This is the amazing moment a stunt biker performs a somersault while jumping over a traditional Alpine oompah band in front of Austria’s world-famous Schoenbrunn Palace.
Edgar Torronterras jumped 65 feet (19.8 metres) over the band at Schoenbrunn Palace, the most popular tourist attraction in the capital city of Vienna.
Video Credit: CEN/Masters of Dirt
The stunt, performed outside of the Gloriette hilltop pavilion which overlooks the former Habsburg royal palace and its landscaped gardens, was staged to promote the ‘Masters of Dirt’ motorbike show.
It was filmed by an onlooker as Torronterras performed his spectacular jump between two ramps and over the 20-strong band from the Lower Austrian town of Wuermla.
He also filmed himself – using a GoPro helmet camera – repeating the jump but this time swinging his body up into the air, while holding on to the bike only with his hands, before landing it perfectly.
The stunt rider, who was on a 100-kilogramme (220-lb) Yahama bike, completed variations of the stunt an incredible 20 times.
Organiser Georg Fechter said: “I am very happy that we have managed to realise such a big stunt in such a wonderful location as the Gloriette.”
The Masters of Dirt event, billed as the world’s wildest freestyle motocross show, is on tour in Austria from March 2. It opens in Klagenfurt before moving on to Graz, Vienna, Linz, Salzburg and Innsbruck.