Two world records were made by the Indian Army DARE DEVILS team of Corps of Signals as per stipulations of GUINNESS Book of Records, LIMCA Book of Records, ASIA Book of Records and INDIA Book of Records, at Signal Training Centre, Jabalpur.
Captain Manpreet Singh made the world record for the ‘longest continuous ride standing on the seat of a motorcycle’ for 75.2 kilometers within the duration of 2 hours 24 minutes and 12 seconds. He surpassed previous world record of 32.3 kilometers is held by Ratnesh Pandey from Indore.
“Initially, I was concentrating to complete 32 kilometers. Once the target was achieved, I was enjoying my ride and kept on listening to and humming the songs I have been listening all the way,” said Singh.
At the same time, Havildar, Sandeep Kumar achieved a world record for handle bar riding on a motorcycle by covering up a distance of 46.9 kilometers in 1 hour 27 minutes and 31 seconds.
“I kept on thinking that I have been preparing for this record for the past one year. It is difficult to ride a motorbike and balance it while sitting on its handle. Otherwise, I had covered 70 kilometers during my practice sessions. After completing 47 kilometers on a turn, I got imbalanced and touched the handle. But the aim I had decided, I worked dedicatedly on it,” said Kumar.
The Indian Army stated the final certification was anticipated and planned that it would be published in the next editions of respective books.