Arūnas Gibieža (Lithuania) has broken the longest no-hands motorcycle wheelie record, holding the position while driving for 580 m 81 cm (1,902 ft 32 in).

The 32-year-old is a professional stunt rider and motorcyclist who has travelled to 25 countries and has performed stunts in over 400 shows. 

As he recalls, Arūnas started doing stunts as a 10-year-old when his sister received a scooter but he was the one who got the most out of it.

He started performing wheelies on his own just a few weeks later!

The record attempt took place in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 3 September 2022, as part of Red Bull’s Showrun - an exhilarating event where spectators can witness unbelievable stunts involving cars and motorcycles.

Arūnas, a Red Bull-sponsored athlete, became interested in this particular record after realizing that it would be a perfect fit for the show run format.

To prepare, Arūnas had one training session where he practised the record-breaking wheelie, however, he was limited by space.

Only on the day of his official attempt was he be able to practise on the appropriate road length.

arunas performs no-hands motorcycle wheelie

This took place on a five lane road in the popular centre of Vilnius, which had been closed the evening before. A massive crowd turned out to cheer Arūnas on.

The flat stretch of land was 850 m (2,788.71 ft) long in total, with the road level being pre-approved prior to the record attempt.

The main challenge for Arūnas was maintaining the speed of 43 mph (70 km/h) throughout the whole attempt, which caused the brake to overheat.

arunas performs his no-hands motorcycle wheelie attempt

Overcoming all obstacles, Arūnas was successful on his first attempt! The record-breaking 580 m 81 cm (1,902 ft 32 in) travelled was the longest of his three attempts.

This broke the previous record of 567 m (1860.24 ft) achieved by Rohitesh Upadhyay (India) in Mehsana, Gujarat, India on 28 October 2019.

Due to the staggering distance, official adjudicator Richard Stenning oversaw the attempt by riding alongside Arūnas in a Jeep.

 arunas poses next to his gwr certificate

For Arūnas, achieving a Guinness World Records title is something he has been interested in since he was a child.

"If someone ever beats this record, I'll probably have another go at it then. Of course, there are a few tricks that are even more difficult to pull off, such as wheelieing while riding backward on [a] bike." - Arūnas Gibieža

Arūnas hasn't ruled out breaking more Guinness World Records titles in the future. He said, "dream big and it will become a reality. 580 metres is just the beginning."

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