M1GP to Offer 1st Electric Motorcycle Club Racing Class

M1GP in action

M1GP in action (photo by Ara Ashjian)

2013 M1GP Racing

M1GP Racing, known for mini-class road racing in the United States, has teamed up with Hollywood Electrics to offer the first-ever electric motorcycle club racing series – The Hollywood Electrics E-Bike Racing Class.

To help kick off the debut 2013 series, Hollywood Electrics, which is Zero Motorcycles’ top dealer, is offering a special racing package to customers who purchase a new bike from the dealer. As for contingency, Hollywood Electrics will offer it in the form of shop certificates.

M1GP says the first contingency round of the new E-Bike class will be held with M1GP in March at Horse Thief Mile.

Harlan Flagg (Owner, Hollywood Electrics, Zero Motorcycles’ top Dealer) says: “Hollywood Electrics is excited to partner with M1GP to establish an accessible outlet for electric motorcycle owners who are interested in road racing.

“Production electric motorcycles have reached a performance level similar to that of the smaller displacement bikes the riders of M1GP have always relied on.  By introducing an electric motorcycle class, electric riders can have confidence knowing that there is a safe and welcoming venue for aspiring racers.  It is our belief that having more bikes on the track, whether gas or electric, will benefit the sport and continue to breed safer and confident riders.”

Young Lee (Owner, M1GP) says: “I think electric bikes are attractive to a group of riders which may not have considered racing conventional race bikes for a variety of reasons, but can appreciate competitive and spirited riding & racing. We’re excited about electric bike racers to come mix it up and being part of the M1GP community.

“I got to ride an electric bike during the time trials at the kart track with Brandon Miller and there was some concern that the size of the bike on the tight kart track wouldn’t be much fun, but it was a blast!  With some of the other circuits we’re racing (Streets of Willow and Horse Thief Mile), the 2013 M1GP season is going to make for a wide variety of courses & some great racing”, said Young Lee, owner of M1GP. I’m thrilled that Harlan and Hollywood Electrics are joining the M1GP season and racing community”

For additional information about the Hollywood Electrics E-Class, other classes, schedules and fees, visit m1-grandprix.com. For more information about Hollywood Electrics and their line of electric motorcycles, please visit hollywoodelectrics.com.

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