Hansen hits 200mph at Elvington

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LOCAL motorcyclists Phil Gilson and Stuart Hansen took part in The Straightliners Day at Elvington Airfield near York.

The course was on the main runway and consisted of timing gates at one mile and 1.25 miles

Each competitor did a standing start run to try to achieve the fastest speed possible on their machinery.

The weather conditions were not perfect, dry but with a slight cross wind and each rider had four runs,.

Hansen achieved a top speed on the day of 206.6 mph. and Gilson a top speed of 179.4 mph. Both Stuart and Phil seemed happy with their performances on the day.

Photo of Stuart Hansen on his yellow Suzuki Hyabusa reaching 206.6 mph, and Phil Gilson on his Suzuki B-King reaching 179.4 mph.