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In line with Le Mans 24 hours MOTO MUENCH grasps at two e-power Championship titles

09-22-2011 07:46 AM CET | Sports

Press release from: MÜNCH MOTORRAD TECHNIK GmbH

Prior to the Le Mans 24 hour motor bike race this upcoming Saturday e-bike teams will fight out the European and FIM e-Power International Championship rankings. Reaching for both, the TTXGP Championship and global FIM Championship title, MUENCH Racing Team from Germany has to be taken into account when discussing who might win. Leading both overall rankings driver Matthias Himmelmann can calmly approach the upcoming races.

With his sensational victory on the rather slow course in Karlskoga three weeks ago, Matthias Himmelmann persuasively extended his lead in the TTXGP racing series. “We changed lots of little parts to adapt the TTE-2 to the slow course and make it more stable,” explained Head of Development Thomas Schuricht. “This was the key to succeed”. Thanks to the extremely flexible developers, drivers, team and bike MUENCH was able to repeatedly be in the fore.

“In Le Mans I expect a top speed of more than 200km/h”, said Matthias Himmelmann. “It’s a fast and very twisty course. “ As it seems this mixture is perfect for the MUENCH e-bike. Using a long straight to achieve top form driver Himmelmann just loves to lean into a curve and gently stroke the asphalt with his knee. First tests in Le Mans were already successfully completed at the beginning the season. Hence, the anticipation for the closing race of the European championship is getting bigger and bigger. “I am looking forward to this wonderful race track, the race itself and of course, the Le Mans 24 hours program,” stated the MEUNCH driver. “On Saturday night Status Quo will play a show and the team, our sponsor SCHOTT Solar and our fans will definitely attend it.” Teammanager Thomas Petsch, who strongly believes in the team’s success complemented with the words: “Hopefully with both championship titles in our hands.”

Until then batteries, transverter and engine have to ride out quite much to be victorious during the final and closing races of the TTXGP European Championship and FIM e-Power International Championship. Although the team is ahead of the field with a comfortable lead e-MUENCH cannot permit another failure.

Racing times:
Wednesday, 21.09.2011
11:40 - 12:10 Open Practice

Thursday, 22.09.2011
11:45 - 12:15 Open Practice
15:50 - 16:10 1st Qualifying

Friday, 23.09.2011
10:00 - 10:20 2nd Qualifying
17:25 - 18:00 Race

Saturday, 24.09.2011 Show race prior to the Le Mans 24 hours race

Background Information:

Considering the TTXGP EURO Championship standings Himmelmann leads the field with 75 points followed by HoChi Fung (China, Zongshen, 56 points), Alessandro Brannetti (Italy, eCRP Racing, 45 points) and David Halle (UK, Agni, 40 points) who is currently tied with Tang Yu (China, Zongshen, 40 points). All final and preliminary results can be found on the TTXGP website via: http://www.egrandprix.com/results.php

The standings of the FIM e-Power racing series are quite similar. Team MUENCH ranks first with 55 points, followed by eCRP Racing (36 points) and LNG Racing (16 points). Additionally Matthias Himmelmann places first in the series’ individual results with 55 points followed by Alessandro Brannetti (36 points). All results can be found via http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/e-power/classifications/

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 - 97092 Würzburg
Internet: www.muenchmotorbikes.com
Contact: Thomas Bruckert (MEDIENKONTOR)
Phone: +49 - 351-316 05 15
E-Mail: press@muenchmotorbikes.com

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