Do you keep in mind what you have been doing within the again half of June, 2021? That’s OK, neither can we—however we CAN let you know what MV Agusta and seasoned Italian moto journalist Valerio Boni have been doing. That’s when Boni and MV have been busy planning and executing a 24-hour world document try on an MV Agusta Turismo Veloce.
How did they do? On June 20, 2021, Boni set out from Sweden and traveled a complete of two,003 kilometers (1,244 miles) in 24 hours. He handed by 11 completely different nations on the best way and managed to safe world document glory for himself, MV Agusta, and tire maker Bridgestone, which outfitted his Turismo Veloce with a set of T32 tires that carried out fairly properly on this take a look at.
Jump ahead in time a yr to June 19, 2022, and Belgian rider Thierry Sarasyn determined to attempt his hand at beating Boni’s document. Like Boni, although, he rode an MV Agusta Turismo Veloce, additionally outfitted with a pleasant, new set of Bridgestone T32 tires. He and his staff set their ambitions even larger, although—with the aim of 14 nations in 24 hours, as an alternative of simply 11. Could he do it?
Sarasyn’s aim was to journey by the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, France, Luxemburg, Belgium, and Holland, in that order. Just making it to Luxemburg can be sufficient to interrupt Boni’s present document, as that may be Sarasyn’s twelfth nation (the place Boni hit 11).
Strategy was, after all, extremely essential. Speaking on his planning methodology previous to the try, Sarasyn mentioned, “I hope to get as much daylight as I can. I’m riding on a Sunday which will hopefully mean there’s less traffic. And daylight starts earlier in the east, while it gets dark later in the west. I should get around 19 hours of daylight on this trip.”
In the tip, Sarasyn managed to make it by 13 nations with a time of 19 hours and 43 minutes. He used the Legends Tracking system for official monitoring functions, which recorded his whereabouts with a timestamp as soon as per minute alongside the route. It’s utilized by different world document attempters, together with cyclists, triathletes, and so forth. Sarasyn traveled a complete of 1,808 kilometers, which is a barely shorter distance than Boni—however managed to cross by two extra nations throughout that point.