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Wednesday 23 June 2021


24h on a Minibike - a New World Record

For some reason, veteran Italian motorcycle journalist Valerio Boni decided that he wanted to get into the world-famous Guinness Book of World Records and that his route of doing so was going to be to set a new world record for the distance ridden on a minibike in a 24-hour period!
In the shape of Italian component specialist Polini he found a willing collaborator and the "24h Minibike Polini" challenge was born - and, together, they succeeded in spectacular fashion!
Valerio started late in the afternoon of Tuesday, May 11th at 5.30 pm, in the rain, at the Castelletto di Branduzzo track in Pavia, Lombardy, south of Milan.

After 24 hours on the track, he not only broke the previous record, but he tripled it - recording a new record of 751.488 km (approx. 467 miles), which were 1,236 laps. 


After 24 hours, 17 pit stops to refuel, one front and three rear tire changes, one new chain, two brake pads and one clutch, Valerio crossed the finish line at 5:30 pm on Wednesday 12th May.
To help him in this project, Polini technical staff used their experience and a (single) Polini 910 Carena RS 6.2 minibike. The undertaking was documented by timekeepers and a webcam that recorded every single moment and detail of the "24h Minibike Polini".