Betti Wins FIM e-Power Championship at Le Mans

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

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. Rider Nation Team Machine
1st Thomas Betti Italy Betti Moto Betti Moto
2nd Reiner Kopp USA Munch Racing Laverda
3rd Christian Amendt Germany Honda
4th Harald Gasse Germany Peace-E-Rider Innoscooter
5th Luciano Betti Italy Betti Moto Betti Moto
DNS Thijs De Ridder Belgium DR Motors
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  • So, the FIM holds an electric bike race and only 6 bikes show up. Karma is a cold-hearted bitch.

  • NoBody

    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?

  • Will

    Who won the actual 24 hour race?