Tim Rhotig Burns A Strip Down the Middle of the Nurburgring on a Kawasaki ZX-10R

If you have a few minutes this morning to see how the other half lives, you owe it to yourself to check this out.

You have the unique opportunity to watch a lap from an on board camera while Nurburgring expert Tim Rhotig takes an incredibly fast lap.

What makes watching this lap so cool is how it was captured. Rhotig and his team use a camera developed by DORNA for MotoGP use which utilizes gyroscopes and special mounts to keep the camera level as the bike tours the Ring. Mounted right below the rider’s chest, the whole rig is about the same size as a tank bag.

Rothig – on a Kawasaki ZX-10R – was out doing some tire testing  for Bridgestone  as he makes this breathtaking lap of the 13-mile-long Nordschleife course, and it’s the position of the camera that reveals the way Rothig approaches lines, braking points and apexes. As an added bonus, you get some thoroughly insane wheelies as Rothig cranks it on down the straights and coming out of the turns.

This video should give you some hint at how fast and with what precision professional riders can turn a bike.

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Motorcycles on the Nurburgring

Course DistanceTimeMachineRiderDate
20,832 m7:49.71Honda RC30Helmut Dähne 1993Motorcycle contests were discontinued after 1994, this remains the fastest officially timed motorcycle lap ever on the 20,832 m course
22,835 m8:22.2Suzuki 500Marco Lucchinelli 19801980 German motorcycle Grand Prix  and the fastest motorcycle lap ever on the 22,835 m course
19,100 m7:17.0P3 Suzuki GSX-R600K7Andy Carlile
19,100 m7:21.8MV Agusta F4 R 312Andy Carlile2007
19,100 m7:28.8Yamaha YZF-R1“The Baron”
7:32.1Yamaha YZF-R1Brendan Keirle
7:32.6Aprilia RSV1000R Factory“The Baron”
7:35.7Suzuki GSX-R1000K7Dale Lomas
7:50Suzuki GSX-R1000 vs Aprilia RSV1000RFausto “Faustone” Severi & Helmut Dähne2002
20,832 m7:46.70Suzuki GSXR 1000Tim Roethig2008

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5 Responses

  1. You get a real sense of how hard they’re riding with this gyro cam

  2. motorradguy says:

    With no protection if you lose control of the bike- straight off into the woods. Got to admire that set of cojones

  3. recerocker says:

    Awesome video. That ride was damn near perfect

  4. manup says:

    Awesome video with great perspective on speed, lean angle, bike movement. It certainly takes balls and skills to go that fast, that smoothly, on that track with no runoff