Tuesday, January 01, 2008

It's Robbie's Record Now

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s … Robbie Maddison!

Red Bull athlete and motocross ace Robbie Maddison broke the world motorcycle jumping record during Monday’s Red Bull Experiment in Las Vegas, soaring 322 feet, 7½ inches at the Rio All-Suite Casino and Hotel.

Facing a slight headwind, Maddison gave it another go, but the second jump covered only 320 feet. The goal had been 360.

“A little disappointed,” Maddison admitted. “The wind slowed me down a bit, but this is awesome — a dream come true. This isn’t the last you’ve seen of Robbie Maddison. There’s more to come.”

The Aussie broke the Guinness World Records-certified mark of 277-6 set by Trigger Gumm and the non-certified mark of 310-4 set by Ryan Capes in Kent, Wash. Both jumps came in 2005.

“I’ll take it,” Maddison said.

To watch video, click here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched this last night, Robbie is crazy!!!

12:50 PM  

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