The first race, held in Sonoma, proved TTXGP electric motorcycles are not slow moving scooters – they are “130 mph laptops on wheels”, fully connected with on-board Wi-fi, the latest battery and motor technology, and imbued with the spirit of innovation that each individual team adds to the mix.
Competition in the newly-established TTXGP series is heating up as it prepares for Round 3 of the North American championship at Mosport.
In Round one and two, the race teams battled back and forth for the lead in a truly exciting contest for electric bike supremacy, round three should prove to be just as exciting as the fight for the TTXGP North American crown heats up. Despite 2010 being the first year ever for the electric TTXGP race bikes, they were already boasting almost 85% of the speed of the very latest gas-powered superbikes. In fact No. 80, The Lightning Motors electric bike team, stacked up some impressive statistics during the Road America round of the TTXGP North American championship. Lightning's best lap time was only 20 seconds slower than the best lap time of the XR1200 winner (about 11% differential.) In addition the dynamic combination of Michael Barnes racing technique and the force of the EV1 motor saw the bike perform only 12 seconds behind the 10th place Harley (7%) TTXGP is not only revolutionizing motorsport by being the first zero carbon racing series, - the TTXGP 2011 rules are open to a webstorm application provided by Bright ideas – everyone can have a say in the development of the rules – the first race series ever to use crowd-source to develop its rules.
Another revolutionary step - TTXGP teams can become owners and share profits in the series simply by racing – the more teams race, the more they own of a special trust set up to run the series.
Electric vehicles are unquestionably part of the world’s future transportation infrastructure – TTXGP racing electric vehicles will accelerate the development of clean emission technologies – after all, race engineering is all about pushing the limits as fast as you can. TTXGP leverages the passion and enthusiasm inherent in motorsports.
Fans will see for themselves how TTXGP racing brings together passion, innovation, future technology and excitement into a single marketing and entertainment medium. As the TTXGP slogan says: “New Day. New Rules. New Game. Be part of it”. Final North American championship will be in Virginia