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Kiwi daredevil channels Burt Munro in trying to go 200 miles an hour on his bike on public road near Ashburton

Legendary speedster Burt Munro knew how to go fast. The Kiwi motorcycle racer set a number of world records - one of which still stands.

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On a back country road just north of Ashburton, another racer attempted to become the fastest rider in the country which meant topping the magical 200 mile an hour mark on a public road. Source: Seven Sharp

But yesterday afternoon on a back country road just north of Ashburton, another racer attempted to become the fastest rider in the country.

To do that, Phil Garratt would have to top the magical 200miles/hour mark – or 321.8km/h - on a public road.

How did he go? Watch the Seven Sharp video above.