Freddy Peters, freestyle motocross rider from Berlin, astonished his Istanbul audience by making a 21-meter jump from ship to ship on 25 May Wednesday, setting record on Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait. The event was sponsored by an energy drink producer and was held for the first time in the Bosporus Strait which divides continental Asia from continental Europe.
Freddy Peters, who has been riding bikes since 3 years old, warmed up by making three preliminary jumps, and then for the record-setting attempt he made the jump between two ships anchored off the Sarayburnu shore where the home of Ottoman Sultans, Topkapı Palace, is located.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Peters said he made several jumps in different countries such as Brazil, Israel, Russia, Namibia and South Africa and was very happy to perform the jump in Bosphorus which has been a waterway of the highest importance since ancient times. He said “Istanbul is a unique city for me. There are many beautiful places where I can perform, such as the Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace. I was impressed with the Basilica Cistern and I would very much like to make a similar jump there,” He also stated that riding motorbike in Istanbul’s “crazy” traffic is “a peculiar experience.”
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