Betti Wins FIM e-Power Championship at Le Mans

04/19/2010 @ 10:34 am, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

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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.

Pos.RiderNationTeamMachine
1stThomas BettiItalyBetti MotoBetti Moto
2ndReiner KoppUSAMunch RacingLaverda
3rdChristian AmendtGermanyEPO-bike.deHonda
4thHarald GasseGermanyPeace-E-RiderInnoscooter
5thLuciano BettiItalyBetti MotoBetti Moto
DNSThijs De RidderBelgiumCrystalyte-Europe.comDR Motors

Comment:

  1. Betti Wins FIM e-Power Championship at Le Mans – http://bit.ly/aXxU6V #motorcycle

  2. So, the FIM holds an electric bike race and only 6 bikes show up. Karma is a cold-hearted bitch.

  3. NoBody says:

    Where’s the part about the race being shortened from 8 laps to 6 laps out of fear that they wouldn’t finish?

    Or the part about which ones still didn’t finish the race?

    Is this what you call journalism?

  4. Will says:

    Who won the actual 24 hour race?