Eric Bostrom Racing the Brammo Empulse RR at Seca

07/25/2012 @ 2:33 pm, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS

After its performance at the first TTXGP round at Sonoma, the Brammo Empulse RR returns to racing in California this weekend at e-Power/TTXGP round being held at Laguna Seca. With Steve Atlas on the mend fielding one entry, and Steve Rapp unlikely to take another chance on the Oregonian machine, Brammo has tapped Eric Bostrom to ride its second race entry at the iconic sea-side track.

Bostrom’s involvement with the team has been fairly hush-hush, though he and Brammo were recently up at Thunderhill Raceway getting some testing done. The team will have some tough competition, as MotoCzysz and Lightning are expected at Laguna Seca, though last-year’s race winner Mission Motors is going to be sitting out this season. Asphalt & Rubber will be on-site at Laguna Seca, bringing you all the news from USA’s premier electric motorcycle race of the season.

Photo: Eric Bostrom (Twitter)

  • My guess is that they will have two Empulse RRs, ridden by Bostrom and Atlas. But it’s just a guess

  • Ahh, you do know that round 2 was at PIR and Atlas won the race, right? And he rode all weekend at REFUEL, and won the moto side of the event.

  • And Brian Wismann just confirmed this on the Brammo Owners Forum:

  • There we go.

  • Frenchie

    Any idea why Mission is sitting this out?

  • Ryan

    I want that livery on my bike, it’s fantastic.

  • Mission is broke I think.
    I mean, they make motorcycles, right? So, yes, they must be broke.

  • protomech

    Mission is sitting out because their cost/reward ratios don’t favor racing .. ie they’re not very interested in racing.

  • Re: “Mission is broke I think.” This would be news to me. They announced shortly after last year’s win at Laguna Seca that they would not be racing again. They are not really a maker of motorcycles, but rather a developer and designer of EV drivetrains. Racing was just a platform for this development.

  • Frenchie

    I know Mission are developing IP and not that much into racing (nor selling bikes).
    They dusted everybody last year but they’re not interested anymore in racing, not even for the one race a year to show they’re still ahead of the competition?