How is Steve Rapp Like Moses? They Were Both on a Mission to the Promised Land

07/23/2011 @ 11:17 pm, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS

The joint e-Power/TTXGP round at Laguna Seca saw its second round today, with virtually all the riders improving upon their times from yesterday’s free practice. Once again at the top was Supersport-paced Mission R, which was piloted by Steve Rapp to a 1’31.376 pole-position time. One of the only shake-ups on the grid position, Lightning Motorcycles bested last year’s winner MotoCzysz for the second starting position, as the company from San Carlos found some more cornering speed from its previous Isle of Man suspension setup.

MotoCzysz also improved upon its unique suspension design, looking very strong down the straight-away. Hopefully Czysz can find some more speed and make the battle for second a close one, while the battle for fourth should be a hot contest with Germany’s Münch Racing just five hundredths of a second ahead of Oregon’s Brammo. Qualifying results are after the jump, and check back tomorrow for our full coverage of the Laguna Seca electric round.

Qualifying Practice Results from e-Power/TTXGP at Laguna Seca:

117Steve RappMission RMission Motors1’31.376
280Michael BarnesLightningLightning Motorcycles1’37.505
311Michael CzyszMotoCzysz E1pcMotoCzysz1’39.272
449Matthias HimmelmannMünch TTEMünch Racing Team1’42.051
558Steve AtlasBrammo EmpulseBrammo Racing1’42.127
648Alessandro BrannettieCRP 1.4CRP Racing1’42.392
737Thad WolffMoto ElectraMoto Electra1’49.309
893Shelina MoredaeCRP 1.4CRP Racing1’53.611
97Marcellino ManzanoLGN RacingLGN Racing Team1’55.075
1096Kenyon KlugeZero SK Squared Racing1’59.778
1118Ely SchlessProto MotoPro Moto Racing2’00.012

Source: FIM; Photo: © 2011 Scott Jones Photography – All Rights Reserved

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  • Kyle

    Thanks for the TTXGP coverage. Any chance of getting decent paddock shots of the bikes? I don’t even know what the new lightning bike looks like other than it is yellow

  • Tim H.

    I love this! Can’t wait to see how the e-bikes develop with another year of work. I also wonder how the bikes would fair with a MotoGP riders on them. I’m sure Steve Rapp and the other guys are way better riders than I’ll ever be, but the MotoGP riders are still in the premier series for a reason.