The fastest wheelie in the world

Watch Egbert Van Popta hit over 213mph on one wheel

THIS is the moment Dutch rider Egbert Van Popta mono'd his way into the record books to claim the record for the world's fastest wheelie at this year's Straightliners Wheelie World Championships at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire.

Riding his turbocharged Hayabusa, Van Popta hit a top speed of 213.309mph over a distance of one kilometre - a speed that was actually slower than his previous 214.669mph run, which was disallowed becasue the front wheel touched down just before crossing the final timing beam.

Van Popta took the record of previous holder Gary Rothwell, who came seond on the day with his 206.049mph minger.