Lightning strikes another win at Le Mans with Duhamel

Electric Motorcycle Team Lightning Wins Le Mans With Duhamel

Lightning just won’t stop its stellar climb to the top of the podium with a stunning Le Mans win. International motorcycle racer Miguel Duhamel joins the team.

Miguel Duhamel has officially joined the team and thanked them with a first-place win at the Le Mans TTXGP/FIM e-Power International Championship this week in France. Duhamel finished the race in just eight laps clocking in at 1:49.200. Duhamel ran the fastest bike on the track at yesterday’s practice round, 1.634 seconds faster than the next closest bike.

Barracuda-Lightning & Duhamel. After the Barracuda-Lightning team devised a battery management strategy to win the race, it was up to Duhamel to bring that race strategy to a winning end. But Duhamel, the former AMA Pro American SuperBike Champion and five-time Daytona 200 winner strategically joined the team when Michael Barnes was unable race due to other commitments in order to lead yet again Lightning to another win. With 32 race victories under his belt, Duhamel and his second all-time AMA SuperBike record is a natural for electric motorcycle racing.

Miguel Is The Winning Ticket. According to Richard Hatfield, CEO and founder of Lightning Motorcycles: “Miguel’s winning experience, ability to solve problems and suggest improvements to our engineering team helped push us to the next level of performance. The Barracuda-Lightning engineering team worked around the clock this week prepping the bike, and that hard work paid off with a win. The motorcycle fans were amazed by the raw speed of the bike on the front straight at Le Mans. We are very much looking forward to bringing the street version of our Lightning SB2 to the European markets in the near future.”


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Simply amazing. I'm been riding electric motorcycles four years - the progress in technology that I've seen in that time is remarkable. Once these things are mass produced and come down in price I'm sure they'll be everywhere.