02 Aug '12, 4pm

Michael Barnes wins joint TTXGP/FIM ePower round on solar power

Michael Barnes wins joint TTXGP/FIM ePower round on solar power

electric motorcycle racing series have, once again, held a joint round at California's fabulous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in front of the huge crowds assembled for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. The result? A commanding win for Michael Barnes aboard the solar-powered Barracuda Lightning bike. Lightning Motorcycles missed the last TTXGP race in Portland, OR after participating in the TT Zero on the Isle of Man. Its triumphant return was made more striking when it appeared wrapped in the colors of its new sponsor, Barracuda Networks, and the announcement that it would be bringing its own solar array to provide power for the team's two machines. In qualifying, Barnes came within a couple seconds of the lap record set last year by Steve Rapp . Then, starting from pole position, he continued his dominance, holding the lead through the entire nine laps. Only Team Icon Brammo's St...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/08/02/michael-barnes-wins-...

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