Motorcycle racer and designer Michael Czysz has died after a long battle with a rare form of cancer.
It was only in 2013 that the road racing world became aware of his condition. Back then, Czysz announced that he would not take part in the electric race at the Isle of Man TT with his MotoCzysz team and the E1pc bike. Czysz had to stay in Portland to undergo medical investigations and treatment.
The name of Michael Czysz will forever be tied to the world of electric road racing, as he was not only a visionary but also a successful designer and team manager.
He set out to build his first MotoGP bike, the C1, which was later transformed into the E1pc machine that would win no fewer than four consecutive races between 2010 and 2013. Czysz’ epic Isle of Man TT streak also inspired film producer Mark Neale to make the Charge documentary. Likewise, the C1 inspired Discovery Channel to make another documentary in 2007, called Birth of a Racer.