Electric Motorcycle Racing
The Australian FX-Superbike Championship is a national series covering 6 rounds, starting in mid March and ending in early November.
In 2011 they will partner with TTXGP to include electric superbike racing for the first time creating an Australian national e-championship.
The Italian electric superbike, the eCRP 1.0 is no longer a secret. The Right Honorable Lord Drayson, UK Minister for Science and Innovation, unveiled the super sports motorcycle built by CRP Racing and launched for the first time at the Motorsports Industry Association (MIA) Green Conference in Birmingham, UK.
Roehr Motorcycles the maker of the powerful American production sportbike, the 180hp, 1250sc, will introduce a line of electric sport and racing motorcycles in the spring of this year.
The new eRoehr model range will consist of two models, the powerful eSuperbike and the lower spec’d eSupersport. Both models will feature state-of-the-art AC induction motor, and advanced high energy, Lithium ion battery technologies. Fresh, modern styling, combined with advanced electric vehicle drive technology will raise the standards of electric motorcycle performance and desirability to new levels.
Zero Motorcycles announced today the creation of its first street racing team and its plans to enter the upcoming 2010 TTXGP electric motorcycle series. Zero has indicated that its race-ready motorcycle will be using the same Z-Force powertrain technology that is currently used in its production electric motorcycles. Few additional details have been released on the development of Zero’s race bike, but it has been hinted that many of the design cues will come from the production Zero S street motorcycle.
TTXGP is the world’s first zero carbon and zero emissions motorcycle race series.
Following the success of the TTXGP race held on the Isle of Man on June 12, the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) has decided to create a FIM Series for electric bikes in 2010. This new FIM Series will be run inside the Road Racing Grand Prix Commission, a great and innovative project led by Mr Azhar Hussain a UK Entrepreneur founder of the TTXGP.
Today, after nearly two weeks on the Isle of Man, the Mission Motors team and their Mission One motorcycle prototype returned to San Francisco, having taken part in motorsports and electric vehicle history. Friday, June 12th, Mission Motors competed in the first-ever internationally sanctioned Zero Emissions Grand Prix, the TTXGP. One stop on Mission Motors’ road to production of the Mission One, the TTXGP, held in conjunction with the world renowned Isle of Man TT motorcycle race, proved to be the perfect arena to stress test the prototype under extreme real-world race conditions.
The Brammo Enertia ridden by Scotland’s Mark Buckley was the first place finishing production-based bike and third place overall in the historic TTXGP electric motorcycle race. Part of the 102nd year of the Isle of Man TT, the TTXGP featured electric motorcycles from around the globe in a single-lap race of the 37.73-mile street circuit.
The Brammo bikes reached top speeds exceeding 102 MPH, amongst the fastest in the field, and turned consistent average race lap speeds of over 75 MPH.
Today the TTXGP – the world’s first Zero Carbon eGrandPrix – took place at 10:45am on the Isle of Man. The inaugural TTXGP is a clean-emission motorcycle race which forms part of the Isle of Man TT race programme for 2009 and plans are already afoot to take the race to the U.S and also bring the race back to the Isle of Man next year, with the added excitement of racing clean emission cars too.
Zero Carbon Electric Motorcycles
The electric bikes competing in the TTXGP, the world’s first zero carbon eGrandPrix, have completed the race. In the BEST BUY PRO Class, UK/India-based team Agni with rider Rob Barber secured first place with a time of 25mins 53secs and an average speed of 87.434mph. In the OPEN class US based electric motorsport secured the win with rider Chris Heath secured first place with a time of 34mins 17secs and an average speed of 66.022 mph.
Excitement is building at the inaugural TTXGP on the Isle of Man as Brammo’s two production-based Enertia TTR race bikes took second and third in yesterday’s final qualifying sessions.
The world’s first no-emissions motorcycle race is now just hours away as the 23 teams from around the world hit the track tomorrow, June 12. For additional information about the event, visit www.ttxgp.com.