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Owner of Electric Motorcycles Race Passes

Special Notice from TTXGP

Matthew Dieckmann, founder and owner of Electric Motorcycles Race team tragically died on Tuesday, Aug. 30, following a road traffic accident in his home town of Santa Rosa, Calif.

Dieckmann was talented designer, ambitious and passionate about racing and developing technology that would change the world. He always believed in better.

At the age of 29, he followed his passions and started Electric Race Bikes, a high-performance electric motorcycle parts retailer located in Northern California and a US distributor for Agni Motors.

Not only does he go down in history, taking part in the first ever North American TTXGP zero carbon championship, he did it with style.

Achieving a podium in his first ever outing in what is regarded as one of the most thrilling races of the series so far at Infineon Raceway, his home track. He had qualified for the TTXGP World Championship Final with his stoic rider, Mike Hannas.

Dieckmann demonstrated a quiet determination to get the job done and without complaint, rolled with the challenges. Most memorably, in Mosport, it was his drive to be part of it that delivered an incredible feat of perseverance in obtaining a specialised replacement controller for a Sunday morning race that had only failed Saturday evening. It was like being on the A-Team. It just came together beautifully.

He saved Team Werkstatt from a DNS at Elkhart with a miracle salvage of a key part; and there were others. We weren’t the only ones grateful for his presence.

But then being around Matt, you could always be assured of an adventure that would sound totally implausible from anyone except him. He could describe a stormy hurricane with the gentleness of a summer breeze. He was a force of change and represented the very best of the TTXGP esprit de corps.

Dieckmann was a truly inspiring figure and popular in the paddock and with so much promise. Always offering support or a friendly hand, Matt touched all who met him with an infectious laugh and a glowing smile.

He will be sorely missed and our hearts and condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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