TTXGP Road America Preview


TTXGP electric motorcycle racing series bring the competition to the historic Road America race track at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Following the success of the inaugural eGrandPrix race for electric motorcycles held in Sonoma just a few weeks ago, the teams of the TTXGP electric motorcycle racing series bring the competition to the historic Road America race track at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

As the first race 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 sprit of innovation that each individual team adds to the mix.

In Round One, the first race teams battled back and forth for the lead in a truly exciting contest for electric bike supremacy. 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.

TTXGP is not only revolutionizing motorsport by being the first zero carbon racing series, – the TTXGP 2011 rules are open to a Wiki – 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 team 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 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". Additional races in Toronto and Virginia will constitute the TTXGP 2010 North American Championship.

Full team list and Biog:

No. 11, Team Electra – Rider; Thad Wolff

Model: 1966 Norton Atlas

Top Speed: 120 mph

Range: 80 miles (Street) and 25 miles racing (we hope)

Weight: 180kg

Battery type: Lithium Polymer

Drivetrain: AC induction motor producing 50 bhp and

156Nm of torque 118 volts nominal

Infineon result: DNF

After a great practise and promising start, the Electra

suffered motor failure during the third lap of the race

and did not finish. Thad is determined to prove this

Antique electric vehicle has what it takes at Round 2.

No 15. Electric Race Bikes – Rider; Mike Hannas

Top Speed: 130mph

Weight: 160kg

Battery type: LiFePo4, 72 Volts

Horse power equivalent: kWh adjustable from 3.6 to7.2kWh

Infineon Result: 3rd place.

Time: 26:44.237, 10 laps, fastest lap: 2:08.587

No. 16 Square Wave Racing ‐ Rider; John Wild

Top Speed: 120 mph

Range: 40 miles at race pace

Weight: 190kg

Battery type: LiFePo

Horse power equivalent: 35hp at the shaft ‐ 8kWh

Infineon result: 26:21.047, 8 Laps, fastest lap: 2:44.726

No. 20 – Rider; James Pooler

Former Yamaha R1 AMA Race bike

Top Speed: 110 mph

Range: 40 miles

Weight: 205kg

Battery type: LiFePo4

Horse power equivalent: 46hp – 8kWh

Infineon Result: 26:24.765, 8 laps, fastest lap: 2:12.375

No.22 Agni Motors (formally Zero Agni) Rider: Zoe Rem

0‐60mph: 6 seconds

Top Speed: 120 mph (193 km/h)

Range: 50 miles @ 110 mph (80km @ 177 km/h)

Weight: 551 lbs / 250kg

Battery type: Lithium Polymer

Horse power equivalent: 73.7hp (55kW)

Torque: 88.5 ft/lbs (120Nm)

kWh: 10

Infineon Result: Winner

Time: 25:33.626, 11 laps, fastest lap: 1:56.98

No. 23 Werkstatt – Rider: Jennifer Bromme

Top speed: 130 mph

Weight: 170kg

Battery type: Lithium Polymer

Horse power equivalent – 80bhp

kWh: 7.5

Infineon result: 26:57.716 10 laps, fastest lap: 2:15.103

No. 80 Lightning Motors ‐ Rider; Michael Barnes.

Top speed: 166 mph

Battery type: A123Systems

Horse power or equivalent: motor salvaged from an EV1

Infineon Result: 2nd place;

Time: 25:51.784, 10 laps, fastest lap: 2:01.457