The crew from Top Gear has just ridden off with its latest entry in the Guinness Book of World Records by being the first to complete a double loop on a motorcycle in front of a live audience without practicing. As you may recall, the show recently pulled off the same stunt with a four-wheeled buggy in South Africa. This time around, a stunt rider Gary Hoptrough tackled the double loop on a KTM dirt bike. Even more impressive, the show went off without bloodshed or bodily harm.

The video below shows just how well the stunt went, though it looks as if Hoptrough required a bit of a course correction after the second loop. With commentary from Ken Block and Jeremy Clarkson, the clip is well worth a look. Check it out.



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      The Calligrapher
      • 2 Years Ago
      Firstly, what idiot edited that video? It is impossible to see the whole run - it is all chopped up. And because of the chopped editing, it is impossible to figure out whether we are looking at the first loop or the second loop. Secondly, this just does not qualify as a "double loop". Two independent loops is not the same thing as double loop. This track had a straight segment between the loops, meaning that the bike simply did two single loops in sequence. What's next? You put three independent loops one after another? Four? Sorry guys, I'm sure this is fun, risky and all. It is an amazing stunt. But this doesn't count as double loop. If you want to do something that will be recognized as a double loop, you have to put both loops together. Two loops have to coincide (when looked at from the side) to qualify as a double loop.
      SPcamert
      • 2 Years Ago
      I liked the action and I don't want to belittle what they've done, but isn't this just two loops? I mean to me a 720 loop would be one continuous loop after another. Not a loop, a straight, and another loop. It would be straight, loop, into next loop, done. Awesome stunt though.
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