Electric Motion riders Matthew Alpe (UK importer at Inch Perfect Trials) & current e-trial World Champion, Gaël Chatagno, wanted to demonstrate the enormous potential of their Epure electric motorbikes in the SSDT 2022. Their Epure’s were perfectly prepared for the various difficulties of the race, powered by their Technical Director under the wise advice of Marc Colomer. With 2 bikes in the race and after six days with the same 2 bikes over the finish line, in perfect condition and without problems, Electric Motion proved that their technology is certainly not inferior to traditional motorcycles in these rough conditions.
EM’s goal was to get into the top 20. Gael finished in 19th place and won the “top 50” award, for your information, Matthew finished in the first third of the classification.
- the award as the first non-Englishman, therefore for the best Frenchman on the event
- the first award in the “up to 200cm3” category
- the 3rd ranking of the best “new comer”
Gael: “It was a great week and this mythical race was a great experience! I’ve heard about it since I was very young. It’s like a dream come true: 6 long days, with interzones sometimes of more than 180 km/day in the midst of the mythical Scottish moors (large wet fields). For the whole team, it’s like a small dream come true, to see our work compete in a real natural environment like Scotland and its streams. The bike ran perfectly fine. Didier got the bike ready perfectly for this extreme race. Zero problem, we arrived on time every day whether it was me or Matthew Alpe, as well as all his team from Inch Perfect Trials who put me in the best conditions, to finish the days as easily as possible, joining the race without worrying about logistics.
A great week with some days when things went a bit tougher like Thursday with lots of rain and a very long and difficult interzone. We achieved our goal, that is to finish in the top 20 (19th), best foreign driver (and therefore 1st French). I also received an award for my 1st place in the “up to 200 cm3” category, and also top 3 in the newcomers category.
Both bikes worked perfectly, Matthew’s too. The use of the PRB “R” was very important to recharge the battery on the descents. When I was tired, I let the bike run on the torque without holding the clutch. It’s a great advantage with its traction, without being afraid of stalling.
It was a great team effort, Matthew had experience in this race which I could learn from, he finished in the first third and this is a very great result. In terms of the batteries, we had fairly tight logistics because we had to systematically recharge the batteries as soon as our assistance picked them up at the “petrol” pit stop.”