This weekend France played host to the FIM’s first round of the e-Power Championship, which took place in Le Mans. Starting before the Le Mans 24 Hours Endurance World Championship race, only five riders took to the starting line, with Belgian rider de Ridder not making it to venue. Taking the first win in the FIM’s first zero-emission motorcycle race was Thomas Betti, the son in the father-son duo of Betti Moto.
The younger Betti dominated the race, taking the pole position in the Le Mans qualifying event, on a motorcycle made by his father, who finished 5th in the race. The race was six laps long, with riders having to conserve energy on the last laps in order to make the whole race distance. The Betti crew have been developing their electric bike for some time now, and are one of the privateer favorites in both the FIM series and TTXGP’s Italian series, where the team is also expected to compete.
The next race Championship FIM International E-Power will be held on May 22nd as kick-off to the ‘8 Horas Nocturnas’ held in Albacete, Spain.
|1st||Thomas Betti||Italy||Betti Moto||Betti Moto|
|2nd||Reiner Kopp||USA||Munch Racing||Laverda|
|5th||Luciano Betti||Italy||Betti Moto||Betti Moto|
|DNS||Thijs De Ridder||Belgium||Crystalyte-Europe.com||DR Motors|