On August 21, 2016, Egbert Van Popta, from the Netherlands, stunned the crowd with a run at 214.669mph, becoming the 2016 Motorcycle Wheelie World Champion, but just dropped the front wheel down between the timing beams for a fail; surpassing 210 mph was a distinct possibility. Sure enough Egbert didn't disappoint with 213.309mph to set a new motorcycle wheelie world record. A huge cheer went up from the crowd and Egbert was congratulated on his return to the pits by 2015 winner Gary Rothwell from Liverpool. Gary was indeed second quickest on 206.049mph, just shy of his 200.8mph record. Third in the competition, from Minneapolis USA, was Cecil "Bubba" Myers on his third visit to the event. He astonished everyone with a stunning new personal best of 197mph, beating his previous year's 134.4mph. There were 15 competitors successfully completing a kilometer wheelie.