ECR eMoto Updated Race Format and Demo Rides Confirmed for 2023 Red Bull TKO; Electric bike AMA Grand Championship

The 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout will include the second annual ECR eMoto race for electric motorcycles. With an AMA Grand Championship number one plate on the line, we can expect an increase in the number of racers and electric motorcycle manufacturers participating. In addition to the racing, there will be an electric motorcycle demo area to allow people the opportunity to try out an electric bike for themselves.

Electric Cycle Rider (ECR) returns as the eMoto class title sponsor again for 2023.

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Hawaii’s Sam Bird raced an Electric Motion to take the win in the inaugural ECR eMoto race at the 2022 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout. For 2023, there will be an AMA Grand Championship number one plate on the line. Photo by Rocks, Roots and Mud.

The 2023 eMoto race format will include four races starting with the Hot-Lap on Friday afternoon to set the starting positions for a Saturday morning qualification race on the “long course” (approximately 10-12 miles). The top ten finishers on Saturday morning will move directly to the Sunday morning ECR eMoto main event.

The eleventh to fourteenth place finishers on Saturday morning will be invited to a Last Chance Qualifier race on Saturday afternoon. That LCQ will take place on the straight rhythm course with the four riders racing in head-to-head elimination races with the winner earning the final spot in the eleven-rider final for Sunday morning.

JoJo Toole raced a prototype XE4 electric bike to second place at the 2022 TKO eMoto race. The rider from Arkansas led most of the race but gave up the lead to Bird just before the finish. Photo by Rocks, Roots and Mud.

The Sunday final will take off after the pro racers and compete on the “long course” (approximately 10-12 miles long) and will determine AMA Grand Championship for the eMoto class.

The ECR eMoto class is an open format that will allow electric motorcycles of all power levels with a minimum rear wheel size of 16 inches. Trials style motorcycles and Trials tires are allowed for the eMoto class. Riders of all skill levels that are 16 years of age and older will be eligible to enter the ECR eMoto class.

If you want to try out an electric motorcycle for yourself, there will be an electric motorcycle demo ride area at the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout. SUR-RON has already confirmed that they will have demo bikes and additional manufacturers are expected to have bikes at the TKO to test ride.

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The 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout will take place at the Trials Training Center on August 18-20, 2023. There are still entries available for the Saturday amateur classes, including the ECR eMoto class. Click here to enter.

A separate link will be sent directly to the pre-qualified Amateur and Pro riders.