Eric Bostrom on the top-step at Laguna Seca.
TTXGP are delighted to announce Ho Chi Fung and Eric Bostrom as the first-ever FIM eRoad Racing World Cup winners.
Bostrom rode his Team Icon Brammo motorcycle to first place in the North American Series while Chi Fung piloted the AC-motored Zongshen bike to victory in Europe.
The 2013 FIM eRoad Racing series saw records broken on both continents with new race-lap records set in Laguna Seca, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Valencia, Oschersleben and Le Mans. In North America, Bostrom’s win at Laguna put him ahead in the series from the first race while Chi Fung dominated the European series with three first-place finishes.
The North American winners’ teammates also took second in each series after Shane Turpin’s win with Brammo at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in North America and Su Rong Zai’s consistent podium places in Europe.
Eric Bostrom, FIM eRoad Racing North American Cup winner 2013, said: ‘The development we have seen in these bikes year-on-year is just amazing. It has been a real pleasure racing in the series with Brammo, the team have been fantastic and Shane was very fast as well. Now I can’t wait to see how the bikes will perform in 2014 because I want a world championship!’
Brian Wismann, Brammo Team Manager, added: ‘Team Icon Brammo is proud to take home a third North American winner and continue our reign as World Champions through to the 2014 season. Congratulations to Eric Bostrom as he’s definitely put in the effort to deserve this award. We wish we would have had a bit more competition but it didn’t stop us from continuing to develop the bikes into more formidable race machines and achieving our technical goals. We’re looking forward to seeing who steps up to challenge the Empulse RR in 2014.’
Ho Chi Fung, FIM eRoad Racing European Cup winner 2013, said: ‘This has been a great season for electric motorcycles and it’s an honour to be crowned European Series winner. I want to say thank you to all the team who all put in so much effort to make this happen. Now we’re looking forward to improving the bike ahead of next season. We want to win this championship again.’
Daniel Chung, Zongshen Team Manager, added: ‘We’re obviously very happy with our season, we have seen a lot of developments with the AC-motored machine and it has been a real learning curve. Now we want to take want we have found into next season and keep developing these bikes to become the fastest out there.’
The race series’ official website, www.eroadracing.com
, has a full breakdown of the season’s standings along with race reports and rider reaction.