BEIJING (Web Desk) – A motorcyclist who reached the speed of 237km/h (147mph) on Beijing’s ring road has been detained by Chinese police for dangerous driving.

The man – identified as a 30-year-old surnamed Pang – was held in the southern Guangxi region and brought back to the capital, the state news agency Xinhua said.

Pang made a 37.5km lap around Beijing in 13min and 43 sec, driving three times faster than the official limit.

A video of his feat in August soon became an internet sensation in China.

In April, two men crashed a Ferrari and a Lamborghini as they staged what reports said was a “real-life Fast and Furious” race in the capital, referring to the film franchise.

The drivers were later sentenced to five and four months in jail.