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eMoto Confirmed as AMA Grand Championship Class for 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout

The inaugural ECR eMoto (Electric Motorcycle) race at the 2022 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout was a huge success. Twenty-six riders attempted the Friday hot-lap and twenty-four riders took on the full TKO loop one on Saturday morning with seventeen riders completing the full course in the two-hour time limit.

The top six eMoto qualifiers lined up for the start of the 2022 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout

Due to the enthusiastic response from the racers and manufacturers, the AMA has confirmed that the ECR eMoto class will be included as a Grand Championship class for the 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout.

“We were really happy to see how much excitement we had for the ECR eMoto race at the 2022 TKO,” said Eric Peronnard, co-producer of the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout. “A lot of people were surprised at how capable and fun the electric bikes proved to be on the tough course. We had seven manufacturers represented and over twenty-five riders racing last year and we look forward to more aiming for the AMA number 1 plate in 2023.”

The ECR eMoto AMA Grand Championship will include three rounds of racing, starting with a hot lap on Friday to set the Saturday morning starting order. On Saturday morning, the eMoto riders will compete in a qualification race. Up to the top twenty riders that complete the course in two and a half hours will qualify to compete in the Sunday championship race, which will utilize a tougher course.

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.

The 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout will again be a three-day format with a Prologue on Friday to set amateur racer starting positions followed by two rounds of amateur racing on Saturday and a multi round Sunday competition for the pro riders, which will include the top thirty finishers from Saturday.

Amateur riders are encouraged to enter the TKO before the early-bird entry discount ends. Riders can enter here.

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

At the inaugural TKO eMoto race, Hawaii’s Sam Bird (center) raced an Electric Motion to beat JoJo Toole (right) to take the win. Toole was riding a prototype XE4 conversion that utilized a Yamaha YZ250F motocross chassis. Jason Smith rounded out the podium on another Electric Motion