Laguna Seca Hosts First ePower/TTXGP Combined Race Sunday

Steve Atlas as he wins the TTXGP at Infineon. Photo Courtesy of Brammo

The excitement is building as teams fill the paddock today. TTXGP has just released the official entry list, with nine bikes entered in the premier class and three in the TTX75. Already the electric bikes are turning heads and sparking curiosity among the MotoGP and AMA race teams. Is this the next generation of racing or just a passing fad? Although many of us are convinced that electric vehicles are the future, it’s still a hard sell in racing, where people are accustomed to a completely different way of delivering the maximum amount of power to the ground.

Tomorrow I will be interviewing the teams. If you have any specific questions you’ve always wanted to ask any of the TTXGP or ePower teams listed on the entry form, please leave it in the comments and I will be sure to ask them. Who the winner will be is anyone’s guess. Will Michael Czysz take the win again as he did in 2010? Either of his bikes are prime contenders, and he had the newest e1pc out today. Or will it be Steve Atlas dominating on the Brammo Empulse as he did at Infineon in April? Will Lightning surprise everyone with their completely new bike? General Admission tickets are still available here for Sunday’s race. And the gas support races should be quite good too.

 

Susanna Schick

Susanna is passionate about anything fast and electric. As long as it's only got two wheels. She covers electric motorcycle racing events, test rides electric motorcycles, and interviews industry leaders. Occasionally she deigns to cover automobile events in Los Angeles for us as well. However, she dreams of a day when Los Angeles' streets resemble the two-wheeled paradise she discovered living in Barcelona and will not rest until she's converted the masses to two-wheeled bliss.