Updates on the teams that I2V sponsors
I2V’s long standing sponsorship of Darvill Racing team continues with the announcement that we will be sponsoring the teams the team as part of the FIM eRoad Racing World Cup 2014.
The FIM eRoad Racing World Cup is a championship of electric motorcycle road racing, organised by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM).
The Isle of Man based team, will run two Factory-supported privateer Brammo machines, one Prototype 2 (P2) and one eSuperStock (eSS) prepared bikes in the elite eRoadRacing class, with additional entries in National championships. Both bikes will be based on Brammo’s successful Empulse R street sports bike.
“We’ve been considering a switch to ebikes for a while now and feel that the time is right for us to take on this new challenge,” said Team Principal Alex Aitchison.
“The championship rules allow privately run teams like ours to compete on a level playing field and we are confident that we have the experience and resources to step up and contribute to what is one of the world’s most exciting race series.
“As a team, we have learned a great deal racing in a plethora of disciplines and have proved ourselves through a series of race wins, pole positions, fastest laps and world titles over our fifty year history. We’ve worked hard over the last few years to put out a professional team and we are delighted that this has been recognised by Brammo, who have welcomed our move into the eRR class. Racing in FIM eRR will not only provide us with a fresh sporting challenge but will give considerably more exposure for our team sponsors.”
Preparation of the team’s first TTXP2 racer is currently underway, ahead of an extensive winter testing programme before the team makes its FIM eRoadRacing debut at Circuit Zolder in Belgium in May. The team is currently in discussion with several guest ‘star’ riders and is expected to announce its line-up and main sponsor shortly.
Brammo Inc. is a leading electric vehicle technology company headquartered in North America. Brammo designs and develops electric vehicles including the award winning Enertia and Empulse motorcycles. Brammo are the 2013 North America, FIM eRR World Cup Champions. Brammo is an OEM supplier of its innovative Brammo Digital Drivetrain systems including the Brammo Power battery pack and Brammo Power vehicle management system. Brammo has vehicle distribution and marketing operations in North America, Europe and Asia.
We cannot say whether it is down to our go faster logo on the tank or the technical jiggery pokery that the Darvill Racing team have recently undertaken (definitely the latter) but it is working with track times at the latest event began to tumble.
Read the latest race report at http://darvillracing.co.uk/times-tumble
Find out more about the upcoming race events at http://darvillracing.co.uk/events
26th May 2013 saw I2V supporting another stunning local charity.
I2V Director Phil Hagen was one of 32 cyclists who completed a 50 mile cycle ride to support SeeSaw (http://www.seesaw.org.uk/) – an Oxfordshire based charity that provide grief support to children and their families before and after major bereavement.
Donations are still being accepted at https://www.justgiving.com/Jason-king15 .
I2V have the pleasure to announce that they will be sponsoring Darvill racing for another year.
We will be attending at least one of the race meets this year so let us know if you would like to join us especially as it is rumoured that Phil is going to be let loose on the track on the SV
So some interesting photo’s will appear hear soon I hope.
It was a weekend of good racing and high drama for the I2V sponsored SV650 MiniTwin with a major crash during race 1 of day 2 potentially ending the weekend early for the team. Thanks to the determination of rider Wittey and the help and support of many good friends in the paddock the bike was re-built and resulted in a fantastic showing in the final race for Team Darvill.
Read all about the thrills and spills for the first outing of the season for Darvill Racing’s rider Rob Wittey at Brands Hatch here.