News FMX: Alexey Kolesnikov Jumps Dakar Truck

FMX: Alexey Kolesnikov Jumps Dakar Truck

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Russian FMX rider Alexey Kolesnikov and Dakar 2010 winner, pilot of KAMAZ-master team Vladimir Chagin accomplished a unique joint project — 1st ever jump of a motorcyclist over a truck.

The jump was taken at Kolesniokov`s home training base in Kolomna with 2 perpendicular ramps for a cross jump of the both vehicles.

It took 10 days to get prepared to the project. The ramp for the 8,5 tons KAMAZ truck was formed out of 500 tons of dirt.

The height of the ramp was 2.5 meters, the gap from the separation point to the landing – 12 meters, which corresponds to a height of four-store house, and KAMAZ speed right before the jump was 60 km/hour.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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