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02 October 2020 14:40

British land speed record RAF Elvington Accident

Elvington Airfield, York : Zef Eisenberg killed in land speed record attempt

3 Zef Eisenberg was a businessman and ultra-speed motorbike racer Credit: Facebook Zef was an ultra-speed motorbike racer, who holds a number of records for motorbike racing. Zef was killed trying to break a 207mph land speed record on October 1, 2020. North Yorkshire Police said officers were called to reports of a "serious collision" at Elvington Airfield to the east of York at 4.30pm. Zef had previously survived a near-fatal crash while travelling at 230mph on a Rolls-Royce jet turbine-powered motorcycle at Elvington Airfield in 2016 as he tried to set a new world record - rushed to hospital with 11 broken bones and was presumed dead. Eisenberg's final social media post showed a Madmax car being refuelled on September 30, along with the caption: "Late night testing....for the next stage of MADness...." Before his rAcing days, Zef was a competitive body builder and went onto found sports nutrition company Maximuscle.

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THE driver who died during a British Land Speed Record attempt at Elvington Airfield been named as millionaire Zef Eisenberg, who nearly died there in a crash in 2016. North Yorkshire Police said police were called to the airfield near York shortly after 4.30 pm yesterday and Zef, 47, tragically died at the scene. Zef, who ran the Madmax Race Team, which attempts speed records with motorbikes and cars, broke 11 bones in his body after coming off his Mad Max Turbine motorcycle with a gas turbine engine at 230mph. When he came back to the airfield on the anniversary of the crash, and raced on a turbine motorbike powered by an engine from a helicopter, he rode at 200mph. He told The Press then: "This weekend was my first time back racing at Elvington or anywhere since last year's mega 230mph crash.

A driver who died at Elvington Airfield while attempting to set a British land speed record has been named as Zef Eisenberg. Mr Eisenberg, 47, who launched fitness food brand Maximuscle, ran the Madmax Race Team, which attempts speed records with motorbikes and cars. A self-proclaimed "speed freak", he was also involved in a 'near death' 230mph crash at the same airfield in 2016, breaking 11 bones as a result. North Yorkshire Police said on Thursday that they are investigating as they urged members of the public to stay away from the airfield at this time. Motorsport UK released a statement following the collision on Thursday which said: "Motorsport UK is deeply saddened to announce that a fatal accident occurred this afternoon at Elvington Airfield during a British land speed record attempt.

An updated statement by North Yorkshire Police says: "Shortly after 4.30pm on October 1 police were called to a serious vehicle incident at Elvington Airfield near York. A driver who died during a British land speed record attempt at an airfield in North Yorkshire has been named as millionaire fitness firm founder Zef Eisenberg. North Yorkshire Police have confirmed that Mr Eisenberg died during the attempt at Elvington Airfield near York on Thursday afternoon. Mr Eisenberg, 47, was the founder of Maximuscle and ran the Madmax Race Team, which attempts speed records with motorbikes and cars. It's reported that he had previously been involved in a "near-death" 230mph crash at the same airfield in 2016, prompting concerns he would never walk again.

Prior to that crash, in which he suffered 11 broken bones including his pelvis, Mr Eisenberg had set other speed records at the airfield. A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: "Shortly after 4.30pm on 1 October 2020 police were called to a serious vehicle incident at Elvington Airfield near York. The incident occurred during a British Land Speed record attempt and the driver, 47 year-old Zef Eisenberg tragically died at the scene. Mr Eisenberg also holds a Guinness world record for exceeding 225mph in a turbine-powered motorbike in 2015. The British land speed record for a vehicle is currently 207.6mph, set by racer Tony Densham driving a Ford-powered 'Commuter' dragster at Elvington in 1970.