With the US round of the e-Power Championship closing in upon us in two weeks, news of the grid size has begun to form. We had earlier predicted that the California rounds of the TTXGP and e-Power series would attract the largest field of competitors, when compared to the other races, and we were right. Set to go off on July 25th, with the MotoGP racing weekend at Laguna Seca, the e-Power Championship race at Seca is set to have 15 electric motorcycles or more on its starting line.
The FIM currently has 15 bikes entered in the e-Power Championship at Laguna Seca, although a few of those entries might not actually make it to race day. However the 15 bike grid seems assured as other, yet to be confirmed entrants, are rumored to be possible arrivals to the historic American track.
Despite the uncertainty of the final tally, this should make for a healthy showing of ~15 competitors on the grid at Seca, with a possibility of 18 bikes making an appearance. If this were to happen the fledgling series would have more bikes racing on Sunday than MotoGP itself, which has been gridding 17 bikes or less all season.
It’s expected that we will see many of the TTXGP competitors from Infineon coming out to Laguna Seca, as well as the other e-Power racers from Europe, who are receiving assistance from the FIM to make the trip across the pond. Joining this group will also be MotoCzysz, who are coming off their victory at the Isle of Man’s TT Zero event. Michael Czysz has confirmed that he’ll be piloting the E1pc at Seca, as he hinted to us a couple months ago.
Bear with us as we catch up on our coverage from the long weekend, as we’ve got more electric racing news for you.