Speculation: Brammo to Macau Grand Prix?

My Brammo-centric obsessive compulsive disorder is working overtime this morning.  I just saw this tweet from JCAMJames, who happens to work at JCAM (in Hong Kong, I think):

JCAM is the distributor of Segways and other electric vehicles in Singapore and Hong Kong, and is owned by Jackie Chan, who is in possession of some specially-modified Brammo Enertias he plans to abuse in an upcoming movie, Chinese Zodiac.

Of course, I started wondering about the significance of Macau and November, and a quick search revealed that November 18 – 21, 2010, is the weekend of the Macau Grand Prix. According to the official website:

The three headline races are the FIA Formula 3 Intercontinential Cup, the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 44thEdition, and the FIA World Touring Car Championship – Guia Race of Macau, with five supporting races: The Macau GT Cup, Macau Road Sport Challenge, CTM Macau Touring Car Race, Hotel Fortuna MAC/HKG Interport Race, and Formula BMW Pacific.

No mention of any electric motorcycle race there (or on the TTXGP site or the FIM ePower site).  But the schedule of the event for Sunday, the 21st, states:

13:45 – 14:45     Special Event

“Special Event”?  Is it too OCD of me to notice that JCAMJAMES and the Macau GP folks used the same words?

If you answered “yes,” then you’ll love this:  On the Provisional Entry List of riders, is #66 – Mark Buckley. Buckley was the rider of the Brammo Enertia TTR Race Bike that finished third in the inaugural TTXGP on the Isle of Man in June 2009.  Maybe it’s just another coincidence.

Maybe not.


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  1. #1 by David Herron on October 7, 2010 - 10:21 am

    Hm, good sleuthing. Interesting. However, it would not be an appearance in a race. Well, not a sanctioned race. At best this would be an exhibition event. An exhibition event would be interesting in itself, but not as credible a showing of the bike as if it were to participate in a properly conducted sanctioned race against other electric motorcycles. Right?

    • #2 by Shane on October 7, 2010 - 1:06 pm

      When I asked Brammo HQ last week about any up-coming West Coast showings for the Empulse I was told that the Empulse would not be shown anymore this year out here (California) as it was on its way to Italy, and then the MACAU GP and Hong Kong bike show. So there you go.

      • #3 by brammofan on October 7, 2010 - 1:18 pm

        There you go, indeed.

  2. #4 by Gavin on October 7, 2010 - 11:11 am

    Hong Kong would be a great market for Brammo…Electric Powercycles would do well there (smoggy, dense cities NEED electrics bad). So even if they are not racing, showing the Enertia and Empulse, and maybe looking for a sales front and even some financing would all be smart moves.

  3. #5 by Gavin on October 7, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    So they only have one Empulse…and one Empulse RR?

    Time to make some more 🙂

    Gavin

    ps…if Brammo needs somebody to travel with the bike and keep it clean and shiny, well I can free up some time to do some Euro-China travel. 🙂

  4. #6 by Eric on October 8, 2010 - 10:05 am

    I volunteer for some desert/hot weather testing… although it’s finally starting to cool off in PHX now. 🙂

    eric

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