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:
|1||17||Steve Rapp||Mission R||Mission Motors||1’31.376|
|2||80||Michael Barnes||Lightning||Lightning Motorcycles||1’37.505|
|3||11||Michael Czysz||MotoCzysz E1pc||MotoCzysz||1’39.272|
|4||49||Matthias Himmelmann||Münch TTE||Münch Racing Team||1’42.051|
|5||58||Steve Atlas||Brammo Empulse||Brammo Racing||1’42.127|
|6||48||Alessandro Brannetti||eCRP 1.4||CRP Racing||1’42.392|
|7||37||Thad Wolff||Moto Electra||Moto Electra||1’49.309|
|8||93||Shelina Moreda||eCRP 1.4||CRP Racing||1’53.611|
|9||7||Marcellino Manzano||LGN Racing||LGN Racing Team||1’55.075|
|10||96||Kenyon Kluge||Zero S||K Squared Racing||1’59.778|
|11||18||Ely Schless||Proto Moto||Pro Moto Racing||2’00.012|
Source: FIM; Photo: © 2011 Scott Jones Photography – All Rights Reserved