Since the earliest days of motor vehicles, racing has been a catalyst for innovation. The era of the electric vehicle has been no different. Mission Motors competes in select motorsport events, pushing the limits of technology while changing perceptions of what EVs can do.
FIM/TTXGP U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca
On July 24, 2011, professional AMA rider Steve Rapp piloted the Mission R to a flawless victory at the world-renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, finishing the 8-lap race 39.9 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Rapp’s qualifying lap time of 1:31.3 broke all previous electric vehicle records at Laguna Seca. Had the Mission R been competing in the weekend’s gasoline-powered AMA Pro Supersport category, it would have qualified in 5th place.
Bonneville Speed Trials
On September 1, 2009, Mission Motors claimed the national AMA top speed record for an electric motorcycle. Mission’s motorcycle achieved a then-unprecedented 150.059 mph two–pass average run sustained for one mile at the Bonneville Speedway. Lead up runs saw one–way speeds across the mile stretch of over 161mph.
Isle of Man TTXGP
On June 12, 2009, Mission Motors competed in the inaugural TTXGP, the world’s first zero emissions motorcycle race, held during the historic Isle of Man TT. Nineteen bikes from six different countries traveled to the Isle to tackle one of the most challenging race circuits in the world. The event marked the beginning of a new era where bikes powered by electric powertrains take center stage in the grueling sport of motorcycle racing.