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James Toseland to Attempt 640km/h in Bonneville

When it comes to speed, James Toseland now 32, is no newbie: the English former rider is a two-times World Superbike champion in 2004 and 2007, and he wants more. But this time it's a solo race, against gravity and drag alone: he aims to break the current land speed record (602.18 km/h (376.363 mph) set by Rocky Robinson.
James Toseland and an early stage of the prototype 1 photo
The attempt will take place in September 2014 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the US and the project is 100% British. Project leader Alex Macfadzean is a former GP and TT sidecar racer and an actual British record holder, so the team really knows the rules of the game.

The prototype 2-wheeler is expected to reach as much as 640 km/h (397.76 mph), but so far we're just in the estimation realm. We'll keep a close eye on the matter in the future and let you know how things are going.


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