North American TTXGP
Worldwide attention will be focused on Virginia International Raceway as the historic resort hosts the concluding championship round from the very first race season of the North American eGrandPrix TTXGP electric motorcycle series.
The champion to be named at this event will qualify to run for the international eGrandPrix championship in Spain in two months. Scheduled to take place on Aug. 13-15, this will be part of the upcoming Suzuki White Lightning AMA Pro SuperBike Nationals presented by Foremost Insurance event.
Josh Lief (general manager of VIR): “With so much news currently focused on alternative energy, the TTXGP serves to remind everyone how motorsports actually drives futuristic technology that can benefit the environment. This event will highlight how zero carbon, clean emission innovation can provide a race series that’s truly fun, fast and exciting.”
With 16 bikes from six different countries running peak speeds approaching 120 mph, the first TTXGP debuted in June 2009 at the Isle of Man as the world’s first low-carbon sanctioned motorsport event.
Founded by Azhar Hussain, an entrepreneur with a history in the electronics industry, these highly innovative machines have been likened to laptops on wheels with on board WiFi with the very latest in motor & battery technology. In just the first year of competition, these bikes are already running speeds in excess of 110 mph, which is within 85 percent of the latest gasoline powered competition motorcycles.
Thad Wolff, rider for the Blue Grass, Va., Elecktra Racing team, will race at the season finale at VIR in an attempt to qualify for a bid to win the international series title. Depending on their finish, they hope to be included with several teams that will start loading immediately following this event at VIR for travel to Spain to compete for the first ever overall world championship against other riders from Britain and Italy.
With technical assistance from James Madison University and Virginia Tech, this world record setting bike has brought national attention to this new form of motorcycle racing with alternative energy technology. The entire team will also be the subject of an hour long Discovery Channel TV documentary debuting this fall.
The Elecktra Racing team will also be on hand with other riders for a press conference to take place during VIR’s Media Day scheduled to take place on the afternoon of August 12th. Please contact Rod Short, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for reservations.
TTXGP is the world’s strongest and most recognizable green motorsport brand and marries the thrills associated with racing with a social conscience. The result is the birth of the next generation of motorsport. TTXGP racing brings together zero carbon race technology with the passion, innovation and excitement into a single marketing and entertainment medium. As the TTXGP slogan says: “New Day. New Rules. New Game. Be Part of It!” For additional information and latest series results, visit egrandprix.com.
About VIRginia International Raceway:
Just named as one of the “Top 6 Road Courses in the United States” by Car & Driver magazine, Virginia International Raceway is a multi-purpose road racing facility, located on the Dan River between Danville and South Boston, Virginia. VIR hosts a wide range of professional and amateur auto and motorcycle racing and track events, and is well established as “America’s Motorsport Resort.” For further information, call 434-822-7700 or visit our web site at VIRnow.com.