America's Cup stunt with a Motorbike!

A motorcycle daredevil from the Kiwi Crusty Demons yesterday backflipped over an America's Cup yacht in Auckland. Luke Smith became the first person in the world to perform this crazy stunt, falling the equivalent of 4 storeys once he had cleared the yacht.  When asked what was going on in his mind before going 'head over wheels' Luke admitted he was nervous and said:

“I wasn't sure how I was gonna end up you know. I wasn't sure if I was gonna over-rotate, or wMotorcyclist stuntas gonna be able to kick the bike away, but yeah, no it worked out great, there was nothing to worry about.”

Luke will continue to perform with the Crusty Demons in Auckland, though his motorbike, unfortunately, won't.  The America's Cup yacht belonging to the New Zealand team was not damaged in the stunt and awaits the onset of the New Louis Vuitton Cup Regatta to come to Auckland in next spring (see previous blog).

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