Last weekend, the first race of the FIM’s new e-Power electric racing series took place at Le Mans. Five bikes entered, one bike finished. One of the bikes that entered was actually a scooter and the race had to be cut from eight to six laps of the 2.65-mile circuit. A strict interpretation of the rules suggests that all but one of the bikes should have been disqualified. Compare that to the 20 entries and nine finishers at last year’s TTXGP race on the Isle of Man or the 13 bikes expected to take part in America’s first-ever all-electric motorcycle road race the TTXGP is bringing to Infineon next month. Maybe the the FIM shouldn’t have stolen electric motorcycle racing after all. An incredibly boring video of the e-Power Le Mans “action” follows.
Check out the hot scooter action at the 2:40 mark. Now that’s a race bike.