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MUENCH double at FIM e-bike Championship

05-17-2011 08:08 AM CET | Sports

Press release from: MÜNCH MOTORRAD TECHNIK GmbH

/ PR Agency: MEDIENKONTOR Dresden GmbH
Himmelmann and Mertens complete home success.

The German e-bike team MUENCH racing was able to celebrate their third individual success during the 2nd FIM e-Power International Championship race on Saturday May 14th, 2011. What a great accomplishment the team was able to realize last weekend. Both MUENCH racing drivers ranked under the top three, Matthias Himmelmann placing first and Thomas Mertens finishing second.

During the qualifying number 49 Matthias Himmelmann was able to proof his talent with his TTE-1.2. With a time of 1:42:379 minutes he placed first and achieved pole position for the final race. Behind him Magny Cours Champion Alessandro Branetti (1:43:526, eCRP Racing), Thomas Mertens (1:54:233, MÜNCH Racing) and Alexander Schulz (1:56:834, XXL-Racing Team) completed the field of the fastest drivers.

“The challenge is not to cross the goal line but to make it to the start”, commented MUENCH manager Thomas Petsch. Only four of the nine registered teams were able to start due to difficulties with the e-bikes battery such as eCRP driver Branetti had to experience for himself later in the race.
After the start the fans could observe two even racing laps with an alternating lead before Himmelmann and Branetti left the field behind. Everything seemed like as if one could once again witness a suspenseful duel between the two drivers from MUENCH and eCRP.

“We ran a tactical race and I used Branetti’s slipstream to save energy. I knew that if I drove behind him he would not drive a 100 %”, says Himmelmann. “After two laps we switched into a higher gear and lapped the XXL Team and Thomas driving the other MUENCH bike”. In round three the expected duel finally took place as Himmelmann describes it as follows: “Alessandro tried to shift again and bring out the best out his machine which luckily only worked for a short time.” Due to flying sparks Alessandro Branetti was forced to stop racing and park his bike on the track’s side. eCRP had to experience a battery defect!

Matthias Himmelmann easily finished the last five laps and secured MUENCH’s first victory on the German racing track followed by Thomas Mertens and Alexander Schulz. “I am very sad that Alessandro had to stop racing to protect his bike. I would have liked to race him until the end”, says Himmelmann about the unfortunate retirement of his main opponent.

Further information as well as the full racing calendar can be found via: http://www.muenchmotorbikes.com

Free of charge photographs for editorial purposes can be found via the following link:
http://medienkontor.net/index.php?id=94

The MUENCH Racing Team is engaged in two international racing cups for electric motorcycles and has won both of those championships in 2010. The brand MUENCH leads back to Friedel Münch who started in 1948 at the German race track Hockenheimring. In the 1960s he manufactured the most powerful motorcycle oft those years, the legendary MUENCH Mammut TTS.

MÜNCH MOTORRAD TECHNIK GmbH
PB 9227 | D - 97092Würzburg
Internet: www.muenchmotorbikes.com
Contact: Thomas Bruckert (MEDIENKONTOR)
Phone: +49 - 351-316 05 15
E-Mail: info@medienkontor.net

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