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The Byron Bay-based team with their tailor-made motorcycles: (L-R) Warren Afflick, Phil Richardson, Joanne Fysh, Jean Paul Afflick, Paul Macleod.

Story by Ross Kendall

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

‘We set the fastest speed in the worlds history for a 100cc motorcycle at 211kph. We took the title back from the French who set their speed [record] in 2018 at Bonneville in Utah,’ Jean Paul Afflick said.

‘Our 50cc motorcycle set the fastest speed in Australia’s history and fourth fastest in the world,’ he said.

The salt lake is graded for the racing and presents a silky smooth surface for the riders to throttle their nitro-methane supercharged racing motorbikes.

‘You get two runs to set your time. The first is to show you can break the record, the second is to confirm it,’ he said.

‘You get two miles of riding to get up to top speed and then they start timing you. Hopefully you come out the end in one piece. It’s really all about tucking in your knees and elbows and keeping your head down.’


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