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Feb 11, 2013

M1GP To Offer Class For Electric Motorcycles In 2013

Hollywood Electrics and M1GP are making American Motorcycle Road Racing history by teaming up to bring the first electric motorcycle racing class to club-level racing.

"Hollywood Electrics is excited to partner with M1GP to establish an accessible outlet for electric motorcycle owners who are interested in road racing," said Harlan Flagg, owner of Hollywood Electrics and Zero Motorcycles' top dealer. "Production electric motorcycles have reached a performance level similar to that of the smaller displacement bikes the riders of M1GP have always relied on. By introducing an electric motorcycle class, electric riders can have confidence knowing that there is a safe and welcoming venue for aspiring racers. It is our belief that having more bikes on the track, whether gas or electric, will benefit the sport and continue to breed safer and confident riders."

M1GP Racing - Motorcycle Road Racing Association, known primarily for mini-class road racing in United States with its popular sprint and world famous endurance races is now the first in the country to offer an all-electric bike racing class in club-level racing.

"I think electric bikes are attractive to a group of riders which may not have considered racing conventional race bikes for a variety of reasons, but can appreciate competitive and spirited riding & racing. We're excited about electric bike racers to come mix it up and being part of the M1GP community. I got to ride an electric bike during the time trials at the kart track with Brandon Miller and there was some concern that the size of the bike on the tight kart track wouldn't be much fun, but it was a blast! With some of the other circuits we're racing (Streets of Willow and Horse Thief Mile), the 2013 M1GP season is going to make for a wide variety of courses & some great racing," said Young Lee, owner of M1GP. "I'm thrilled that Harlan and Hollywood Electrics are joining the M1GP season and racing community."

To kick off this maiden racing class, Hollywood Electrics is offering racers in The Hollywood Electrics E-Bike Racing Class, a racing package including a racing membership, and commonly needed spare parts, and contingency in the form of shop certificates. The first contingency round with M1GP will be held in March at Horse Thief Mile . Details for the contingency and classes will be available on the M1GP and Hollywood Electrics website.

For more information about classes, schedule and fees, please visit www.m1-grandprix.com

For more information about Hollywood Electrics and their line of electric motorcycles, please visit www.hollywoodelectrics.com