May 14, 2013
© 2013, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
From a press release
issued by MotoCzysz
Michael Czysz (right) talks to Steve Rapp (left) after a TTXGP/FIM e-Power International electric motorcycle race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2011. Photo by David Swarts, copyright Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
MOTOCZYSZ TEAM READY FOR IOM TT, MICHAEL CZYSZ UNABLE TO ATTEND
Portland, OR USA -
It is with a somber heart that we report, Michael Czysz, CEO and Founder of MotoCzysz, will not be able to travel with the team to attend this year’s Isle of Man TT events. He has very recently received a medical diagnosis requiring immediate treatment and will take all steps necessary for recovery. In his absence, the team will unveil arguably the best MotoCzysz equipment ever designed, and go for a fourth consecutive SES TT Zero victory.
With 20% more energy and handling capable of rivaling any motorcycle, Czysz and team have created what they believe to be the best eGP motorcycle in the world and capable of an astonishingly 110mph lap (avg. speed from a standing start) around the 37.73mile TT course.
"The 013 models are the best electric motorcycles that MotoCzysz has ever built." says team principal, Michael Czysz. “I cannot wait for Miller and Rutter to try them! My only wish is that I could be there to see and hear their responses. I am also sad that I cannot see the many people that have ended up being so important in my "TT life" from organizers, press, stewards, tech officials, marshals, to other teams and riders, even restaurant owners. I had planned to attend/participate in the TT every year for the rest of my life," said a heavyhearted Czysz.
"However, the team is very well prepared and the bikes, which have performed almost perfectly for 3 years, are also ready,” stated Czysz. “I will be plugged in and watching as if I was there. I will order up a big plate of chips, listen to the boys on the radio and my team on the phone, watch the computer and have a magnum of Champagne chilled just in case."
Michael Czysz will remain in Portland to undergo treatment to combat cancer but vows to return in 2014.
Godspeed to our riders, Miller and Rutter and Godspeed, Michael Czysz.
#livestrong #leanstrong #ridestrong
MotoCzysz, LLC - Inventors of the fully integrated electric drive system. D1g1tal Dr1ves are the world’s first, fully integrated electric drive systems designed for OEM's building electric automobiles and commercial vehicles. Recently added to the D1g1tal Dr1ve family is the D9, generating a remarkable 5,139 Nm of drive torque for commercial vehicles. The D9 is currently undergoing rigorous government testing.