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Apr 30, 2014

The Final Round Of Press Releases From The WERA West Races At Auto Club Speedway

Shawn Higbee (11) on the Brough Superior Taylor Made Racing Moto2 prototype. Photo by CaliPhotography.com, courtesy of Shorai.

Shorai sponsored Rider Shawn Higbee Wins on the Brough Superior Taylor Made Racing Moto2 bike

Shorai Inc.

Fontana, Ca - In only its second race appearance, the Brough Superior Taylor Made Racing Moto2 bike competed in the WERA F1 and B Superbike events on April 27th at the Auto Club Speedway. During the F1 race, rider Shawn Higbee moved up to as high as 2nd place from a 5th row start on the Brough Superior TMRGP2 bike. The TMRGP2's lightweight all carbon fiber chassis and 600cc Honda powerplant demonstrated impressive cornering speed on the tight infield sections but could not match the top speed of the heavily modified 1000cc F1 bikes in the long straights. On the last lap Higbee was shuffled back to 4th place at the finish line. In the B Superbike race Higbee was able to move through the field quickly and lead the race. 

Development Rider/Racer Shawn Higbee commented, "It was solid run for the TMRGP2 bike. I put my head down to explore the limits of the bike by pushing a little harder each lap." 

At the end of the race Higbee had stretched out a comfortable lead and brought home the very first win for the Brough Superior TMRGP2 bike. 

Team owner Paul Taylor had this to say, "This is yet another great milestone toward the ultimate goal of competing in the World FIM Moto2 race events. It has taken years of development to get to this point but we are very close now!"

For more information about the Brough Superior TMRGP2 bike visit www.racetaylormade.com.

The team would like to thank the following sponsors for their support and contributions: brough-superior.com, shoraipower.com, Dunlop tires, Traxxion Dynamics, Penske, CrotchRocket.TV, Nexx, Heroic, Vortex, Pit Bull, Motion Pro, Graves Motorsports, Zero Gravity, WERA.

About Shorai-

Founded in 2010 and based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Shorai Inc. has quickly become the world’s principal producer of prismatic cell, lithium iron phosphate power sports batteries. Shorai is leading the market’s conversion from traditional lead-acid batteries to lighter, more efficient and higher performance lithium starter batteries. For more information about Shorai, product offerings, upcoming sponsored events or local Shorai dealers, please visit www.ShoraiPower.com.

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