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A Victory for Venturi and Monaco – A World Record Smashed to Smithereens

It seemed a bad omen when Venturi’s goal to smash yet another world record – this time on a stream-lined motor-bike – had to be postponed to 2021. The culprit – the health crisis initiated by Covid-19, the spoiler of many a great event in 2020. 

Originally, the record attempts were to take place on the salt lake of Uyuni in Bolivia which would have provided a unique thing to celebrate in 2020. So the first postponement had already taken place and the Venturi teams were to fly to the South American continent in the summer of 2021.

Every cloud has a silver lining. The Monegasque group revised its plans and fell back on the airport runway at Châteauroux (in the Indre Department in the centre of France), where two sessions of promising tests had taken place.

Do you know what it takes to set a world record? It takes two big runs not just one – at average world record speed. 

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WE DID IT🚀🏍Thanks to Max Biaggi @maxbiaggiofficial and a lot of hard work, @voxanmotors the Voxan Wattman this weekend became the world’s fastest electric motorcycle, by reaching a top speed of 408 km/h (254 mph)! 🚀🏍With a speed of 366.94 km/h (228.05 mph), we achieved our primary objective which was to set a new record in the prestigious “partially streamlined electric motorcycle over 300 kilos”class. In line with FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) regulations, this speed was measured from a flying start over 1 mile in opposite directions, within a period of two hours. The final speed is the average of the two speeds recorded over these two runs. We’re beyond proud, and want to thank all the people and partners involved in these record attempts! and we also set 10 other records, because just one wouldn’t have been enough!🚀🏍 🎥credit: @voxanmotors @monaco_now_ #voxan #wattman #worldspeedrecord #venturi #maxbiaggi #rokit @fondationprincealbert2 Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco Sacha Lakic Design @sachalakic @venturi_fe #motorcycle #electriccycle #motorbikelife #bikerstyle #esports #esport #racingcycles #racingbike #racingboy #speedrecords #monaco #monegasque #monaco🇮🇩 #monacosport #grandprix #igersmonaco #bikespeed #montecarlomonaco #visitfrance #visitmonaco #cotedazurfrance #ilovefrance #ilovemonaco #hellomonaco posted: @norrskenet

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In line with FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) regulations, the Venturi Voxan Wattman’s speed had to be measured from a flying start over 1 mile in opposite directions, within a period of two hours. The final speed is the average of the two speeds recorded over these two runs. 

So it was no fluke when Monaco’s Voxan, with its grey Sacha Lakic-designed fairing, sent records tumbling as the GPS speedometer peaked at an instantaneous speed of… 408 km/h (254 mph).

Given the relatively short track (3.5 km / 2.17 miles) reaching such an impressive top speed has encouraged Voxan to set its sights even higher. When they make their next attempts on a longer course, the team now has serious designs on an average speed in the region of 400 km/h (249 mph). Why not 250 mph, it’s a round number we can all remember. 

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🇲🇨the Monegasque Venturi Group celebrated its Jubilee with space speed!🚀🏍 Monegasque motorsport pilot Max Biaggi @maxbiaggiofficial and Monaco-based electric motorcycle manufacturer Voxan @voxanmotors celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Venturi Group in style🚀setting a total of eleven new world speed records at Châteauroux airfield in France on October 30/31,November 1.🚀🏍The full top speed reached in three days was 408 km / h (254 mph).Venturi's story began in 1984 and underwent a radical transformation in 2000 when she moved to Monaco and became a leading expert in the field of electromobility.🇲🇨The entrepreneur Gildo Pastor was well acquainted with the journey undertaken by the two founders of Venturi and was a big fan of the vehicles they created. When he bought the business and moved his headquarters to the Principality, the Monaco entrepreneur made a strategic choice and focused on electric motors. In 2015, Venturi was again selected as an engine supplier, and this time Monaco technology will become the world leader in the world of motorsport🏎 In addition to being the first team to compete in the Formula E World Championship (currently competing under the ROKiT Venturi Racing name) @venturi_fe Now Venturi specializes in the development of high-performance electric vehicles. Venturi is focused on meeting its global, technological and human challenges to demonstrate the efficiency and durability of electric vehicles. The firm is developing three unusual vehicles: the Venturi Buckeye Bullet (VBB), which currently holds the world speed record for an electric vehicle (549 km / h), Antarctica, an electric polar exploration vehicle capable of operating in temperatures down to -50 ° C,and the Voxan Wattman, which will be the fastest electric motorcycle in the world!🚀WE DID IT. Thanks to Max Biaggi and a lot of hard work,the Voxan Wattman this weekend became the world’s fastest electric motorcycle, by reaching a top speed of 408 km/h (254 mph)#worldspeedrecord #venturi #maxbiaggi #rokit Michelin Official, Prince Albert II Foundation @fondationprincealbert2 #madeinmonaco #monaco🇮🇩 #hellomonaco posted: @norrskenet 📸credit @voxanmotors @venturiautomobiles

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Monaco and Venturi Smash Another World Record

And this current world record we all want to remember is a speed of 366.94 km/h (228.05 mph).

The team set this new record in the prestigious “partially streamlined electric motorcycle over 300 kilos” class. In doing so, they dethroned previous holders Ryuji Tsuruta and Mobitec EV-02A and tore to shreds that speed of 329 km/h (204 mph) by over 30 km/h – hitting over 370 km/h in the process and over 400 km/h in practice ! 

20th Anniversary Present for Venturi

Racing ace Max Biaggi and Monegasque electric motorcycle constructor Voxan marked the Venturi Group’s 20th anniversary in style, in fact setting not just one but a total of at least ten new world speed records at Châteauroux airfield in France, on 30 and 31 October and 1 November. The outright top speed achieved over the three days was an amazing 408 km/h (254 mph).

Gildo Pastor Rejoices a Step Forward for Eco-Mobility

Whooped Gildo Pastor, Président of Venturi who is proud of his whole team: “It was important to me to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Venturi Group’s electric adventure. …Twenty years after buying Venturi, I am delighted that the Group can now claim to have created the fastest ever electric vehicles on two and four wheels (Venturi VBB-3, FIA record: 549 km/h – 341 mph), but also in the four-wheel fuel cell category (Venturi VBB-2, FIA record: 487 km/h – 303 mph)… and in doing so contributed to improving ecomobility. That modest contribution reflects my commitment to ensuring we are fully line with the values of the Principality in terms of sustainable development. So I am sharing these records with my country, Monaco.

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