Project Bonneville

Swissperformance and Castrol Power 1 go for the World Record!

Markus Saegesser & Ruedi Steck

In summer 2006, Ruedi Steck organised the preview of the film “THE WORLD’S FASTEST INDIAN”, with Anthony Hopkins in the leading role.
The film tells the story of the legendary motorcyclist Burt Munro (1899-1978). He had to wait until he was over 60 years old before fulfilling his greatest wish – to take part in the Speedweeks. On the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, he still holds a world record today!

In 1967 he achieved a speed of 295.44 km/h on the INDIAN from 1920 with a 950cc engine.

Inspired by the film and their own great sense of connection and experience in matters of speed, tuning and customising, Ruedi Steck and Markus Saegesser have founded the “Swissperformance goes for the World Record!” association. With a team – and Castrol Power 1 as the main sponsor – they will travel to Bonneville in September 2007 and aim to break 4 world records on the great salt lake!

Swiss Television SF is accompanying the whole project and producing a film about it for the DOK programme (52’).

current FIM world records (non-streamlined, for partly streamlined there are no world records in this class yet):

Diese zwei Weltrekorde gilt es zu schlagen!

This requires an international racing licence from the world association (FIM)

as well as clearance by the Swiss national association (FMS)


Article Kieser Training / Reflex 45 England

September 2012, Interview with Markus Saegesser for Kieser Training, Reflex 45

cash TV Documentation from the SF archive!

a thrilling documentation about Markus Saegesser and his 2011 Bonneville adventure!

Article in Tages-Anzeiger, Zürcher Unterländer, Bülacher Tagblatt

The follwing article was published between September 3-5, 2011

BLICK Article

BLICK article from August 26, 2011


the following double page was published on August 25, 2011

Article Moto Sport Schweiz, August 2, 2011

At the airport Buochs we went ​​quite comfortably, but in a few weeks it will be serious for the team Markus Saegesser / CCCP on the Bonneville Flats: They want the V2-speed world record!

Double page in MOTO SPORT SCHWEIZ 10/11

Naked to the world record: How Markus Saegesser will drive 201 mph without covering. Article by Daniel Riesen, May 12, 2011

Castrol advertisements with Markus

These adds are worldwide published by Castrol


Thrilling Speeches

Contact us: we will arrange a high professional speech for your next customer or staff event. All around the thrilling background of Markus Saegesser's Bonneville adventure!

DOK film «Der Traum vom Weltrekord» 3sat, August 21, 2011

After SF1 and ZDF, also 3sat shows again the exciting documentation of the Bonneville world record adventure from 2007!

Podium with Gary Hannam and Markus

Gary is the producer of the Hollywoodmovie "The World's Fastest Indian" with Anthony Hopkins

Markus was honored from the city of Kloten!

On 30.1.2009, the athletes where honored in the town of Kloten at the Kolping Arena. The award ceremony took place on the ice.

Markus was in TV at 'Aeschbacher' Late Nighttalk on SF1, 29.1.2009!

The theme of the show was 'extreme' and Markus was the main guest.

4 World- and 4 American Records!

achieved by Markus Saegesser, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA 20.10.07: American Records are official! 26.10.07: World Records are official!