last official world record he set in Las Vegas on New Year's
Eve. His speed reached 165km/h from a run up of more than
500m. Maddison's first jump was disastrous and he barely reached
the landing mound. He blamed the cold air and its effects
on his modified bike.
Video: Robbie Maddison's
world record jump on ESPN