28th October 1998
KEITH FLINT swopped rave tracks for race tracks when he took part in his first motorbike rave - and nearly won!
The Prodigy star lived up to his wildman image, reaching speeds of 160mph on his 1,000cc Ducati superbike at Leicester's Mallory Park on Sunday.
Spiky-haired Keith, who entered under the name John Ketley, put in an incredible performance, finishing an impressive THIRD out of 31. Ducati's Reve Red Bull racing team - who lent the Firestarter star their support - reckon he is good enough to turn professional.
Meeting secretary Brenda Scivyer said: "Keith did absolutely brilliantly. To come third against all those other riders is a great achievement for his first time out.
"He rode like a real professional. He was dead cool and didn't want anyone to know he was famous. To be honest, I didn't have a clue who he was!"