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speed freaks on television

Multiple world speed record holder Zef Eisenberg is to front the new Speed Freaks television show which will make its debut on Wednesday 7 August on ITV4 at 9pm.

Eisenberg is best known for his motorbike exploits and is a self-proclaimed speed freak. He currently holds more than 47 British and world land speed records including a prestigious Guinness World Record. His records include the world’s fastest turbine bike (234mph), the UK’s fastest (no-fairing) ‘naked’ bike (225.6mph), world’s fastest motorbike racer on sand ever at 201.5mph to Britain’s fastest-ever motorcycle crash at over 230mph.

In September 2016 Eisenberg nearly paid the ultimate price when disaster struck at 234mph during a motorcycle record attempt, riding a 560bhp Rolls-Royce jet turbine-powered motorcycle. He broke 11 bones, was hospitalised for three months, spent a further three months in a wheelchair and had to learn to walk again. He defied doctors by racing on the anniversary of the crash on the same track, and just five months later became the first man in history to break the 200mph barrier on sand on a motorbike when he recorded a top speed of 201.572mph at Pendine in May 2018.

In the first programme of the six-part weekly TV series Eisenberg scours the nation to meet fellow speed freaks. Whether they’ve fitted a 24,000cc W12 aero-engine into a car, or built from scratch a full Dakar off-road racer, Eisenberg gets into the mindset, behind the wheel, under the bonnet and in to the saddle of Britain’s fastest cars and motorbikes.

Check out the preview here: https://youtu.be/UkK9q2yNeeM

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