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.
If you have more time on your hands you can watch Radio Viktoria’s catalog of videos here…
Motorcycles on the Nurburgring
|20,832 m||7:49.71||Honda RC30||Helmut Dähne||1993||Motorcycle contests were discontinued after 1994, this remains the fastest officially timed motorcycle lap ever on the 20,832 m course|
|22,835 m||8:22.2||Suzuki 500||Marco Lucchinelli||1980||1980 German motorcycle Grand Prix and the fastest motorcycle lap ever on the 22,835 m course|
|19,100 m||7:17.0||P3 Suzuki GSX-R600K7||Andy Carlile|
|19,100 m||7:21.8||MV Agusta F4 R 312||Andy Carlile||2007|
|19,100 m||7:28.8||Yamaha YZF-R1||“The Baron”|
|7:32.1||Yamaha YZF-R1||Brendan Keirle|
|7:32.6||Aprilia RSV1000R Factory||“The Baron”|
|7:35.7||Suzuki GSX-R1000K7||Dale Lomas|
|7:50||Suzuki GSX-R1000 vs Aprilia RSV1000R||Fausto “Faustone” Severi & Helmut Dähne||2002|
|20,832 m||7:46.70||Suzuki GSXR 1000||Tim Roethig||2008|