Biker killed in land speed record attempt was millionaire businessman

A biker who died whereas trying a British land pace document at an airfield has been named as millionaire businessman Zef Eisenberg.

The 47-year-old, who based the health agency Maximuscle, was concerned in a severe crash at Elvington close to York at round 4.30pm on Thursday and died on the scene.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman mentioned: “The incident occurred throughout a British Land Velocity document try and the motive force, 47 year-old Zef Eisenberg tragically died on the scene.

“Officers attended with the ambulance service and an investigation is ongoing.

“Please respect the household’s privateness at the moment.”

A Motorsport UK spokesman mentioned: “Our ideas are with the motive force’s household, who’ve been knowledgeable, the organisers of the occasion, and different members of the motorsport group current.”

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Zef Eisenberg, previous to being airlifted to hospital, in 2016 (Danny Lawson/PA)

He was airfifted to hospital in 2016 from Elvington when he crashed whereas using a gasoline turbine engine motorcycle.

On the identical airfield in September 2019 Eisenberg broke the world’s quickest time for an unfaired electrical motorcycle and devoted the achievement to a teammate who died on the Isle of Man TT races.

He celebrated after breaking the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) document for a flying kilometre on the bike his good friend and colleague Daley Mathison was resulting from journey within the Isle of Man TT Zero race earlier that yr.

Eisenberg instructed the PA information company on the time how he carried a photograph of his good friend in his leathers and in addition wore Mathison’s knee slides.

Eisenberg, who held greater than 50 world information on bikes and in automobiles, mentioned: “I made a promise to him, and to his spouse Natalie, that I’d take the bike to world glory.

“He was with me on each journey.

“All of us felt he was there with us.

“He’s hopefully smiling down now from heaven.”

Elvington Airfield was the scene of a crash involving former Prime Gear presenter Richard Hammond in 2006.

The 50-year-old was left in a coma for 2 weeks and with mind accidents after crashing a jet-powered automotive.

The privately-owned venue, which is an lively airfield, can also be a facility for driving, driver coaching, filming and different testing functions for skilled organisations.