DOUGLAS, Isle of Man – Belgian clean emissions racing team Saroléa Racing will participate in the 2014 SES TT Zero Challenge.
Scotland’s Robert Wilson, who made his TT debut in 2011, will represent the team at the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races fueled by Monster Energy.
The historic motorcycle brand, which will also compete in the FIM eRoad-Racing World Cup, was Belgium’s first motorcycle brand when it was established in 1850. The team has always put a strong emphasis on racing to advance its technology, a tradition that has continued with the 2014 Saroléa SP7.
Designed and built in Belgium, the SP7 motorcycle showcases the company’s latest developments in technology. The bike is built up around the innovative carbon-fiber monotube chassis and its ultra efficient axial flux motor.
Scotsman Wilson has recorded five top-20 finishes in his three-year career, including a 13th in the 2012 Monster Energy Supersport Race. Belgian Thijs De Ridder, developer of the electric powertrain, will race for the team in the eRoadRacing World Cup and will also support the team at the TT Races.
Project Manager Torsten Robbens will lead the Saroléa Racing campaign. Under his guidance, the SP7 will undergo extensive track testing, prior to its race debut.
“The Isle of Man TT is the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world,” Robbens said.
“Its 37.73-mile laps also make it the most challenging event for both rider and machine. The TT zero testing program will focus on optimizing the race strategy and aerodynamic efficiency. The combination of the TT Zero challenge and the FIM World Cup represents a really ambitious racing program for us.”