http://www.sundaytimes.news.com.au/printpage/0,5942,17226280,00.html Police zero in on 243km/h madman By TREVOR PADDENBURG 13nov05 POLICE are closing in on a biker dubbed the motorcycle madman – clocked at 243km/h on a Perth road. Dozens of outraged motorists contacted The Sunday Times after a Multanova photo of the speeding lunatic was published on last week's front page. Some had information on the mystery biker's identity, which was passed on to police. He was clocked at a staggering 243km/h in a 90km/h zone on Reid Highway at 7.15am last month. Police confirmed yesterday they had identified three "persons of interest" that they expected to interview this week. Reckless-driving charges are likely to be laid. The offence includes a minimum six-month loss of licence and a fine to be decided by a magistrate. Insp Neil Royle said police were determined to track down the offender and information from the public had been vital to the investigation. WA Road Safety Council chairman Grant Dorrington used a national summit in Perth this week to praise The Sunday Times and members of the public who gave information. He said anyone who put lives at risk by exceeding such speeds should be barred from WA roads. "People who travel at these speeds are a menace to the safety of everyone. They need to be found and taken off the road," Mr Dorrington said. "If he hits my family or yours, that's their lives gone." Police initially thought the same motorcyclist was caught on Reid Highway two hours later, this time doing 219km/h, but they now believe it was a second biker. The cases prompted outrage after revelations neither could be fined because motorcycles do not have front numberplates and the riders cannot be identified. The RAC said the introduction of front numberplates was not "rocket science" and it accused the State Government of dragging its heels after years of considering the issue. But Police Minister Michelle Roberts said she was waiting on the results of a Victorian trial testing stick-on plates that could be used on a variety of bikes.