This one comes with props to Motorcycle Mojo Magazine. I came across this in their social media section. It’s a Redbull video titled “Ice Speedway Racing – Mikkel B. Jensen & Franz Zorn 2013”.
Take speedway racing, dangerous enough as it is, now add ice, and inch-low nails. The result? More danger and fun at high speeds. In this video, professional speedway racer Mikkel Jensen gets taught the what’s-what of ice speedway racing by the legendary Franz Zorn.
Check out the video and fun facts about ice speedway racing you probably never knew!
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Fun fact about ice speedway racing #1: the motorcycles generally have longer wheelbases and more rigid frames than in speedway racing, however, like speedway, they have no brakes.
Fun fact about ice speedway racing #2: each rear tire can have anywhere from 200 to 500 spikes of up to an inch (3 cm) in length.
Fun fact about ice speedway racing #3: speeds in the straights are around 60 mph / 130 km/hr and speeds in the corners are around 60 mph / 100 km/hr.
That’s it, now watch the movie and make sure you enable Closed Captioning / Subtitles.
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