In only its second race appearance, the Brough Superior Taylor Made Racing Moto2 bike competed in the WERA F1 and B Superbike events on April 27th at the Autoclub Speedway in Fontana, California, run in conjunction with the first round of the GEICO Superbike Shootout, presented by Yamaha.
During the F1 race, rider Shawn Higbee moved up to as high as 2nd place from a 5th row start on the Brough Superior TMRGP2 bike. The TMRGP2’s lightweight all carbon fiber chassis and 600cc Honda powerplant demonstrated impressive cornering speed on the tight infield sections but could not match the top speed of the heavily modified 1000cc F1 bikes on the long straights. On the last lap Higbee was shuffled back to 4th place at the finish line.
In the B Superbike race Higbee was able to move through the field quickly and lead the race. Development Rider/Racer Shawn Higbee commented, “It was a solid run for the TMRGP2 bike. I put my head down to explore the limits of the bike by pushing a little harder each lap.” At the end of the race Higbee had stretched out a comfortable lead and brought home the very first win for the Brough Superior TMRGP2 bike. Team owner Paul Taylor had this to say, “This is yet another great milestone toward the ultimate goal of competing in the World FIM Moto2 race events. It has taken years of development to get to this point but we are very close now!”
For more information about the Brough Superior TMRGP2 bike visit www.racetaylormade.com.