Monday, 22 July 2013

Laguna Seca Superbike Podium For Martin Cardenas

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Martin Cardenas - Suzuki GSX-R1000 - Laguna Seca
Monterey, California, (July 21, 2013) – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Martin Cardenas visited the AMA Pro Superbike podium for the eighth time this season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, this past weekend. Cardenas gave 100% and raced his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 to a well-earned third-place result at the renowned Northern California racetrack. Yoshimura Suzuki teammate Chris Clark bounced back from some recent bad luck and carded a respectable 11th-place result. Because AMA Pro Racing shared the paddock this weekend with the visiting MotoGP series, Yoshimura Suzuki had shorter practice sessions than normal and only one Superbike race instead of the usual two. Both riders made the most of their limited track time, however. For Cardenas, the weekend’s 23-lap race saw him get a good start on his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 and move into a podium position by the halfway point and hold it until the checkers.

“The Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 was working pretty good from the start,” said Cardenas. “And we improved through the weekend. But the race was very hard from the beginning. I was giving it everything I had and we wound up third and that was it. Now we’re getting ready for Miller, which has been good for me in the past. I like the track layout a lot and I’m looking forward to that race.”

Yoshimura Suzuki teammate Clark struggled a bit at the start of the race but made his way through the field as the event progressed. By the race’s end, Clark had moved up to 11th position. This solid finish marks his best result since the opening round of the season.

“It was a long weekend with MotoGP,” said Clark. “For me, the weekend started slow but got better as things went on. At the same time, we only had one race so it was tough to work through a bunch of stuff on the bike. But we’re on the right track with the Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 and I feel like I’m improving every weekend. Communication with my crew is getting better and we’re chipping away at it. I’m confident that it’ll all come together and we’ll get some good results as we go into the last few races.”

The Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team’s next event of the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike Championship series is at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, the weekend of August 2 - 4, 2013.

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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Eric Bostrom Leads US Series As Ben Turpin Falters

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Eric Bostrom won the first FIM eRoadRacing round of the US series in Laguna Seca following a shock exit by record-breaking Shane Turpin today.

Despite not finishing the race, Turpin set a new race record lap time of 1’32.581, beating Steve Rapp’s previous 1’33.194.

Eric Bostrom - Laguna Seca
Bostrom took first place during the final lap in a closely-contested race after Turpin suffered bike failure. The victory now means Bostrom leads the US series.

Kenyon Kluge came second on his Zero motorcycle followed by Jeremiah Johnson in third after Shelina Moreda and Ted Rich crashed out at the Corkscrew during lap one. Brandon Miller also crashed out during the first lap. That meant Arthur Kowitz was able to finish fourth on his stock Brammo bike following a fine race from the individual.

‘My heart sank when I saw Shane had a problem,’ said Bostrom. ‘It’s a strange feeling because you obviously want the team to do well but you still want to win too. It is a real shame to win that way but I am still happy to have won.

‘You can see from the lap times that we are going in the right direction and the technology around these bikes is continuing to develop. We were producing speeds of over 140mph on the track, which is just fantastic.’

Second-place Kluge was unaware of Moreda’s exit and admitted to thinking the Brammo rider was hot on his tails during the race. Moreda and Rich’s crash meant Kluge sat comfortably in third until Turpin was forced to retire.

‘Our goal for today was to go and do what we did in qualifying yesterday and be consistent,’ said Kluge. ‘We set up the power so we would have almost identical lap times at the end of the race as we did at the beginning.

‘I knew that a couple of people had fallen but I wasn’t sure if Shelina had fallen or not. She was one of the people I figured I would be racing with. I expected her to be there so I just raced like I had somebody chasing me and it worked.’

Third-place Johnson was certain he had finished fourth and started heading back to the paddock. He was obviously ecstatic with a spot on the podium and is already looking forward to the next round at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday 18 August.

‘We just managed the race. I didn’t ride the bike as fast as I could have because it was about making it last until the end,’ said Johnson.

‘I was hoping to come fourth and actually at the end of the race I thought I was fourth but they told me to turn around and go to the podium, so it was a big surprise for me!

‘I am looking forward to Indianapolis now. It is a fun track and being able to say you are one of the few Americans that have raced a motorbike at Indianapolis is huge.’

Images courtesy of Phil Hawkins and Alex Tang.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Martin Cardenas Claims Two Podiums For Yoshimura Suzuki

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Yoshimura Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas brings home two third-place results in AMA Pro Superbike
Martin Cardenas AMA Pro Superbike, Lexington Ohio
Lexington, Ohio (July 14, 2013) – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Martin Cardenas turned in a consistently impressive performance at this weekend’s 2013 AMA Pro Superbike Championships at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. The Colombian rider raced his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 to two podium finishes on the scenic, rolling course. In Sunday’s race, Cardenas was one of four Suzuki racers celebrating a top-10 finish in the premier class.

This weekend’s double-header saw Yoshimura Suzuki’s Cardenas turn in 100% effort throughout the event. Despite qualifying fifth, Cardenas got good starts on his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 in both 21-lap races. On Saturday, he slotted into a podium position almost immediately and ran in second place for most of the race before encountering lapped traffic on the last lap and finishing third. On Sunday, Cardenas manoeuvred through the competition to take over a podium spot halfway through the race and again brought home third.

“Overall this was a good weekend,” said Cardenas. “I’ve struggled at Mid-Ohio in the past, so I was expecting a tough weekend. So to get two podiums for the Yoshimura Suzuki team was really good and it was the best that we could do. The next few races are at tracks that I really like and where I’ve done well, so we’ll keep trying and see what happens.”

Yoshimura Suzuki teammate Chris Clark struggled this weekend but saw improvements as the racing progressed. Although he was unfamiliar with the challenging Mid-Ohio track, Clark gave it his all on Saturday before suffering some bad luck and finishing 14th. On Sunday, he got a good start and ran in the top 10 before retiring from the race early.

“The first race we had a bit of a struggle,” said Clark. “I got a bad start, I had some tire problems, and I ran off track. But you almost can’t get mad at days like that, you just have to write them off and move on to the next one. Sunday, I got a pretty decent start on the Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 and was running in 10th when I had some issues and had to pull out of the race. But now I’m looking forward to having some success as we go to the tracks that I really like. Our next race is at Laguna and that’s one of my favourite tracks so I’m excited about that race.”

The Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team’s next event of the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike Championship series is at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA, the weekend of July 19 - 21, 2013.


Check out the video for behind the scenes action of the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team, Martin Cardenas and Chris Clark at the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike Championships at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio

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Sunday, 14 July 2013

FIM eRoadRacing World Cup Valencia Race Results

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FIM eRoadRacing World Cup Valencia Race One: Zongshen Control Podium Following First Valencia Race

Zongshen dominated the first race in Valencia as they secured all three podium places in the four-lap, sprint race.

Hoi Chi Fung led from the grid without being challenged to win first place while a Oscar Pena (pictured) overtook his team mate Su Rong Zai from fourth on the grid after passing third-place Julian Miralles.

The race continued between the two DC-motored Zongshens but Pena eventually beat Rong Zai to second place by 0.3 of a second. Chi Fung won by a clear 17 seconds on his AC-motored Zongshen.

After losing his third-place position to Pena, Miralles battled with Renegade Z team mate Adrian Menchen. Two laps in his lost his position before Menchen dug dig to beat Miralles’ complete race time by four seconds.

Behind the two Renegade Z bikes was Sam West, who lost his fifth place position to Menchen early on. He held on to sixth place until the end, beating seventh-place Harald Gasse by a clear margin.

The Zongshen win means the team now lead the European FIM eRoadRacing World Cup.

The four-lap race took place under the sizzling mid-day heat. Now there will be a four-hour break before the second, eight-lap race begins.

FIM eRoadRacing World Cup Valencia Valencia Round - Race One Results:

1. Hoi Chi Fung (Zongshen)
2. Oscar Pena (Zongshen)
3. Su Rong Zai (Zongshen)
4. Adrian Menchen (Renegade Z)
5. Julian Miralles (Renegade Z)
6. Sam West (Agni Racing)
7. Harald Gasse (Renegade Z)

FIM eRoadRacing World Cup Valencia Race Two: Pena Leads European Series Following Second Valencia Race

Su Rong Zai won the eight-lap race in Valencia today while Oscar Pena finished second; meaning the Spaniard now leads the European FIM eRoadRacing World Cup.

Race-favourite Hoi Chi Fung crashed out on the third corner of the maiden lap, leaving Julian Miralles to lead the first two laps after moving up through the ranks. Rong Zai managed to pass Miralles on the third lap and Adrian Menchen (pictured) over took him during the fourth.

Meanwhile Pena was hot on their tails and soon passed the Renegade bikes during the fifth lap, which took him up to second place.

Sam West struggled with power on his Agni Racing bike and remained in fifth place following Chi Fung’s crash, while Harald Gasse failed to challenge any riders from the back of the grid.

The surprise exit of Zongshen’s AC-motored bike meant a competitive race between the remaining riders. Rong Zai pulled in a fastest lap of 2.02,148 while second-place Pena produced a best time of 2.04,278, which was slower than third-place Menchen’s best lap of 2.04,127.

‘I am really happy to be on the podium, it has been a great experience and the bike has been fantastic,’ said Menchen, ‘I am very pleased with the result. The bikes are very exciting, they have a lot of power and their balance is brilliant.’

The result means Pena now leads the European series with two second-place finishes. However, despite leading the championship, Pena was still hungry for a first-place finish.

‘I am very happy because it is a real privilege to be leading this championship,’ said Pena.

‘For the second race we decreased the power a little bit because for eight laps you need to reserve the batteries, so we reduced the power by 10 per cent.

‘But we also increased the rear transmission. However, increasing the transmission coupled with less power meant we were two or three seconds slower per lap.

‘It is frustrating because I could have fought to win the second race. When I saw Hoi crash and saw he was okay, I was thinking the race could be mine but after one lap I realised it wasn’t possible but it doesn’t matter - I am very happy anyway!’

FIM eRoadRacing World Cup Valencia Round – Race Two Results:

1. Su Rong Zai (Zongshen)
2. Oscar Pena (Zongshen)
3. Adrian Menchen (Renegade Z)
4. Julian Miralles (Renegade Z)
5. Sam West (Agni Racing)
6. Harald Gasse (Renegade Z)

DNF Hoi Chi Fung (Zongshen)

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Saturday, 13 July 2013

FIM eRoadRacing World Cup Qualifying - Valencia

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Qualifying Session One: Hoi Chi Fung secured pole position in the first qualifying session for the Valencia round of the FIM eRoadRacing World Cup with team Zongshen under the Spanish sun.

Su Rong Zai and Julian Miralles will line up second and third on the grid respectively, producing 2.03 and 2.08-second times respectively, while a 1.58-second lap time won pole for Chi Fung.

The grid for tomorrow’s four-lap, sprint race will line up as follows:

1. CHI FUNG, Hoi (01.58,219) - Zongshen
2. RONG ZAI, Su (02.03,579) - Zongshen
3. MIRALLES, Julian (02.08,177) – Renegade Z
4. PENA, Oscar (02.15,044) - Zongshen
5. WEST, Sam (02.15,265) – Agni Racing
6. MENCHEN, Adrian (02.17,434) – Renegade Z
7. GASSE, Harald (02.27,667) – Renegade Z

Qualifying Session Two: Hoi Chi Fung finished top in qualifying this afternoon during the second session at Valencia. He will now start in pole position for both of tomorrow’s separate races.

Su Rong Zai once again secured second place on the grid while the young Julian Miralles finished third, mirroring the results from the first qualifying session which took place earlier today.

The grid for tomorrow’s eight-lap race will line up as follows:

1. CHI FUNG, Hoi (01.56,505) - Zongshen
2. RONG ZAI, Su (02.02,920) - Zongshen
3. MIRALLES, Julian (02.04,301) – Renegade Z
4. MENCHEN, Adrian (02.05,890) – Renegade Z
5. WEST, Sam (02.13,387) – Agni Racing
6. PENA, Oscar (02.18,327) – Zongshen
7. GASSE, Harald DNQ (02.25,736) – Renegade Z
Unfortunately, Gasse failed to qualify due to the 20 per cent speed-variant rules set by FIM sporting regulations.

Tomorrow’s races will start at noon and 4pm, local time. The first race is a four-lap, sprint race. The second race is eight laps.

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FIM eRoadRacing World Cup - New Website Launched

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FIM President Vito Ippolito expressed his support for the FIM eRoadRacing World Cup as the race series’ new website launched today.

The Venezuelan, who has been FIM’s president since 2006, says these are ‘exciting times’ for FIM eRoadRacing and believes the new website is the perfect channel for fans to get behind the world’s first zero-carbon, clean-emission motorsport series.

The website, which is a temporary instalment while a fully-integrated site is developed, has been designed to offer fans all the latest FIM eRoadRacing news in a fun and engaging manner. You can visit the website at www.eRoadRacing.com.

FIM President Vito Ippolito said: ‘These are exciting times for FIM eRoadRacing. Electric powered motorcycles have seen huge developments over the past four years and they are here to stay. The new website has been designed with the fans in mind and it is a great way of engaging with the next generation of motorsport fans. FIM eRoadRacing offers a high-competitive racing platform for electric-vehicle technology to progress further and I am looking forward to the first race at Valencia on Sunday 14 July.’

The FIM eRoadRacing World Cup begins this weekend when Circuit Valencia hosts the first two races of the European Championship. After this weekend’s race, FIM eRoadRacing will head to Laguna Seca on Sunday 21 July to begin the US Championship.

Teams across the globe will compete in both Europe and US for a place in the FIM eRoadRacing World Cup Final, which will take place in November.

The European Championship will consist of four races in three historic race venues – Valencia, Oschersleben and Le Mans. The same will happen across the Atlantic, with Laguna Seca and Indianapolis both hosting races before Miller Motorsports Park holds two races to complete the US Championship.

The FIM eRoadRacing series provides an exciting opportunity for leading global innovators of racing and clean-emission technologies to show the world that being green does not mean being slow.

The FIM eRoadRacing series allows teams to showcase ground-breaking technology across three continents. Teams consistently push the boundaries of electric vehicles through a highly-competitive racing platform.

The technology developed through FIM eRoadRacing is at the forefront of technological breakthroughs within the electric-vehicle industry.

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Friday, 12 July 2013

First FIM eRoadRacing Practice Flies By Despite Spanish Heat

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The first practice of the FIM eRoadRacing season kicked off under the sweltering Spanish sun this afternoon.

Zongshen, Agni Racing and Renegade Z pulled in an average of 11 laps per rider as the practice session went without a hitch. Zongshen produced the fastest laps during practice, with Agni Racing and Renegade Z hot on their heels.

Sam West was racing electric for the first time. Riding for Agni Racing in Valencia, West normally plies his trade in BSB Stock 1000 but was pleased with his first outing on an electric vehicle.

‘Practice went really well,’ said West. ‘We had a bit of an issue with the amount of power the bike was giving at the start but we made a couple of changes, went back out and I started to get the hang of running without any gears and without an engine!

‘The bike is fantastic. It is great to hear it running without any noise and to get such a pure riding experience. You can really hear what the tyres are doing, what the chassis is doing and you get lots of feedback from the breaks, which you wouldn’t normally get.

‘It was a bit unusual to have no engine breaking. There was a bit of locking up and a bit of backing it into the turns while I got used to that but it was a fantastic experience. We are making a few changes to the suspension for tomorrow to get it how I like it. We are also going to ramp up the power and hopefully go a bit quicker,’ added West.

Despite high temperatures, each of the bikes performed under the sizzling sun. Zongshen’s team manager Daniel Chung was also happy with his machines during practice but is looking to improve their performance for tomorrow.

‘Practice went okay but the temperature on the machine is a little high,’ explained Chung. ‘We will try and get more wind into the system to help it cool down.

‘This year we increased the batteries’ capacity and the AC motor is reacting really well, so we are happy about that. We should be okay for qualifying; we just want to see what speed we can get with the new batteries now.’

Tomorrow’s first qualifying session starts at 11.30am local time. The second qualifying session will then get underway at 4pm.

This weekend will see teams compete in two separate races at the Valencia circuit. The first will be a sprint race – a four-lap race which starts at noon on Sunday. Each team then gets four hours to recharge their bikes before the second, eight-lap race begins at 4pm.

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Thursday, 4 July 2013

Pikes Peak Hit By History Making Solar Lightning Strike

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San Carlos, California, July 02, 2013. Lightning Motorcycles Makes History, Dominates Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. For the first time ever, an electric SuperBike made history by claiming top spot among all motorcycles.


Carlin Dunne Lightning Motorcycles - Photo:  Jensen Beeler
For the first time at a major motorsports event, an electric motorcycle beat all gas-powered competitors at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climbing Colorado Springs, Colo. June 30. San Carlos, Calif.-based Lightning Motorcycles, the leading pioneer in electric motorcycles, not only finished first in the Exhibition Powersports division, but also claimed King of the Mountain, besting the 82 other motorcycle teams entered in the legendary race. Adding to the achievement, the Lightning SuperBike was powered by solar energy.
The Lightning SuperBike—under rider Carlin Dunne, now three-time consecutive overall motorcycle champion and King Of The Mountain, who set the new all time record for qualifying time on Friday (June 28)—posted a time just over 10 minutes (10:00.694) with horrific track conditions as the first 3 or five riders crashed out. But with a little help from the Pirelli Superbike Slicks, and a little extra care from Carlin, the bike still crossed the finish line more than 20 seconds faster than it's next competitor, Bruno Langois' and his Ducati 1200 Multistrada.

The challenging 12.42-mile, fully-paved course includes 156 turns ending at the 14,110-foot summit of Pikes Peak. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second-oldest race in America, behind the Indianapolis 500.

“This accomplishment is a big step forward for Lightning, and we believe this is a giant leap forward for public acceptance of clean, renewable energy-based transportation", said Lighting founder Richard Hatfield.

Pikes Peak Celebrations - Photo:  Nancie Brown
The Lightning SuperBike, the world’s fastest production motorcycle, was powered with solar energy provided by Rocklin, California based SMA America, which manufactures solar inverters. This energy, channelled through a mobile charging station, fueled the motorcycle’s onboard battery pack, providing the vehicle with enough power to win the race and beat the previous electric motorcycle record.

“The merger of solar power and electric vehicles is exciting to witness and we are thrilled with the success of the impressive SuperBike,” said Henry Dziuba, president and general manager of SMA America. “The win at Pikes Peak shows that superior, world-class performance can be achieved today with clean technologies.”

Last year, the Lightning SuperBike set land speed records for electric motorcycles at El Mirage Lake bed in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino, California and at the Bonneville Speedway near Wendover, Utah.

The Lightning team was also paid a visit the entire week by Academy Award nominated director Dana Brown, and Red Bull Media & Freeride Entertainment, for the shooting of the remake of the legendary motorcycle film, "On Any Sunday". Keep any eye out for it's theater release in the next year.

Lightning Motorcycle has been involved in researching and manufacturing electric two wheeled transportations (E2W). Lightning builds the fastest production motorcycle in the world, won many road racing competitions and set several world speed records. Lightning’s solutions have been used in various applications, from fuel cell hybrid electric buses, hybrid cars, electric motorcycle, electric ATV, electric yard trucks for ferrying shipping containers, professional ocean racing sailboat and many other areas. Our mission is to build 2 wheel electric transportation (E2W) that has superior efficiency, performance, and affordability than current gasoline alternatives.

The SMA Group generated sales of €1.5 billion in 2012 and is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants and, as an energy management group, offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented internationally in 21 countries.

The Group employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. SMA’s broad product portfolio includes a compatible inverter for every type of module on the market and for all plant sizes. The product range includes both inverters for photovoltaic plants connected to the grid as well as inverters for off-grid systems. SMA is therefore able to provide ideal technical inverter solutions for all plant sizes and types.

Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and also in the TecDAX index. In recent years, SMA has received numerous awards for excellence as an employer and achieved first place in the nationwide “Great Place to Work®” competition in 2011 and 2012.

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Monday, 1 July 2013

FIM eRoadRacing @ Mazda Raceway Laguguna Seca July 21st

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The ground-breaking FIM eRoadRacing World Cup will launch its U.S. series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday, July 21 as part of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix race weekend.

The next generation of motorsport will see electrically-powered motorcycles from Europe and the U.S. compete for a place in the FIM eRoadRacing World Final in Asia.

FIM eRoadRacing is the world’s premier electric motorsport series officially sanctioned by the FIM, the worldwide governing body of motorcycle racing, and includes races across three continents.

Gill Campbell, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO and general manager, said: ‘We have a lot of history here at Mazda Raceway but are always looking towards the future and we are delighted to host the first FIM eRoadRacing World Cup competition in the U.S. It’s a privilege for us to hold this revolutionary form of motorsport and become part of its history. We’re really looking forward to seeing these bikes perform.’

U.S. teams racing at Mazda Raceway include Lightning Motorcycles, Team Icon Brammo and Zero Motorcycles.

Lightning is no stranger to speed. They hold the land speed record for fastest production electric motorcycle in the world with a 215 mph record and a fast run of 218 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Lightning Motorcycles are currently competing in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. During the first weekend’s practice, Lightning produced the fastest times on their solar-powered motorcycle, beating the long-dominant gas bikes.


Lightning Motorcycles
Brammo produce the award-winning Empulse R bike while Zero supplies both the Los Angeles Police Department and the Hong Kong government with electric motorcycles.
Brammo have been racing electric motorcycles since 2009. They are committed to pushing the boundaries of electric motorcycle technology under the most extreme racing conditions and have also provided bikes for both the Ashford Police Force and Hong Kong government.

Tickets for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, which includes the FIM eRoadRacing World Cup, start at $25 and there is a three-day pass available for $75. General admission is free for children 12 and under with a paying adult. There are a small amount of paddock passes for $50 and hospitality packages range from $365 to $775. To purchase tickets visit www.MazdaRaceway.com.

Lightning Motorcycles
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts five world-class race weekends each season. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is an 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course in California’s beautiful central coast. While the track is a favourite of racers and fans worldwide, many focus on one specific section, Turns 8 and 8A, commonly known as the Corkscrew.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is a not-for-profit organization run by the Sports Car Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP). Each year SCRAMP donates approximately $400,000 to charities and groups in the area.

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TTXGP FIM Launch New eRoadRacing World Cup Logo

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TTXGP are delighted to announce a new logo for the FIM eRoadRacing World Cup ahead of the season’s first race in Valencia on Sunday 14 July.

The logo has been designed to showcase FIM eRoadRacing’s clean credentials with a wheel-shaped ‘e’ set at the front of the competition’s name. The clean-emission, zero-carbon, road-racing series required a logo for the future.

TTXGP eRoadRacing FIM World Cup
Azhar Hussain MBE, founder and CEO of eRoadRacing, said: ‘We are pushing the boundaries of motorsport on a daily basis, whether it is teams developing technologies of the future or riders putting that technology in front of the fans. We wanted a logo to match the ground-breaking work we are doing. This logo does exactly that and we hope the fans are proud of the branding because they will make FIM eRoadRacing the future of motorsport.’

The logo has been created by The Works Limited. Based in Leeds, The Works have created logos and branding for organisations including Fifa, Honda, NBA, Uefa and Warner Bros.

FIM eRoadRacing is the evolution of TTXGP and FIM E-Power. It is officially sanctioned by the global governing body and combines races across three continents.

TTXGP are the official promoters of the FIM eRoadRacing World Cup, which will see teams racing in the US and Europe compete separately for a place in the World Final. From 2014 FIM eRoadRacing will follow MotoGP’s format through a World Championship, with every team competing in each continent for a chance to be crowned champions.

FIM eRoadRacing teams are consistently pushing the boundaries of electric vehicles and are instrumental in the development of this technology. Teams from across the globe will compete in the inaugural FIM eRoadRacing season, including entries from US, Canada, China, Germany, UK, Netherlands, France, Spain and India.

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