August 13 and 14, Kharkiv team Iron Custom Motorcycles set two world records on the dried salt lake Bonneville, USA, during Bonneville Speed Week, which is held 12-18 August this year.
This was the first time when a Ukrainian team took part in the Speed Week in South California, and they rode a motorcycle Inspirium Iom of own design. Also, two other Ukrainian teams are taking part in the races.
Kharkivite Yaroslav Lutitskyi, the driver and the Iron Custom Motorcycles company owner, reached the speed of 99.197 miles per hour on August 13 and 99.764 miles per hour (about 160 kilometers per hour) on August 14.
The record was set on the motorcycle of class 350APS-VG, and the previous record was registered in 2013 with a speed of 86.818 miles per hour.
Yaroslav Lutitskyi specified that he was able to establish the record at first attempt. The rider also met with the previous record holder who was interested to see the winning motorcycle upgraded by the team.
The exciting photo of two record holders was taken on spot.
Reference: Bonneville Land Speed Racing is a spot challenge for determined people who drive different kinds of machines from hot rods and roadsters to motorcycles and even diesel trucks to “shoot the salt” and set the speed records. The event is connected with the mission to protect the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and to promote its history and motorsports legacy.
Text: Olena Sokolynska
Photo: Vlad Beck