Superbike star undertakes stunt driver… as he corners an Alfa Romeo on TWO WHEELS

February 1, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

This is the heart-stopping moment a superbike star literally undertakes the driver of an Alfa Romeo – as he corners on two wheels.

Stunt driver Paul Swift, 33, accelerated his Alfa MiTo down the slippery Silverstone circuit before driving up one side of a ramp.

This transferred the hot hatch onto two wheels with skillful Swift managing to maintain control of his vehicle.

Stunt driver Paul Swift, 33,  corners the Alfa Romeo as superbike star Chris Walker, 40, rides under him

Stunt driver Paul Swift, 33, corners the Alfa Romeo as superbike star Chris Walker, 40, rides under him

As he approaches a corner of the famous racetrack, superbike star Chris Walker, 40, appears on the back of his Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle.

The two daredevils then take the sweeping bend – known as Brooklands – with Walker’s arm inches away from the four-foot high wheel of the Italian car.

For a brief moment the bike is beneath the MiTo’s chassis as Walker undertakes Swift before accelerating through the bend – with the Alfa driver unaware of the biker’s position.

Chris passes the car smoothly on the back of his Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle

Chris passes the car smoothly on the back of his Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle

Swift – son of legendary stuntman Russ Swift – successfully exits the bend before landing the Alfa safely back on two wheels.

The dramatic stunt was organised by Alfa Romeo to show off its limited edition MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde SBK.

Speaking afterwards, Swift said: “The weather wasn’t great but we went with it. Driving on two wheels is harder in slippery conditions and I was blind for it.

The two men shake hands after the stunt at Silverstone

The two men shake hands after the stunt at Silverstone

“I could barely see the apex as I went into the corner and couldn’t see Chris so he had to see how close he was to me.

“If the bike gave way then there was a chance I could have fallen on top of him in the car so I just had to hope he’d pop out in front of me.”

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