At almost 260 km/h, dragging his feet, hanging from his motorcycle and breaking a record

Perhaps we are not at the time when records are at their peak. Social networks, the feeling that anything is possible, the fact that they have spent decades and decades trying to overcome them and that they are increasingly bizarre, have been able to take away some of that special aura that they had. But luckily for everyone there are still people willing to do their best to overcome them.

That is the case of stuntman Jonny Davies, better known as JD Stunts, who is planning his assault on the record set in 1999 by Gary Rothwell. 30 years later, the Briton wants to surpass it and appear in the Guinness Book of Records for the third time.

And JD already appears on two other occasions, both linked to motorcycles and stunts. In fact, the last one was achieved by turning a wheel 10 times for one minute in a moving car driven by Paul Swift.

And if that record seems strange to you because it is so far-fetched, this one is no less so. And what good old Jonny is looking for is to beat the record of getting behind his own motorcycle, dragging his feet on skis as fast as possible to surpass the figure of 153.9 miles per hour, which in terms of kilometers is not even neither more nor less than 247.67 kilometers per hour.

To get the record, he will ride the motorcycle himself

To do this, he must gain as much speed as possible by driving the motorcycle himself in the way we are all used to, although then he will slide from the back, for which the machine will be suitably modified. The motorcycle itself to ensure the necessary power is a Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX, so it will not lack power and torque.

It still remains to be determined where in the United Kingdom the attempt will be carried out, although it is known that it will be attempted at the end of the summer. A quite complex challenge, since you will be on titanium skis that ensure low friction and at the same time provide enough support so that no unforeseen events arise.

It must be recognized that the type of record is more than striking in itself, but to this we must add (in addition to the titanium sparks), the fact that once it manages to reach its maximum speed it must gradually reduce it until it manages to climb. to the motorcycle to stop it.

JD proposes reaching 160 miles per hour, which if measured at kilometers would be close to 260. A challenge that is much more complicated than it may seem and that, of course, deserves all our respect and admiration.

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