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
Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com
The AMA Superbike Championship welcomes back Michael Jordan Motorsports’ Aaron Yates this weekend, for the eight round of the AMA Pro Superbike Championship at the Virginia International Raceway.
Yates has not been in a competitive race since March, when he broke his leg during a practice round at Fontana in California.
“I’m excited about riding and really looking forward to getting back out there,” said Yates. “It’s been a while and I’ve been getting a little bit bored sitting around the house. I went down to one crutch a couple of weeks ago and have been getting around with no crutches at all for about the last week. I’m feeling pretty good and figured that if I can walk, I can ride. At least I can get out there in practice and see how it goes. It will be good to be out there at VIR with the guys on the team, my sponsors, and my fans.”
Brett McCormick, who has been racing in Yate’s place, will also be racing this weekend. McCormick is currently ninth in the series.
Blake Young was expected to race this weekend, but the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider is still recovering. Young was injured at Barber Motorsports. Young’s manager, Peter Doyle, says that Young will be back soon, but could not give an exact date. “I think it’s one of those injuries that you just have to let heal in its own time,” Doyle said. “We want Blake back 100 percent healthy so we can go out there and try to win some races full force. We’ll just have to take it a day at a time.”