Electric Motorcycle Racing
For the first time since the TTXGP series began this year, a fully-fledged factory team will be participating – the China Zongshen Motorcycle Racing Team.
The team made their announcement at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, last week, and jointed the series in hope to "develop new, clean technology on the track and use the lessons learnt with TTXGP in their manufacturing facility in China.
The TTXGP gave a warm welcome to the China Zongshen Motorcyle Racing Team, which was formed in 1999. The team was the first from china to compete in MotoGP, and it also participated in the Asian Nations Cup.
Daniel Chung (Team Manager) says: "AOS Racing and Zongshen were the first Chinese team to take part in MotoGP. We did this because we see racing as critical to improving our technology and demonstrating our products. We join TTXGP to push this philosophy forward into the next generation of motorsport."
"Zongshen is a leading company in motorcycle manufacturing. Racing in TTXGP is the best step forward for our team to build a world championship winning technology for the future."
Chi-Fung Ho, part of the team for eight years, will pilot the electric Zongshen motorcycle. The team says Ho has a vast history of racing across many different classes, so should be the ideal rider to take the team from China into the next generation of motorsport.
The TTXGP (Time Trial Xtreme Grand Prix) first raced in the 2009 Isle of Man TT in 2009. That event was replaced by the TT Zero this year, and the TTXGP became an international race series using clean-emission motorcycles, the eGrandPrix.