Here’s a video showing stunt supremo Gary Rothwell taking his Holeshot Racing Suzuki 540bhp Hayabusa to a world record wheelie of 209.8mph.

He was clocked at 209.8mph. Riding on Elvington airfield’s speed track and had to make two runs, with one wheel off the ground for the kilometre distance, with his average speed counting towards the record.


In August Rothwell set a speed of 197.8mph on one wheel but missed the world record. Before Saturday’s ride Rothwell said: “I was just on one-and-a-half mile an hour off the world record and 2.2 mile an hour off the world record that we want to get, which is the first person to ever get over 200mph on one wheel.”

Riding in the Top Speed event at Elvington, Rothwell was clocked by the UK Timing Association at an average speed of 209.8mph. Rothwell said of his record: “I did, 20 minutes ago, a 200.3 mile an hour. I just went out again and done a 209.8 mile per hour – couldn’t believe it myself.”

Tony Carter

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