Record motorcycle attempt canceled due to injury – Nascar
The planned Guinness World Record attempt for the longest motorcycle jump May 7 at Talladega Superspeedway is canceled due to Monster Energy sponsored athlete Alex Harvill sustaining an foot injury during a practice jump, Monster Energy and Talladega officials announced Tuesday morning. Details about a future jump will follow.
Harvill was to attempt a world record for the longest ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jump before the start of the GEICO 500 (2 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), aiming to go 400 feet or farther.
“I want to thank everyone for the support in making my dream come true and for being so concerned about my mishap,” Harvill said. “I can’t wait to get back on the bike and break the record for Monster and all my fans.”
Harvill currently holds two world records for motorcycle distance jumping — a 425-foot leap to set the bar for ramp-to-dirt jumps in 2012 and a 297.5-foot distance to establish the dirt-to-dirt benchmark a year later.
“Alex Harvill is a tough competitor and will bounce back strong. A Guinness World Record is a huge challenge,” said Mitch Covington, Vice President of Sports Marketing, Monster Energy. “We expect that he will be back riding soon and look forward to his next attempt at the record.”
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