The Army Supply Corps (ASC) Motorcycle Display Team ‘Tornadoes’ of the Indian Army has set a world record for the longest ride through fire tunnel in Bengaluru on Tuesday. The rider Captain Shivam Singh rode 127 metres through a tunnel of fire at the ASC grounds in Bengaluru to set the record.
Singh suffered minor burn injuries while attempting the record. The bike he was riding was completely destroyed.
Immediately after the attempt, Singh was rushed to the hospital in an army ambulance.
The earlier record for the longest ride through a tunnel of fire was set by Enrico Schoeman and André de Kock, both of South Africa, in Parys in 2014.
The Tornadoes team holds several world and national records.
In 2017, the ASC created a new world record when 58 men mounted a single 500 cc Royal Enfield motorcycle for a distance of 1200 meters as part of a display at the Air Force Station Yelahanka. The team was led by Major Bunny Sharma and the motorcycle was steered by Subedar Rampal Yadav. The earlier record was held by Army Signal Corps of the Indian Army with 56 men on a single motorcycle.
The Tornadoes team was formed under the aegis of Colonel C N Rao and Captain J P Verma in 1982. The team’s name has been synonymous with the daring and record-breaking stunts they perform.
The team created a buzz at its first appearance at the IX Asiad in 1982 at Delhi.
The Tornadoes has performed more than 1,000 display shows in and outside India.