This video was taken on September 9, 2018, on the Santa Pod Raceway, in England, UK.
This is what the maker of the video has to say about the ongoings: “Eric Teboul was on his rocket-powered bike and set a new world’s best terminal speed of 286mph from a standing start 1/4 mile. The video was taken from the commentary box at Santa Pod Raceway, England during the FIA European Finals on Sunday 9th September. The commentary box rocks in the wake of the bike. Eric ran out of drag-strip and ended up 200’ into the field at the end of the track, which was perfectly okay. He’s totally mad.”
However, this is not the first feat, but only one of many in Eric’s portfolio. The Haltech Manufacturers Cup Finals at the Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida saw Eric Teboul doing what he does best: riding his rocket engine-powered motorcycle with insane speed, this time on US ground.
Eric Teboul was on his rocket-powered bike and set a new world’s best terminal speed of 286mph from a standing start 1/4 mile. The video was taken from the commentary box at Santa Pod Raceway, England during the FIA European Finals on Sunday, September 9th.
Teboul ran the quarter mile in 5.2 seconds and was clocked with a speed of 264.39 mph (425.403 km/h). His hydrogen peroxide-fueled motorcycle kind of shocked the younger audience, as such machines haven’t been racing in the US for the last 25 years or so.
A constant presence in similar land speed events in the 70’s and 80’s, rocket-powered motorcycle racing went out of business because of safety reasons and the lack of high-grade rocket fuel.
Eric Teboul blew the former record to smithereens: Peter Svensson had a 5.7s run which stood until now, also done in the US. However, according to Dragzine, Teboul’s top speed aboard his rocket bike is 281.47 mph (452.885 km/h), dating from November of 2011 at the Santa Pod Raceway in England.