At a press conference held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, National Grand Prix Holdings, LLC announced Robbie Knievel will perform a record motorcycle jump attempt on July 21, 2002, prior to the American Le Mans race on Sunday. The National Grand Prix also introduced Supermodel Kim Alexis as the first celebrity scheduled to take part in the July 20, 2002 celebrity match race.
Other celebrities announced today who are scheduled to drive in the race include: William Shatner, "Star Trek;" Timothy Dalton, "The Living Daylights;" and Melissa Joan Hart, "Sabrina: The Teenaged Witch." The celebrity race will feature a match-racing format in which each celebrity will be paired with a professional driver. The celebrity and the professional will each drive one lap the best-combined team time will be the winner.
The jump will be his first record-breaking attempt since the summer of 2000. "I¹m very excited for this chance to jump in our nation¹s capital this will be the first chance I¹ve had to jump in Washington, D.C.," said Robbie Knievel. "The National Grand Prix is an ideal, high adrenaline event perfect to make a record-breaking motorcycle jump."
"I'm extremely pleased to be invited to this race and to be in D.C. this summer for such an exciting, international event. Warning to other drivers: I've got lots of experience racing and plan to win this one!" said Kim