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.
The 2009 Isle of Man TTXGP will provide a unique glimpse into the future of the motorcycle, as the first major electric motorcycle race takes place during one of the most historic events in motorcycle racing. Alpinestars will be present at the TTXGP bridging tradition and technology.
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that enthusiasts attending AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, America’s grandest celebration of motorcycle heritage, will get the first glimpse into motorcycling’s future this July 24-26 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, with a special presentation of the AMA eGrandPrix Introduction.
Showcasing the cutting-edge technology of electric road-race motorcycles alongside the grandeur of the country’s premier gathering of vintage motorcycle enthusiasts, the AMA eGrandPrix Introduction will feature new-breed zero-emissi
Brammo, maker of the Enertia plug-in electric motorcycle announced today that Best Buy is an official sponsor and team partner of Brammo’s two-bike team that will compete in the Isle of Man TTXGP race. The team will be officially known as Team Brammo Enertia Best Buy Racing.
Founder and CEO of Brammo, Craig Bramscher said, "Our goal with Team Brammo Enertia Best Buy Racing is to explore future capabilities, technologies and features of the production-based Enertia electric motorcycle and the future of the Brammo product line.
Brammo, the Ashland, OR-based manufacturer of the Brammo Enertia plug-in electric motorcycle, has hired Hardcard Holdings, LLC to organize its racing effort in the upcoming TTXGP event to be held in conjunction with the world famous Isle of Man TT. The event is scheduled for June 12th, 2009. The team will enter a full race-spec version of its production Enertia model.
"We are very pleased to assist Brammo in their racing debut" said Andy Leisner, Managing Partner of Hardcard.
World’s fastest production electric sportbike to compete at first-ever clean emission Grand Prix.
Mission Motors, builder of the world’s fastest production electric sportbike, the Mission One, today announced the debut of its Motorsports Program, with veteran motorcycle racer Tom Montano set to pilot the Mission One in the inaugural TTXGP, the world’s first carbon-free Grand Prix. The race will take place on the Isle of Man on June 12, 2009.