Brammo's team wins e-motorcycle racing series for second year running
By Christina Williams
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
Team Icon Brammo's defending 2011 champion, Steve Atlas, took second place in Sunday's race and took home the 2012 TTXGP North American Championship title for his performance over the course of the series.
Brammo's electric motorcycle racing program took home the TTXGP North American Championship trophy over the weekend, claiming the win for the second year in a row.
In the official race at Utah's Miller Motorsports Park, Brammo's newest team member, former AMA champion Eric Bostrom, took first place. Teammate Steve Atlas came in second during the race and earned the season championship title for leading the season in points.
"This team deserves every bit of the satisfaction of a double-podium and consecutive national championship having put in an incredible effort to get the bikes working well for these two talented riders," said Brian Wismann, Team Icon Brammo's manager in a press release.
The TTXGP, also known as the eGrandPrix, was launched in 2009 and presents a championship racing series in Europe, North America and Australia. The North American series included a stop at the Portland International Raceway in June, its first time in Oregon.
Brammo won last year's TTXGP North American Championship, which also included a race-winning showing from Portland-based MotoCzysz.
MotoCzysz experienced technical difficulties that kept its bike off the track in Portland and the MotoCzysz name didn't show on the TTXGP roster of race results form Sunday's event in Utah. MotoCzysz made history earlier in June when its bike broke the 100-miles-per-hour barrier for electric motorcycle racing in the TT Zero race on the Isle of Man.
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