World outright speed and flying mile records smashed with help of British engineering

South East | Sport | Transport & Distribution | Wales

Racing record-breaker Zef Eisenberg sped into the history books at Pendine Sands, South Wales on Saturday 18 May by achieving a historic set of speed runs.

Eisenberg achieved the fastest sand speed record ever achieved by a wheel-powered vehicle at 332mph; fastest flying quarter wheel powered record at 206.492mph; fastest flying mile wheel powered record at 196.970mph; fastest flying mile 162mph (same measurement as Sir Malcolm Campbell); and became the only person in history to have achieved over 200mph on bike and car at Pendine Sands.

He is also the only person in history to have achieved a flying mile record in bike and car in Britain.

Eisenberg, better known for his motorbike speed record exploits, set a two-way average of 187.962mph in his MADMAX 1200hp road-legal Porsche 911 Turbo specially built and prepared by ES Motors and his MADMAX Race Team.

The record supersedes the Wire’ star Idris Elba’s ‘flying mile’ speed record (180.361mph) set at Pendine in 2015 and emulates his hero – Sir Malcolm Campbell, who first set the record at Pendine Sands in 1927 (174.8mph) in the iconic Blue Bird – a record that stood for nearly 90 years.

The ‘Speed Freak’ racer successfully secured four new records in total, smashing his own top speed of 201.5mph at Pendine in May 2018 and 182.49mph flying mile record set by Zef in April 2019 in his supercharged Hayabusa motorbike, making him the only person in history to hold the flying mile and fastest speed records in both bike and car at Pendine.

A jubilant Eisenberg said: “A huge thank you to ES Motors and my own MADMAX Race Team for working tirelessly on the extensive Porsche preparation, engine build and tune, to ensure we had the engineering and power to achieve this very challenging record. An additional thanks to the event organisers Straightliners and Speed Record Club for finding and setting a two-mile course with difficult sand conditions.”

Last month Eisenberg also established a Flying Mile record at Pendine, racing his MADMAX 400bhp supercharged Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle. The records come less than 2 years since surviving Britain’s fastest-ever (230mph) motorcycle crash. He has since added over a dozen new British speed records since that fateful day.

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