The Motorcycle Wheelie World Championship is coming back soon. The winner and world record holder will be the fastest to complete a kilometre in the wheelie position. Success depends on the rider’s high level skill to control the speed and balance of the motorcycle as no electronic or mechanical aids can be used.
The top wheelie riders at the event will be current record holder Gary Rothwell from England who achieved 209mph wheelie in 2015.
Also present will be Egbert Van Popta from Holland riding a Hayabusa Turbo and Paddy O'Sullivan from Ireland riding a Suzuki GSXR.
Representing UK will be Dave 'Dodge' Rogers, previous World Wheelie Champion, who is the original driving force behind the World Wheelie Championship.
The World Wheelie Championship is organised by Straightliners and takes place at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire, England. Straightliners is affiliated to the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU) and the International Organisation of Professional Drivers (IOPD). Rider participation including record ratification and timing is administered by to UK Timing Association (UKTA).
Both Straightliners and UKTA were set up by renowned motorcycle racer Trevor Duckworth.