Valerie Thompson is already the quickest lady on two wheels, however now she desires to be the quickest human, interval.
“America’s Queen of Pace” is in Australia the place she and her crew are shaking down their streamlined bike forward of an world document try this weekend..
Thompson was the primary lady to journey over 300 mph and has claimed a number of information throughout her profession.
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The Scottsdale resident set the feminine mark along with her “Bub 7” bike in 2016 when she hit 304.263 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and might be aiming for the general document of 376.363 mph on the Lake Gairdner World Pace Trials.
Her needle-nosed, carbon-fiber two-wheeler is powered by a 500 hp turbocharged V4 engine and boasts a barely there drag coefficient of .08. She sits in it like a automotive, however it solely rides on two wheels. Three parachutes assist deliver it again down from the ludicrous speeds that it’s able to.
“My technique is confidence,” Thompson instructed Fox 10 Phoenix earlier than she left for Australia.
From the appears of this POV video from her 304 mph, she’ll want it.