Barracuda-Lightning Wins at The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix with a Solar-Powered SuperBike

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First solar-powered SuperBike to win a race with a zero carbon footprint.

"It’s a great feeling to help bring forth innovative technology that leads to a win like this," said Michael Perone, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Barracuda Networks.

Michael Barnes secured the win at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix aboard the Barracuda-Lightning SuperBike in the ePower/TTXGP category. It was the first race and first win aboard the solar-powered Barracuda-Lightning SuperBike that treads lightly with a zero carbon footprint.

“We are proud to be a part of this historic victory,” said Michael Perone, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Barracuda Networks. “It’s a great feeling to help bring forth innovative technology that leads to a win like this — that’s what we strive for at Barracuda Networks.”

This was the third year that the ePower bikes have raced the Red Bull MotoGP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and the second for the TTXGP series. After racing the series for the past two years, Barnes finally came away with the win in convincing fashion and with much improved lap times aboard the new Barracuda-Lightning bike.

About Barracuda Networks
Barracuda Networks combines premises-based gateways and software, virtual appliances, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive content and network security, data protection and application delivery solutions. The company’s expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email and Web threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 150,000 organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks’ range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its International Headquarters in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visit

About Lightning Motorcycles
Lightning Motorcycles was founded by Richard Hatfield in San Carlos, California in 1999. By 2009, the company had created the Fastest Super Bike in the world and set the land speed record in 2010 at 215.960 mph. The team broke its own record in 2011 with a top speed of 218.637 mph. Since then, Lightning Motorcycles has established its dominance competing and winning in multiple internationally recognized superbike races. The company’s mission is to develop the most innovative competition race bike and use that technology to produce and distribute affordable two wheel electric vehicles to commuter markets worldwide.

TTXGP, the eGrandPrix is an international race series providing a high profile platform for the development of electric vehicles. Using motorcycles as a resource effective development platform, TTXGP enables the futuristic technology behind them to be tested in an exciting and challenging way. TTXGP aims to drive low carbon technological innovation forward, to demonstrate that clean-emission transport technologies have matured and can be fun, fast and exciting.

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