Germany’s Matthias Himmelmann dominated the FIM e-Power & TTXGP combined event held Sept. 23 at the Le Mans circuit, in opening of the renowned FIM 24 Hours Endurance race.
Not to discount Himmelmann’s win, but the most remarkable thing about the race is how much faster the electric-powered motorcycles lapped the Bugatti circuit this year. Himmelmann completed his fastest lap in 1’54.584 and set a time of 1’52.939 as pole position. In 2010, the fastest lap around the circuit was completed in 2’19 – an incredible 26-second improvement!
After eight laps of racing, Himmelmann’s Münch TTE bike crossed the finish line more than 34 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.
“This was a start to finish with a victory for the team,” says Himmelmann. “I gave it all my power as well as the power of the bike to push for the win and the result for the whole team is excellent. This is a real team effort; the win belongs to all of us. We have worked really hard to further develop this new bike after a disappointing result at Laguna Seca.” Continue Reading »