Brammo wins the TTXGP North American Championship 2nd year running
Steve Atlas and Brammo won the 2012 TTXGP North America Championship this weekend at the season finale at the Miller Motorsports Park outside Salt Lake City Utah. While Steve Atlas won the series Championship, team-mate Eric Bostrom won todays race by a wide margin. It was an exciting close to the season, with Brammo, Virginia Tech and Zero Motorcycles racing.
The weekend had seen scattered thunderstorms on Saturday, with mild (for the desert) temperatures in the 80's, and clear conditions today. In yesterday's qualifying round Steve Atlas and Eric Bostrom both had best lap times right at 1:40, with Bostrom edging out Atlas by 2 hundredths of a second to take the pole position. Matt Kent riding for the Virgina Tech team had a few problems with the bike but qualified at 3rd position in the grid.
In the race, Steve Atlas took an early lead which lasted for about a half a lap. Bostrom easily overtook him, and maintained an ever-growing lead until the finish. He finished nearly 17 seconds ahead of Atlas and set a track record for electric motorcycles of 1:38.480 (on the east track). Atlas' best lap time of 1:39.937 was no slouch, but was no match for Bostrom, especially considering the two were riding essentially identical Brammo Empulse RR electric motorcycles.