GAS OR ELECTRIC?
LAS VEGAS, NV (May 7, 2010) – Drew Gosselaar and his Quantya “Track” electric motorcycle scored the top spot in the first ever AMA-sanctioned electric versus gas-powered dirt bike race, dubbed the Energy Crisiscross (ECX) at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV this past weekend. Gosselaar led an electric bike sweep of the top six spots, with the first gas-powered bike taking seventh. The rules for the Energy Crisiscross event restricted the modifications to the gas- powered bikes and required use of the stock frame, forks, cylinder, carburetor and engine cases.
Gosselaar, the fastest qualifier of the day, pulled the hole-shot and never looked back while on his way to the checkered flag. Drew and his Quantya “Track” also scored the fastest lap of the race. “Quantya gave me the best equipment possible,” said Gosselaar. “Even though they’re a new company, they’ve made an all around awesome machine. I was comfortable from the second I got on the bike. It just shows the potential of electric bikes and how easy they are to ride and even win major events.”
Besides Gosselaar, Team Quantya consisted of a total of five riders, including two-time AMA Lites Champ, Damon Huffman, Brian Roth, David Lodermeier and Casey Hinson. Quantya riders scored three of the top ten positions. All in all, electric bikes took seven out of the top ten spots, proving that electric bike technology has come a long way.
Quantya USA President, Dario Trentini, was ecstatic over the results. “Quantya is very proud of this historic race win,” said Trentini. “Our goal was to show that electric motorcycles are real contenders. We realize that this is only the early stage of electric motorcycle racing and our goal is to keep working to improve this technology for all potential electric bike uses. This is our second year competing in the USA and taking first place in this year’s ECX and first in last year’s all-electric bike race motivates us to work even harder for next year.”
ABOUT QUANTYA USA:
Quantya is the result of eco-conscious motorcycle enthusiasm mixed with Swiss craftsmanship and quality. The Quantya Strada and Track are high-performance, zero-emission electric motorcycles built and tested for the true enthusiast. Quantya, the next generation of motorcycle, is here.
For more information on Quantya USA, please visit www.quantyausa.com.
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