In case you’ve been wondering why I’ve been so silent about the TTXGP recently, it’s only because I haven’t been able to make it to any more of the races. I prefer writing about events and rides I actually participate in. But since I’m at Laguna Seca, looking forward to watching Brammo unveil their new Empulse later today, and the FIM’s ePower race on Sunday, I thought this would be a good time to recap what’s been going on in the world of TTXGP, the original electric motorcycle racing series.
After Infineon, the teams made their way to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for Round 2. This round was won by Michael Barnes on the EV1-powered bike that had taken 2nd place at Round 1. Full race report here. Round 3 took them north of the border to Mosport, in Canada. Barnes again took the lead, and Jennifer Bromme on the Mavizen took her first podium, finishing 3rd after two consecutive 4th place finishes. Full race report for Round 3 here. The final US round will be at Virginia International Raceway on August 15th in conjunction with the AMA races. The winner of the US series will be crowned and the teams will then relax until the international championship in October.
In the UK TTXGP, Rounds 1 and 2 have shown tight racing between the Agni-powered leaders, sure to continue through the season. Round 3 will be held at Donington Park Raceway on August 22nd, with the final round at Brands Hatch. In Italy, we reported when writing about the eCRP, the championship will begin August 29th at Mugello. Full Italian schedule here, so you can plan your vacation wisely.
The TTXGP’s eGrandPrix TV website does include some full race videos, but races will also be aired in the US on Speed2 (an online channel under development) and in the UK on ESPN. Check TTXGP’s news site for all the latest news.
Photos Courtesy eGrandPrix with Permission