Laguna Seca: Gobert to Race FIM e-Power

Zero Racing

The FIM e-Power race will take place at the Red Bull 2010 MotoGP. The race will see 15 electric motorcycle teams from around the world compete on the demanding circuit at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on July 25th 2010.

Below is the official motorcycle racing entry list from the FIM.

Laguna Seca (USA) Riders Teams Nations Motorcycles
3 – CZYSZ Michael MotoCzysz USA MotoCzysz E1pc
8 – SCHLESS Ely Pro Moto Racing USA Proto Moto
17 – AMENDT Christian GER Honda
18 – REM Zoe Pril Motors USA Kawasaki ZX600e
19 – GOBERT Aaron Brammo Racing AUST Brammo Empulse
22 – DE RIDDER Thijs Crystalite Racing BEL DR Motors
38 – BETTI Luciano Betti Moto ITA Betti Moto Torpedine
49 – HIMMELMANN Matthias Münch Racing Team GER Münch Team
89 – CHIP Yates SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing USA SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing
96 – KLUGE Kenyon K Squared Racing USA Zero S
115 – BETTI Thomas Betti Moto Italy Betti Moto Torpedine Evo

Aaron Gobert will be riding the new 2011Brammo Empulse RR race bike in the forthcoming FIM e-Power race. The Empulse RR is a purpose built, race ready, version of the recently announced Brammo Empulse, featuring Brammo Power and Brammo Digital Powertain technology and will be revealed at the Red Bull 2010 MotoGP, Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca.

Brammo continues to use its race program to develop forward-looking vehicles that ultimately make their way into commercial production.

Aaron Gobert says: "I had the opportunity to test with Brammo in 2009 and really enjoyed my time on the TTR race bike. Motorcycle racing is my passion and here’s an opportunity to experience a new chapter in bike racing and participate at the ground level in a branch of the sport that is almost certainly going to have an increasing impact on motorcycle racing in the future."

Green racing. As part of its commitment to sustainability Brammo has officially offset the entire carbon load that will be generated when it attends the Red Bull Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca later this month.

This has been achieved by working with CarbonFund.Org to calculate Brammo’s total CO2 emissions in all aspects of its race program; from vehicle and airplane mileage, to electricity generation for the race bike, even taking into account accommodation and meals.

CarbonFund.Org was then able to translate this information into a dollar amount and appropriately funnel this money into a carbon-offset project based around sustainable forestation in America.

As one of the leading electric motorcycle technology companies, it is clearly very important to Brammo that sustainable values should not be left behind once they leave their facility in Ashland and this initiative helps ensures.