When Morris approached me last fall about being part of a crazy project to start a race team in the newly founded racing series for electrical motorcycles, I wasn’t sure what to think. But I knew Morris had the right amount of excellent crazy to pull it off, so even if I was very busy with my job in London, I said yes. A while later I represented Morris Motorcycles at the London launch of the new Mavizen electrical race cycle model, the Mavizen II, at Bloomberg. Some people there looked at me like I was crazy, and I’m sure plenty of people along the way have suspected Morris of being some lunatic when he calls out of nowhere, with no racing history and no company and no money. Yet.
And now, 6 months later, the team has over 160 members who either paid or lent 1000 SEK to the effort, and a number of sponsors that support the team.
Pro rally and race driver Annie Seel is racing for us.
And this weekend, by the love and magic of the interwebz and heroic efforts by the team and support from Mavizen who are lending us their development bike for this first race, we participate in the first UK race in TTXGP.
Annie Seel on the bike we are racing, at Snetterton.
Our race number is 61, and here’s my Icelandic greeting to the team today. I wish I could be there. Any result is a massive victory for this project.