ElektraFuture Hosts First International CAKE One Design Race
The world premiere of this all-CAKE, all-electric international motocross race series took place on
September 5-6 in Saint Tropez, France.
CAKE, the Swedish manufacturer of lightweight electric off-road performance motorcycles, today announced the successful debut of the first International CAKE One Design Race in Saint Tropez, France. Racing took place September 5-6, 2020 and was hosted by ElektraFuture, founded by Olivier Le Quellec and Vincent Prat.
After time qualifying races on Saturday with a podium of three finalists per series, Sunday’s racing kicked off with a direct elimination one-to-one races, resulting in a podium of three for the super final.
This year’s International CAKE One Design Race Champion of the Universe was Mickael Maschio, a 2x motocross World Champion. Other racers in this year’s event included: Fabien Barel, 3x downhill mountain biking world champion; Fabrice Guyot, vice champion Italy motocross and 7th in world supermoto; Cedric Soubeyras, multiple European motocross and supercross champion; Marceau Paillasson, enduro champion of france; Pierre Pallut, extreme enduro champion; and Antoine Meo, 5x Enduro world champion and many more amazing riders.
“The format of clean and silent electric city racing that combines responsibility with excitement is a core part of the CAKE we are baking,” remarked CAKE founder and CEO, Stefan Ytterborn. “The revival of motorcycle racing that is inclusive and doesn’t disturb or pollute is a dream come true for us. Thanks to our amazing partner and taking the initiative to do this!”
Thanks to the CAKE Kalk’s quick acceleration and low weight, the track did not require long stretches and measured out at a compact 60 x 60 meters. It took just one day to complete and served as a demonstration of just how easy it is to put on this style of race format.
Much like the FIA Formula E World Championships, the organizers of the first Saint-Tropez event see the International CAKE One Design Race series occurring in cities throughout the globe. CAKE will look to establish FIM approval for the race series and hope to inspire a spectator-friendly future for electric-powered off-road racing.
CAKE is a Swedish company with a clear mission to contribute to speeding up the transition towards a zero-emission society, by combining excitement and responsibility in its development of light, quiet, and clean high performance electric off-road motorcycles. Its first model, the Kalk, debuted at Denver’s OR and Munich’s ISPO shows in January 2018, and has received numerous accolades, including the 2019 and 2020 Red Dot Design Award and “Best in Show” designation by several outdoor industry publications. In 2019, CAKE launched the Kalk&, a street-legal motorcycle as well as Ösa+ and Ösa Lite, a utility platform with an integrated power station and off-road capabilities. Kalk INK debuted in March 2020 with the street-legal Kalk INK SL entering the line in April 2020.
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