Video: Loic Bruni’s Night Chase

French MTB downhill racer takes on LED-equipped drone

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Loic Bruni’s Night Chase

Loïc Bruni is fast building a reputation as one of the most fearless downhill mountain bikers on the planet, which he has added to with his latest video project, Night Chase.

The Frenchman followed his famous father Jean-Pierre into the sport and became 2012 World Junior Champion, his elite gold at the 2015 UCI World Championships in Andorra the height of his success so far.

With the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season now underway, the crowd favorite has released a new film made by director Hadrien Picard on his Mandelieu home track. Press play to see the action.

Why try something new and daring in the daytime light when you can race an LED-equipped drone down the track under a full moon? Starting at 3 a.m. over the course of three nights, the 23-year-old punctuated the silence with a daredevil chase filmed by another camera drone behind. Picard and his crew had to create the drone lighting from scratch for this unique project that cast huge tree shadows on the track.

Loic Bruni’s Night Chase

Locals might have been forgiven for thinking that aliens had finally landed in the south of France, but it was just Bruni pushing the limits on two different tracks with just 40 feet of visibility in front of him. “It was a little bit dangerous sometimes,” Bruni revealed. “It is really hard nowadays to innovate when you do videos.”

Loic Bruni’s Night Chase

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