This is the best offer you'll get all year!
Here's a press release from Arthur Kowitz. He's set up a race series for zero-emmission bikes in the USA that's a decisive step back to motor racing as we know it. Unlike the FIM/Azhar Hussien corporate lovefest, this is for real prototype racers. FFs? sure. Streamliners, bodywork? Definitely. The FIM, Who? The rules are very liberal, with a few oddities generated mainly by motorised bicycle people who apparantly race with controls that stick out and catch on things (like other peoples streamlined bodywork). Sounds very dodgy, but nothing that can't be worked round.
I'm too old and poor to have much input but here's the chance for all you keen, strong, young people to get involved in helping save the planet and improve the lot of two-wheeler users eveywhere - whilst going motor racing, what's not to like?
Most impressive feature of the discussion about bodywork rules that have taken place with Arthur has been the way all the people actually working on streamlined two-wheelers, internationally even, are in accord on these rules. There is a body of solid knowledge around two-wheeler aerodynamics, it's just a pity the FIM, Honda, BMW, etc. aren't in on the act. That's denial for you.
Hello Race fans,
Many of us in the USA have longed for a venue that embraces motorcycle racing for the future.
We have now set the table for racers, engineers, and innovators to stretch their wings and show us their stuff.
For 2014, AHRMA and eMotoRacing have committed to a full season of exhibition roadracing at 10 of America's favorite racetracks, covering every region in the USA.
Rules that encourage innovation, while maintaining a high value on safety, have been published.
Race entries are now easy and very affordable.
Now it is on us, the progressive motorsports fan, to build, enter, encourage, enlist, recruit, and help in every way to fill the grids with racers. We need entrants.
Lets all help by encouraging university engineering departments, ebike manufacturers, current gas bike racers, ebike dealers, garage raceshops, track officials, journalists, and potential sponsors to participate.
Visit the AHRMA.org website, or eMotoRacing on Facebook for continuing information.
I thank everyone who has already jumped in to help, and everyone who will do their part in the coming weeks and months.
You can start by forwarding this letter to blogs, groups, sites, and individuals interested in our sport.