“Divide and Conquer” is a good guess for Brammo’s mantra of the week. According to Brammo’s Events Calendar, their race teams will be split between two events:
The TTXGP A123 Race at Infineon Raceway, in Sonoma, California, and
The Monster Energy Grand Prix at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, California.
The challenge of having a road racing team and a motocross team (all while continuing to be a leader in the nascent industry of electric motorcycles) is going to be apparent this weekend. These two tracks are approximately 450 miles apart. It is likely that Brian Wismann, Director of Product Development at Brammo, will be at the TTXGP event, as he has been a driving force behind the Empulse RR racebike development. The bike will be ridden by Steve Atlas of Motorcycle-USA.com.
It’s not clear who will be the motocross team manager, although Dave Harvey, a long-time Brammo technician, is likely to be front and center, given his love for the dirt. The Brammo Engage, announced last week, will be racing with its innovative 6-speed transmission. Hopefully, the larger track at Glen Helen will allow the bike to show the benefits of a transmission – something that the small track at the MiniMoto event last weekend seemed to limit.
Keep watching this space for news about whether video feeds will be available for either of the events.