Historic land speed record attempt at Bonneville Salt Flats

The dream to beat the land speed record with a gas-powered motorcycle at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, is more alive than ever.

The Tuscan team manager, Dino Romano, will bring his bike to American soil once again for an absolute record attempt with a gas-powered motorcycle, in a totally ecological project.

Dino will be accompanied by three other pilots. Maurizio Vettor is a well-known tester and Moto.it journalist. Rosaria Fiorentino and Louisa Swaden are renowned motorcyclists and are currently engaged in their own international projects, which include the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride in Rome and the Women Rider’s World Relay.

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The dream started last season, but proceedings were interrupted due to a technical failure on the last day, just as the record attempt was about to take place.

The bike will attempt to overcome the 400kmph barrier once more on the expanses of Bonneville Salt Flats during Speed ​​Week from August 10-17, 2019. Changes to the bike and innovative technical solutions have been introduced with the help of Carlo Bartalini, Fabrizio Rossi and Alessio Biagiotti. Brand new inventions, such as the new Air-Cooled Freezer System, will allow ‘Cherry’ – with a fresh look and a 4-cylinder engine with almost 250 horses – to become ‘Christine’… the ‘Infernal Bike’.

The bike will attempt to overcome the 400kmph barrier once more on the expanses of Bonneville Salt Flats during Speed ​​Week from August 10-17, 2019. Changes to the bike and innovative technical solutions have been introduced with the help of Carlo Bartalini, Fabrizio Rossi and Alessio Biagiotti. Brand new inventions, such as the new Air-Cooled Freezer System, will allow ‘Cherry’ – with a fresh look and a 4-cylinder engine with almost 250 horses – to become ‘Christine’… the ‘Infernal Bike’.

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“What we are trying to achieve is the result of teamwork and sponsors that believed in us,” explains Dino Romano. “All is thanks to Virgin Radio, Ls2 Helmets, Pakelo Lubricants, Pirelli, QD exhaust, U Boat Italo Fontana, Motorcycle clothing, Rev’it, Spidi, TCX Boots, Midland, Black Soul Coffe, Carbon Dream, MBE, TP Design, C Armania, Limo, AirKustompaint, Kentauros, Plastiho, BF Tappezzerie, Motodalcuore, Municipality of Grosseto, and the Municipality of Roccastrada.”

The densely packed salt pan in Tooele County, northwestern Utah, has an average temperature of 50˚C. At an altitude of 1,300 metres, there is less oxygen to breathe.

Once again viewers will be able to follow all the action on social media (see below) as well as on NeuroTV, Moto.it, in Revolver, and on Virgin Radio, conducted by DJ Ringo.

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On July 6 ‘Christine’ was on display in Milan in the Deus premises during Build Off, and the following day in Grosseto, Italy. Rumours abound of possibly seing her in action, even if not at her top speed, in the days before departure in a secret location in Tuscany. Watch this space!

For more information, contact the Open Eyes Dream Racing Team:

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