Well, here are some surprises!
First off we finally see Ted Rich on an electric, but this time it’s a Zero. Why, after he clearly did a great job developing the Lighting, he hasn’t been on one I don’t know. But I haven’t asked either. Either way it is Ted and current championship leader Kenyon Kluge on Zeros. And according to a recent Facebook post, it looks like they will be on stock Zeros. The question s if the FIM will enforce to 20% qualifying limit. After talking to Shelina Moreda earlier today, the closing speeds on turn one are a big concern. In this case it would be in the vicinity of 50 mph! We’ll see if the qualify, and what the FIM decides.
VT are showing up with a different rider as it’s their main rider’s anniversary. And according to his Facebook page Jeremiah Johnson is at the track and made it just in for the rider’s meeting. This will be the first TTXGP race he has attended, so watch for qualifying. Ely Schless has signed up as well, and I think his bike is upgraded if I follow what he told me last year to what the reports of what he is running for a motor and batteries this year. He may make the qualifying cut off, but again watch for qualifying.
And then Lightning, Brammo, and Muench are all running 2 bikes this weekend, which is awesome. But the giant elephant in the room is that MotoCzysz is not on this list. I just don’t know what to make of that.