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London, Thursday 28th February 2013 - Nitro Circus, Travis Pastrana’s mad-cap collective of fearless adrenaline addicts launched themselves into the record books two times tonight with an amazing Guinness World Record breaking stunt which saw 16 motorcyclists partake in a simultaneous mid-air backflip in front of a live cinema paying audience of hundreds at The O2 in London, UK – a never been done before feat.
The stunt was streamed live via satellite to over 500 cinemas across Europe, where fans sat on the edge of their seats as the adrenaline-charged events in London unfolded.
18 international riders participated in the 30 minute spectacle, which saw their legacy immortalised by Guinness World Records. The O2 exploded with applause, as the no-limits petrol heads showcased their signature moves prior to gearing up for the stunt. This was followed by a broadcast from motorsports champion and Nitro front-man Travis Pastrana, who gave an overview of the history of the motorcycle backflip, reminding everyone exactly what they were about to see. Following their triumphant, record-obliterating finish, interviews with the riders were broadcast live on the big screen, so that the audience could witness their adrenaline-fuelled reactions first hand. This is the third Guinness World Records title held by Nitro Circus.
Guinness World Records adjudicator, Ben Backhouse said, “It’s been an officially amazing evening here at the O2. We’ve seen some incredible motorcycle stunts and what a better way to finish the evening with a brand new Guinness World Records title.”
The stunt marked the release of Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D which is being distributed by Omniverse Vision in partnership with Universal Pictures International Entertainment (the home entertainment division of Universal Pictures) and was dedicated to Eigo Sato.
The movie sees Nitro’s unique brand of action sports and entertainment burst onto the big screen in phenomenal 3D for encore performances in selected sites from this weekend and following that, it will be available to own on 3D Blu-Ray and DVD on 25th March 2013.
The Nitro Circus crew will be back in full force with a brand new tour of the UK and Europe in November/December 2013…get set for a white-knuckle ride.
26th Nov – Manchester Arena, Manchester
27th Nov – The NIA, Birmingham
28th Nov – Earls Court, London
For ticket information on all 2013 European dates visit: nitrocircuslive.com