Motorbiking on ice in Krasnogorsk in the Moscow region


The history of ice racing began in the first half of the 20th century in northern Europe. At the time, aspiring athletes organised amateur competitions at natural water reserves. Nowadays ice racing is one of the most entertaining sports.

The history of ice racing began in the first half of the 20th century in northern Europe. At the time, aspiring athletes organised amateur competitions at natural water reserves. Nowadays ice racing is one of the most entertaining sports. Riders speed up from zero to 100 kilometres on their motorcycles in only three seconds and turn sharp corners at almost that same high speed. 28-millimetre spikes help riders keep control on the ice. Host Igor Maximenko learned about the specifics of winter ice racing at the premiere of the Ice Racing Individual World Championship in Krasnogorsk.