AGV And TCX Support The Blind Speed Record Attempt In Australia
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The World’s fastest blind motorcyclist Ben Felten and Team Blind Speed Kawasaki return to the South Australian salt flats at this week’s Speed Week 2019.
On March 19, 2018 at the FIM sanctioned World Speed Trials Australia Team Blind Speed Kawasaki achieved a land speed record of 272.596kmh making Ben Felten the fastest blind rider on earth. In 2019, the team will defend their title, as new challengers emerge from Europe and the United States.
With a new technical partner in Australian Superbike veterans BC Performance, Ben Felten and navigator Kevin Magee will race on the salt beds of Lake Gairdner, South Australia. The team will push the limits of their bikes, honing the performance of their BC Performance prepared 2018 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10Rs.
Former Grand Prix racer, and Ben’s eyes during full-throttle runs, navigator Kevin ‘Magoo’ Magee is on his own mission. Magoo will challenge the Australian 1000cc Production Class record, seeking to push past the standing 325km/h threshold.
Ben Felten said this year’s racing came with a trio of objectives. The team will keep the contingent of land-speed record challengers around the world at bay, support Magoo’s race for a class record and prepare for the FIM sanctioned World Speed Trials Australia in 2020.
“15 kilometres of full throttle. I can’t wait. Magoo and I are ready to turn into Kawasaki green blurs over the salt.” said Ben. He added, “Our team has never looked better. With the support of Kawasaki Australia and now BC Performance we have an incredible roster of sponsors backing us.”
Both Ben and Kevin will be wearing the best possible protective clothing with Link International providing AGV Veloce S helmets and TCX ST-Fighter boots for both riders.
“We’re pleased to be able to provide top-of-the-range helmets and boots for both Ben and Kevin in this exciting attempt to once again break the World Blind Speed Record,” said Link’s Apparel Manager, Don Nicholas. “We wish Team Blind Speed Kawasaki all the luck in the World and look forward to some great news out of South Australia next week.”
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