Belgian clean emissions team Sarolea Racing will compete in the 2014 SES TT Zero Challenge with Robert Wilson aboard the bike.
The team, who also compete in the FIM eRoad-Racing World Cup, were Belgium’s first motorcycle brand, established in 1850. Since its inception the team has had a strong emphasis on racing to advance its technology, continuing with the new 2014 Sarolea SP7.
Built up around an innovative carbon fibre, the bike was designed and manufactured in Belgium, showcasing the company’s latest technological developments. During the design process, a lot of focus was given to achieving a high power to weight ratio and on aerodynamic efficiency. As a result, there has been extensive use of carbon fibre and lightweight alloys, reducing the overall weight and producing a very compact and agile motorcycle.
Scotsman Wilson will be given the task of brining the SP7 home, having achieved five top twenty finishes in his three year TT career, finishing as high as thirteenth in the 2012 Supersport Race. Meanwhile, Thijs De Ridder will ride for the team in the eRoad-Racing World Cup.
“The Isle of Man TT is the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world,” said project manager, Torsten Robbens. “Its 37.73 Mile laps also make it the most challenging event for both rider and machine. The TT zero testing programme will focus on optimising the race strategy and aerodynamic efficiency. The combination of the TT Zero challenge and the FIM world cup represents a really ambitious racing programme for us.”