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Records dedicated to deceased MADMAX rider

Records dedicated to deceased MADMAX rider

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Records dedicated to deceased MADMAX rider

Wednesday 25 September 2019

MADMAX Team Rider Zef Eisenberg raced in to the record books again at the weekend, achieving four FIM World records for an unfaired electric motorbike.

The records have special resonance for Mr Eisenberg, as it was the bike that his MADMAX Team rider, Daley Mathison, rode to the last three podium wins at the Isle of Man TT, before being tragically killed in the Superbike round.

Mr Eisenberg promised Daley’s wife Natalie Mathison that he would help make Daley’s bike the world's fastest electric bike in tribute to his work testing and re-engineering the e-bike. 

“I have been planning this ACU/FIM record attempt since the Isle of Man TT incident. Daley was a very special rider and member of the MADMAX Team. The record attempts had the full blessing of his wife Natalie," said Mr Eisenberg.

"I wore Daley’s special knee sliders for all the runs and I felt that Daley rode the bike to victory with me. It was my absolute honour to do it in his memory. I can’t explain how happy and emotional this was."

Mr Eisenberg set four new motorcycle records at the Straightliners ACU/FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) World Speed Records event at Elvington, North Yorkshire on board the Nottingham University Isle of Man TT zero bike. 


Pictured: Zef Eisenberg dedicated the new world records to Daley Mathison, who helped to test and engineer the bike.

The four new ACU national category records include the FIM Flying Kilometre speed of 185.103mph, with best one-way speed of 194.086mph and GPS peak speeds of 197mph, the FIM Flying Quarter Mile, the FIM Standing Mile and ACU Flying Quarter Mile.

"The Nottingham University Team of talented PhD students have built and engineered an incredible racing bike under the leadership of Dr Miquel Gimeno-Fabra - they should all be so proud," said Mr Eisenberg. "I hope these records will help to put electric bikes firmly on the map, as the speeds and technology certainly impressed many of the combustion powered motorbike competitors, especially as the bike was achieving the same top speeds as a Kawasaki H2 – considered the fastest and most powerful production motorbike you can buy today. I feel this is just the beginning of the electric MADness journey for the MADMAX Race team."

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