MULTIPLE world record holder and speed enthusiast Zef Eisenberg has died after a crash at Elvington Airfield yesterday.
Yesterday in what was a British record attempt at the former RAF base in York, the 47-year-old Guernsey man crashed heavily and sustained fatal injuries.
A statement from four-wheeled motorsport’s governing body, Motorsport UK, reads:
Motorsport UK is deeply saddened to confirm Zef Eisenberg as the driver who lost his life in the fatal accident at Elvington Airfield yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday at Elvington Airfield, Zef was attempting to break the British Land Speed Record in a Porsche 911 Turbo S, at an event organised by Straightliners Ltd/UKTA. At 16.30, the car went out of control at high speed at the end of a run. Local police and ambulance crews attended, however the driver tragically died at the scene.
As the governing body for four-wheeled motorsport, Motorsport UK together with the event organiser and the local police, has begun a full investigation into the circumstances of the accident.
The founder of fitness firm Maximuscle and a celebrated member of the motorsport community, Eisenberg was a multi-talented bike rider and car racer who ammassed over 70 British, World, UKTA, ACU and Guinness speed records on bikes, cares and quads, including the flying mile record at Pendine Sands.
He also spearheaded the Madmax Race Team, a squad of record-hunters and speed enthusiasts which had more recently become involved at the Isle of Man TT as a sponsor of the late Daley Mathison.
In a tribute to Mathison just 12 months ago, Eisenberg even smashed an electric motorcycle world record on the same University of Nottingham-built TT Zero machine Mathison had ridden to multiple TT podiums.
UK Clubsport wishes to extend its sincere condolences to Zef’s family and friends.