Retired racer Loris Capirossi has been named BMW M MotoGP Expert, representing the official MotoGP safety car provider in the world championship. Since retiring from racing after the 2011 MotoGP season Capirossi has been serving as MotoGP’s Safety Adviser. That, plus his familiarity with the MotoGP paddock and its racing circuits, makes him the logical […]
Chris Pfeiffer Plays Chicken on a BMW G450X Against a Bobsled [Video]
When I first saw this video, I thought it had to be a trick. Like the Gillette video of Roger Federer knocking a can off a man’s head with a tennis serve or the Nike ad with a couple of Dutch soccer players and an air vent, the first reaction is it has to be fake.
But then I remember this is BMW stunt rider Chris Pfeiffer we’re talking about here. The world champion freestyle rider has pulled off a couple of wild stunts in the past, like performing his tricks on the roof of BMW’s 331 foot tower in Munich and finding alternate ways to cross a bridge, but nothing as daring as playing chicken against a bobsled at an Olympic bobsled track.
And there he is, riding a BMW G450X up the Innsbruck Olympic bobsled course in Austria against two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Christoph Langen.
Is it real? Or is it a trick? Check out the video after the jump and tell us what you think.