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Inside The First Ever Electrical Bike Podium End At Circuit Of The Americas

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Historical past was made in early September as Stefano Mesa and Tytlers Cycle Racing took second within the Tremendous Hooligan race at Circuit of the Americas (CotA), placing a totally battery-electric bike on the rostrum for the primary time in historical past.

Mesa has been hovering across the podium all season, placing in constantly stable performances to take a seat in about fifth or sixth place all through the top of the season, however at CotA, he battled a discipline of ICE autos in 102F (39C) diploma warmth on an extended observe (3.426 miles) with 20 corners, and put in a second place end on the Energica Eva Ribelle RS.

“Stefano bought off to an incredible begin into second after which third place, after which held his personal till a crimson flag compelled him again to the pits; he did even higher as quickly because the motion resumed, staying in podium rivalry,” Energica mentioned in a press launch.

They made the manager choice to not do a second qualifying spherical, in an effort to protect the battery for the afternoon’s race. Mesa had dealt with the observe nicely within the first qualifying spherical, and the workforce felt no must make him do it once more in that warmth.


That is my favourite clip of the race (on the 26:52 mark), one capturing a fierce forwards and backwards between Mesa on the Energica Eva Ribelle in opposition to Corey West on a Harley:

As an Energica rider, I can solely echo a few of the pleasure within the announcer’s voices as they get stoked attempting to explain the superior torque of the Energica blowing previous the Harley on the straightaway. I’m at the moment driving the Energica Esse Esse 9, a cruiser with an extremely fashionable, traditional design. It 100% rocks, and I get stopped not less than as soon as each time I take it out (all the time by males, damnit…haha) about any variety of issues. It’s a head-turner and I completely find it irresistible, and couldn’t suggest it extra extremely.


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