Emerson Fittipaldi is probably best known for his four-wheel racing career which include two Formula One World Championships, a CART racing title and two Indy 500 victories. What might be less known, at least outside of his native Brazil perhaps, is Fittipaldi owns a pair of Kawasaki motorcycle dealerships. The 65-year-old former racer and his […]
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Conquering the Nurgurgring In Under 8 Minutes + Gyro Cam Video!
With a nickname like The Green Hell, the Nurburgring Nordschleife is nearly 13 miles of terror wrapped up in a historic race track. Famous for its sheer length, close confines, and the fact it is open to the public most the year, the Nurburgring has a dual reputation as a great testing facility and a widow maker – certain reports estimate as many as 12 deaths a year here.
To lap here in under 10 minutes is considered a fast lap. In this video, rider Tim Rothig pilots his Kawasaki ZX-10R around the track in under eight minutes! His skill is on full display here, and is made even more dramatic by the gyro cam he has mounted on the tank. This allows the horizon to remain centered even as the motorcycle is banking over for turns. Impressive indeed.
Also impressive is the sheer speed Rothig is able to extract from the ZX-10. As anyone who has ridden a literbike around a racetrack can tell you, it’s difficult to stretch the legs of a literbike around most tracks. The Nurburgring doesn’t have that problem. Watch and listen as Rothig makes the Kawasaki scream.
Some of you may start noticing a new trend going around these days on YouTube. That thing is “Keyboard Cat”. A cat in a blue T-shirt that plays exit music for people in fail videos. The little jingle he plays seems to be the icing on the cake to anyone getting hit in the groin […]