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Lightning Motors Takes 2nd Round of TTXGP

TTXGP eGrandPrix Series 2 win

In brief: Lightning Motors' Michael Barnes on Bike #80 took the flag at the second round of the all-electric TTXGP motorcycle race in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

The word

TTXGP Race 2 win

The Lightning bike is powered by A123 Systems lithium batteries and a motor rescued from an EV1.

The second place winner was Angi Motors' Zoe Rem, a reverse of the first race's results.

The Lightning bike definitely liked the longer straightaways the Elkhart track offers compared to the last race's more curvy Infineon. Lightning's Barnes finished a full 57 seconds ahead of the second placer.

And so ...

These electric races feature two things unusual to the sport: a higher proportion of female racers and machines with very different configurations and capabilities.

Photo credits: David Herron

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