James Toseland, double World Superbike Champion, has announced he has begun work on his attempt to break the World Motorcycle Land Speed Record. The current record speed rests at 376.363 mph, but James has joined up with experts from the University of Derby as well as a professional British team, led by former GP and TT sidecar racer, Alex Macfadzen – who has himself held the record – in a bid to set a brand new fastest time.
James will undertake the attempt in September 2014 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA and until then, him and his team will be working hard in a bid to get the machine in the best shape possible. He said;
‘I’m hugely excited about tis record attempt but I’m under no illusions as to how different it will be…The team involved with the project is amazing so I know in safe hands in terms of the development…If successful, this will be a fantastic achievement but also a great accolade to bring back to the UK.’