Racing Down Under: Varley with Back-to-Back Wins (Round 4, eFXC, Wakefield)


Get ready for a feast of eye-candy from the Flickr feed from Tony Castley (AKA SplinterOz) and the 4th round of racing at Wakefield.  Let’s just get to that right away, shall we?

The start

The start… l-r, Varley, Ripperton, Voltron and Evtricity



on a Zero SR

Evtricity’s Zero SR



Voltron ran into some trouble with tire problems, with this result:

Coming in hot...

Coming in hot…

...a little too hot.

…a little too hot.

…though the rider and bike were OK, and got back on the horse to take second place.  Team Varley, plagued with tech problems over the last few seasons, took back-to-back wins:

Yardney's belly

Varley’s belly

Victory wave

Victory wave

Here are the official results, courtesy of Computime:

Weather:Sunny – Temp: 20.5C
Track:Dry – Temp: 29.5C
Race 4
Started at:16:19:43
Printed at:16:41
PosNoNameMachineLapsTimeBehindFastestOn Lap
186Jason MORRIS (NSW) / Varley Electric Vehicles / Ultramotive / Tritium / EMCVarley PR166:54.4721:07.2633
289Danny POTTAGE (WA) / Voltron M-cycles / O’Hanlon Electric M-cyclesVoltron Evo67:10.39915.9271:09.6402
34Daniel RIPPERTON (NSW) / Ripperton RacingYamaha YZF-R167:27.65333.1811:12.8705
421David HILEY (NSW) / Evtricity Racing / Gentrex Information SolutionZero SR67:48.61854.1461:16.6502

Fastest Lap was 1:07.263 by Jason MORRIS (NSW)

Current race lap record for eFXC class – 1:09.032 by Daniel RIPPERTON (NSW) on a Yamaha R1 set on 05/05/13

The results are provisional until the end of the time limit for protests and appeals.
Chief Time Keeper: Scott LaingClerk of Course: Trevor Franklin

…and the proud winners:

Jason Morris (l, Varley). Danny Pottage (r, Voltron)

Jason Morris (l, Varley). Danny Pottage (r, Voltron)

HUGE thanks to Tony Castley for the great work behind the lens!  Keep up with all the Australian eFXC series here, on their Facebook page.

Want to see what a duel between the Varley and Voltron looks like?  Take a look at this clip from Voltron:

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Round 1 Mallala and we took the sweep winning all 4 races.It was hard fought with Varley a close second and Ripperton third overall.A great weekend, Thanks to all our supporters, the people who make the races happen and to our fans. The interest we had in the pits and after the races was amazing. A special shout to the guys who drove 170km just to come and see us, top work! The bike again ran without fault all weekend and was feeling great on track. Here is a snippet of some racing action with Varley.

Posted by Voltron Electric Motorcycles on Sunday, May 17, 2015

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6 Comments on "Racing Down Under: Varley with Back-to-Back Wins (Round 4, eFXC, Wakefield)"

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Ted, thanks for the writeup. I was a great weekend, now we just need more bikes on the grid. 🙂

Thanks for the writeup. Varley are really strong and Jason rode brilliantly in the difficult conditions at Wakefield. The rest of the season will be really close.

I hope people see how much fun and how fast we are progressing and build some bikes and get amongst it with us.

I’m hooked on Electric motorcycles. Great fun – the classic battle between Barnes and Higbee

Infineon Raceway TTXGP 2010 North American Championship

The Catavolt hub motor bike is gone for good I guess?

Rich, Is there newer videos? Our racing has come so far since 2011, the Voltron bike is a 230hp (at the wheel) weapon!

I’m always searching through youtube for videos. TTXGP went to a cable subscriber channel which wasn’t readily available in the US.
youtube – search on egrandprix

I enjoy Isle of Man TT Zero, although they need more high budget teams to participate. The Mugen Shinden is almost on par with MotoGP bikes. They’re gaining about 7mph per year. At that rate, they’ll match gas in 2 years. If you’re not familiar with Isle of Man TT motorcycle racing, treat yourself! Those motorcycle racers are the most insane on the planet.
youtube – search “Isle of Man TT Zero”

Rudder vs Miller – both on MotoCzysz bikes