Chip Yates will be embarking on a new path this race season, racing an electric superbike developed by SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing. He will be racing the bike in the WERA Motorcycle Roadracing series. The motorcycle will make a debut track appearance on December 15, 2010 at Infineon Raceway, Sonoma California for a private test and media day.
Chip Yates, the bike’s rider and owner of SWIGZ Racing say: “We have to thank WERA Motorcycle Roadracing for inviting us into their series to make history with this news. Our electric motorcycle will compete head on with real racing superbikes such as the Ducati 1198 and KTM RC8 as well as other established manufacturers, and we expect to work hard to show the world that electric technology can achieve laptime parity with gasoline superbikes. We’re not going on track to make up the numbers; we’re going out to compete in order to raise our game and catch up to these gasoline guys.”
Chip Yates is setting his sights high with the debut of this electric motorcycle in the Wera Motorcycle Roadracing series. We hope to see him on the podium in the upcoming season
Written by John Campbell, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com