Ruedi Steck, a dedicated multiple Land Speed Record racer at the legendary Salt Flats of Bonneville/Utah, just announced it. He will organize the first European Motorcycle Land Speed Record Trials to be held on Easter Weekend 2013. at the famous Nardo Race Track in Southern Italy.
For years, Ruedi and his team of Swiss Performance, like many European racers have traveled to the Bonneville Salts for the BUB Speed Trials. Fast rising travel and transportation costs, US immigration red tape and import procedures, track‘s elevation (1.286 meters above sea level) and the ever changing salt track condition have never stopped racers to break new records.
But all Bonneville racers do agree on one fact: they would be faster on a solid track, tarmac or concrete…
Now the time has come. The Italian Nardo test track has been a high-speed record facility for decades, testing ground for car manufacturers and developers of all types. Built by Fiat in 1975, the facility has recently been acquired by Porsche. It is the “„Area 51″ of the European automotive Industry! For the first time, Ruedi Steck and his team have now opened this high-tech top-secret facility to FIM-sanctioned motorcycle land speed racing. No matter if privateer, dealer, customizer, manufacturer or tuner, all will be able to race and beak records officialized by an FIM homologated, timing team!
The first event is set from March 29th to April 1st 2013. (March 29t-30 will be technical inspection and briefing. March 31-April 1 is racing.) Paricipation for the 1st year is limited to 50 participants. Nardo is a banked 12 km long /4 km diameter round track offering 6 lanes (2 for trucks) on which the fastest is banked for a neutral speed of 240 km / 149 mph. The current Top Speed on this track is held by a Koenigsegg sportscar, driven by Loris Bicocchi to a top speed of 387.87 km/h (241.01 mph). Traction on the lanes is expected to be perfect. (Photography: Nardo Racetrack, Michael Schmid, Horst Rösler/Motographer)
More info at Nardo Speed trials. Read FIM Regulations. Contact: Swiss Performance. Ruedi Steck, Postfach 106, CH – 8306 Brüttisellen, Switzerland. firstname.lastname@example.org. Cel: +41 76 347 28 91, Tel.: +41 44 833 30 11