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  • Chip Yates on a first race of electric superbike against gassers In 2009-10 Chip Yates had intended to join the 2010 TTXGP North America series but did not do so. In January 2011 Yates did go to a gasoline bike race sponsorec by WERA, a racing association in Southern California.
  • Chip Yates on bringing an electric superbike from concept to reality In 2009-10 Chip Yates had intended to join the 2010 TTXGP North America series but did not do so. These videos document the progression from concept up until the first test on a race track at Infineon Raceway (now known as Sonoma Raceway) in December 2010. That test was in preparation for his scheduled WERA race where he would go head-to-head with gasoline powered motorcycles, <a href="yates-versus-gas.html"></a>
  • Chip Yates switches from electric motorcycle racing to electric airplanes In 2009-10 Chip Yates had intended to join the 2010 TTXGP North America series but did not do so. In this video he lies - when the TTXGP said he couldn't enter, it was because the bike was too heavy, not because it was too powerful. Otherwise the point is that Chip Yates went from electric motorcycle racing into building a fast electric airplane.
  • Chip Yates takes electric superbike to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb After going to the Miracle Mile for an unofficial speed record, Chip Yates entered the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
  • Chip Yates takes electric superbike to the Mojave Mile, sets unofficial speed record These videos document their trip to the Mojave Mile where they achieved a 190 miles/hr top speed, establishing an informal speed record for electric motorcycles.
  • Kleenspeed sets electric car lap-time record at Sonoma Raceway In September 2012, Sonoma Raceway (previously known as Infineon Raceway) held an event focusing on <em>Sustainable Performance</em>, namely what electric vehicles have the best performance and hence will be attractive to fast drivers. At that event Kleenspeed (at the time still an active company developing electric drive train technology) brought its EV-X11 electric racecar to the track to set a lap speed record. The company had previously set lap-speed records at Laguna Seca International Raceway during a REFUEL event.