Our entry was a Mavizen electric superbike (see First Ride, page 55) piloted by Jennifer Bromme of San Francisco's Werkstatt Motorcycles. We tried to maximize our practice time, as we'd taken delivery of the bike only a week prior. Just before our first session, we scrambled to fix a sticky rear brake pedal. Then, only 7 minutes in, our hearts sank as the bike coasted to a stop in Turn 9. After a push back to the pits, we discovered a blown 500-amp fuse in the motor controller! Stanford-educated electrical engineer Patrick Fitzgerald determined that the fuse was too small, so soldered up a 900-amp replacement using heavy-gauge copper wire. Even so, in the next session, the same thing happened again! Patrick finally decided that the fuse was unnecessary, and simply bridged the offending circuit. This was risky, but it worked. The bike finished the final practice session without incident. Later that day, heartbreak struck again as the bike fell over in the pits, completely shattering its DC motor brush holder. Luckily, a representative from Agni, the motor manufacturer, was 15 feet away in an adjoining pit and had a spare.