British motorcyclist Guy Martin broke the World Record for the fastest speed travelled around a Wall of Death on a motorbike live on Channel 4 last night.
He completed the amazing feat by riding his motorcycle horizontally around a large wooden drum style arena, reaching speeds of 70.33mph to break the record – and then topped that by hitting 78mph on his second go.
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) March 28, 2016
It was a fairly impressive feat too, given that he only needed to hit 60mph or above to break the existing record.
All that practice must have really paid off.
He wasn’t the only one smashing world records, though.
British Bicycle Motocross racer and track cyclist Shanaze Reade set the newest record for fastest cyclist to travel around the Wall of Death too.
— Shanaze Reade (@ShanazeReade) March 28, 2016
We think Simon here sums it up rather nicely.
#WallOfDeath Guy Martin. UK's answer to the Large Hadron Collider.
— SimonP (@wave_mad) March 28, 2016