Looking for Some Electrifying Excitement This Weekend?

If you’re anywhere near Monterey, CA, you’re in luck. As a support race for MotoGP, the ePower TTXGP race will be held this Sunday, July 29th at the spectacular Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. One day tickets are just $70. Read all about last year’s nail-biting finish here and check out some of our coverage from this year’s TT Zero, where some of the very same bikes you’ll see this weekend made history last month.

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ePower/TTXGP Race Report | Laguna Seca 2011

Mission Motors took an easy first place over MotoCzysz, but Michael Czysz was the first to admit it’s him, not the bike. Only one year later, the electric motorcycles are all running about 10 seconds faster than before. Czysz was able to drop a few seconds, but not enough to compete against AMA Pro racer Steve Rapp.

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Photo Gallery | Friday | ePower/TTXGP

The first practice session was uneventful for most, but Thad Wolff’s Moto Electra motor caught fire, forcing him to ride into the gravel at Turn 4. Another bike that was on fire, but in a good way, was the Mission R. Because this is a brand-new bike which had yet to turn a wheel, many people had been doubtful of its potential.

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Laguna Seca Hosts First ePower/TTXGP Combined Race Sunday

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.

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Is Gas-Powered Racing Innovation Dead?

Event attendance at NASCAR, MotoGP and other series has plummeted during the recession.
Formula One and MotoGP fans and racers alike complain that excessive use of electronics has ruined the sport by making it less competitive.
The new Moto2 spec engine class is by far the most competitive and exciting, yet comparatively low-tech.
Electric motorcycle racing series TTXGP has spawned more innovation halfway through its first season than quite possibly the entire ICE motorcycle industry has over the past decade.

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