Kennedy Space Center (United States) 18 and 23 November 2021. VOXAN WATTMAN New Electric World Speed Record. Press Kit ©Voxan Courtesy of Press Office Venturi Group.

Dalle prove agli inaspettati tentativi. Dopo gli undici record battuti nel Novembre 2020 all’aeroporto di Chateaurox, i 21 conquistati al Kennnedy Space Center. Da 408 Km/h a 455.737 Km/h. La Voxan Wattman, Gildo Pastor e Max Biaggi ridisegnano i limiti della velocità elettrica. (m.g.)

Kennedy Space Center (United States) 18 and 23 November 2021. VOXAN WATTMAN New Electric World Speed Record. Press Kit ©Voxan Courtesy of Press Office Venturi Group.

Gildo Pastor, President of Venturi Group, with Max Biaggi ©Voxan

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Monaco, 30 November 2021 – Max Biaggi and the electric motorcycle constructor Voxan broke 21 world speed records at Space Florida’s Launch and Landing Facility, at Kennedy Space Center (United States). The new records were set between 18 and 23 November 2021. 

On Monday 22 November, the most coveted of all the world records targeted in Florida was beaten. With a speed of 455.737 km/h (283.182 mph), Max Biaggi and the Voxan Wattman claimed the prestigious world record in the ‘partially streamlined electric motorcycle under 300 kg’ class. 

In line with FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) regulations, the Voxan Wattman’s speed was measured from a flying start over 1 km in opposite directions, within a period of two hours. Under Federation rules, the final speed is the average of the two speeds recorded over these two runs. 

The Wattman’s GPS speedometer recorded a maximum instantaneous speed of 470.257 km/h (292.204 mph). The Voxan machine, designed by Sacha Lakic, set the stopwatch alight with a blistering performance.

On Sunday 21 November, a non-streamlined version of the Voxan Wattman without its fairing also took on the challenge over a distance of 1 km, from a flying start. The principle was identical: 1 km in opposite directions, within a period of two hours. Once again, the final speed was the average of the two speeds recorded over these two runs. The new world record in the ‘non-streamlined electric motorcycle under 300 kg’ class is now 369.626 km/h (229.675 mph).  

Gildo Pastor’s team had a number of other world records in their sights. After these six days of attempts, the final record tally is as follows:

‘Under 300 kg’ class
– 1 mile, flying start, partially streamlined: 454 km/h (282 mph)
– 1 mile, flying start, non-streamlined: 368 km/h (228 mph)
– ¼ mile, flying start, partially streamlined: 293 km/h (182 mph)  
– ¼ mile, flying start, non-streamlined: 285 km/h (177 mph) 
– 1 mile, standing start, partially streamlined: 273 km/h (169 mph)
– 1 mile, standing start, non-streamlined: 260 km/h (161 mph)     
– 1 km, standing start, partially streamlined: 223 km/h (138 mph) 
– 1 km, standing start, non-streamlined: 219 km/h (136 mph) 
– ¼ mile, standing start, non-streamlined: 156 km/h (96 mph)
– ¼ mile, standing start, partially streamlined: 149 km/h (92 mph)

‘Over 300 kg’ class
– 1 km, flying start, partially streamlined: 408 km/h (253 mph)
– 1 mile, flying start, partially streamlined: 404 km/h (251 mph)
– 1 mile, flying start, non-streamlined: 367 km/h (228 mph) 
– 1 km, flying start, non-streamlined: 364 km/h (226 mph)
– 1 mile, standing start, partially streamlined: 255 km/h (158 mph)
– 1 km, standing start, partially streamlined: 216 km/h (134 mph)
– 1 mile, standing start, non-streamlined: 216 km/h (134 mph)
– ¼ mile, standing start, non-streamlined: 153 km/h (95 mph)
– ¼ mile, standing start, partially streamlined: 142 km/h (88 mph)


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