30 Jun '12, 1pm
Mark Buckley Remembrance. From Brammo's Aaron Bland and Brian Wismann.
"I first met Mark at the Isle of Man TT for the first electric motorcycle race held there in 2009. With the Brammo team knowing relatively little about the island, the TT races, and proper bike setup, we had a lot to learn in a short period of time. Not all people were supportive of electric motorcycles (some skeptics even asserted that we could not complete a lap), but Mark was one of the few forward thinking people at the time who genuinely believed in what we were attempting and the future of electric motorcycles. He helped us develop our race strategy (for an unprecedented race and machine) and get our bikes setup to handle the demanding mountain course. His racing talent and input translated to a podium finish, which helped change the minds of the skeptics, giving electric motorcycles much deserved credibility and allowed electric motorcycle racing to continue and gro...