The Top Gear Live team have set a new world record with the first double loop-the-loop on a motorcycle.
The stunt, performed Friday (NZ time), was undertaken by stunt man Gary Hoptrough at a show in Birmingham, England.
Hoptrough rode a standard KTM 250 SX-F motorcycle during the stunt which is called the "Deadly 720+" and comes just a few months after completing the same stunt using a four-wheel vehicle in South Africa. That stunt has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the first double loop-the-loop by a car.
Top Gear co-host Jeremy Clarkson described the record as "pretty nerve wracking" and "spectacular".
"We started Top Gear in its current incarnation ten years ago as a pokey little motoring show and never dreamt of setting World Records,'' Clarkson said.
"To be fair, all James (May), Richard (Hammond) and I did was to stand on stage and introduce a stunt man mad enough to want to turn him self upside twice on a bike."
- © Fairfax NZ News
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