Stefano Mesa is back aboard the Tytlers Cycle Racing Energica Eva Ribelle RS at Daytona and in the 2024 Mission Super Hooligan National Championship. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

One year later, the all-electric Energica Eva Ribelle RS with the readily available KCC (Kit Corsa Clienti) returns to where it all began at Daytona International Speedway where it will spearhead yet another attack on the ICE [Internal Combustion Engine] motorcycles that make up the rest of the field for the 2024 Mission Super Hooligan National Championship (MSHNC).

Mesa scored an historic second-place finish in Super Hooligan race one last year at COTA aboard the Tytlers Cycle Racing Energica e-bike. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

This week’s season-opening Daytona round is the first of five events for one of MotoAmerica’s most popular and unusual road racing championships. Once again, Energica is partnering with Tytlers Cycle Racing team and rider Stefano Mesa, who raced the Eva Ribelle RS last year in race one at Circuit of The Americas to the first-ever podium for an electric vehicle against traditionally powered machines, as well as rewriting how quickly an electric motorcycle can accelerate from the start line and get the holeshot at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. And, what’s more, Mesa finished the Eva Ribelle RS’s debut MSHNC season in fourth place overall.

The 2024 MSHNC is shaping up to be as competitive as ever, with some of the best manufacturers of high-handlebar naked bikes and a long list of talented riders that rivals any other race class in the MotoAmerica series.

With a year’s worth of experience under their belts, Mesa, Tytlers Cycle Racing, and Energica have set the bar even higher for 2024, and they welcome the level of competition they will face since they collectively agree that racing has always been the best benchmark for the present and the future of motorcycle development.

“We’re happy to be back with Tytlers Cycle Racing and Stefano Mesa in the 2024 Super Hooligan National Championship,” commented Giampiero Testoni, Energica Chief Technology Officer. “Last year was a memorable one, with results that went even beyond our initial expectations. The series is going from strength to strength, and there will be new manufacturers and international riders on the grid, so we expect some stiff competition. We are looking forward to the action getting underway and see where we’re at, and then build from there.”

Michael Kiley, Tytlers Cycle Racing team owner added, “The (Mission Super) Hooligan class has grown exponentially through the years as seen by the number of entrants and the variety of bikes. We are very grateful to Roland Sands and MotoAmerica for the opportunity to compete and to Energica for building a bike that has allowed us to be competitive. We’ve been writing the book on racing electric bikes and having fun doing it. At the end of the day, we want a shot at the top of the podium in a fair race. We are happy to have that.”

The first two Mission Super Hooligan National Championship races of the season will take place at Daytona International Speedway this Friday at 1:45 p.m. ET and Saturday at 10:10 a.m. ET. All MSHNC races can be seen LIVE on MotoAmerica’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, as well as on MotoAmerica Live+.

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