News TTXGP: North America Final at VIR

TTXGP: North America Final at VIR

Electric Motorcycle Racing

After three exciting rounds, the TTXGP North American Championship reaches its pinnacle race: the final at Virirginia International Raceway.

On Sunday, Aug. 15, teams will take to the start line for the last time to battle it out for the final standings in the Championship and fight for a place in the TTXGP Grand Final in Albacete, Spain.

Virginia International Raceway is located in Southern Virginia between Danville and South Boston and is regarded as one of the world’s finest road courses, making it a fantastic location for the TTXGP North American Championship Final and we’re confident that the inaugural year will go out with a bang (although not literally).

Unable to start in the previous round at Mosport, Team Agni let Lightning Motorcycles come within one point of securing the championship victory before the final round.

With a point to prove, Agni are bound to be pushing the bike to the limits for the win and hope Lightning don’t score so that the points will be tied for first place.

Although unable to take the crown of the first North American TTXGP Champion, team Werkstatt is only three points behind second place and with continuing developments on the bike will be gunning for a strong finish in the build up to the World Final.

Square Wave Racing has made a late change of rider for the final round. Brian Evans will be joining the team, so it will be interesting to see how he fairs against the other riders who have previously competed on their machines and hopefully Brian will be able to build on previous consistent results and pull something out of the bag to push the team up the pack.

Despite not taking the Constructor’s Championship, Michael Barnes of Lightning Motorcycles did manage to take the Rider’s Championship at the last round and is currently 28 points ahead of Jennifer Bromme (Werkstatt).

However, after Michael, the battle for second is a close one and with a return to the championship for fifth place Zoe Rem with Agni, even she could be in the hunt. Off the back of his second place at Mosport, Thad Wolff will be pushing to make up for Team Electra’s DNF in the opening round and move up from fourth.

Mike Hannas (Electric Race Bikes) is currently in third place, three points behind Jennifer and three ahead of Thad.

The race will be shown, along with the other TTXGP races on ESPN UK and Speed 2 in the USA. TV and web listings are available at egrandprix.com/listings.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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