The followings are two more extreme motorcycle races in the world.
3/ International Irish road racing
There are two major international Irish road races, which are impressed by many audiences worldwide, namely the North West 200 and the Ulster Grand Prix. Both race tracks are fast and flowing, allowing riders to break 190 mph regularly.
Of which, the North West 200 is made up of a triangle of fast B-roads running via Portstewart, Coleraine, and Portrush. The track allowed Martine Jessopp to hit a GPS-verified 208mph on his way in 2012. The fantastic racing event attracts top riders from road racing and the British championships.
However, most riders are more interested in the natural layout of the Ulster GP. With the fast corners and lack of chicanes, the Ulster GP encourages high average lap speeds. In 2010, Kiwi Bruce Anstey set an incredible 133.977mph lap record.
This race track is lined with trees, brick walls, and houses, making it extremely dangerous. However, the safety work was carried out in 2015 and partly saved the life of Guy Martin.
4/ The Dakar Rally
The Dakar Rally has everything we love about motor racing, including camaraderie, high speeds, and adventure. The first classic route was run in 1978 from Paris to Dakar, Senegal. The track was a brilliant mix of terrain, including iconic African Dunes, which could trap racers for days on end.
However, after many security threats, the event had to be moved to South America in 2009 and remains to this day.
When racing in this track, riders need to have a deep inner resolve to handle challenges thrown at them. Notably, they need good mechanical knowledge to fix any problems on the fly.
Australian motor racer Toby Price dominated this year’s event, winning multiple stages and finished ahead of the next best racer by a whole 40 minutes. Notably, he is the only racer ever to win twice Dakar.