20 October 2011: TTXGP World Champions 2011 are Muench Racing. The TTXGP World Championship 2011 concluded in Anglesey on Oct 15 and 16.
Once again this year, nothing could stop Mathias Himmelmann on Muench Racing. After taking away the European session’s final at Le Mans, Himmelmann took the international final for the second consecutive year in front of the Zongshen, Arc EV bikes and Mavizen.
10 May 2011: In a spirit of collaboration and with the common goal of promoting electric clean emission racing, the FIM and the TTXGP have agreed to combine both series across three rounds of their respective championships. The 2011 FIM e-Power International Championship and the TTXGP World Series 2011.
The joint events will be:
23-24 July Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (USA) – FIM MotoGP WC
20-21 August Donington Park (GBR) – Qtel FIM Endurance WC & FIM WC Sidecars
24-25 September Le Mans (FRA) 24 Hours of Le Mans – Qtel FIM Endurance WC
Holding a selection of joint rounds allows the teams the best possible stage to promote the sport, the technology and the future to the next generation of motorsport. In addition, plans are in development to celebrate the conclusion of the 2011 season with a single, unifying final event in October.
16 March 2011: The 2011 season racing is promising to be even more exciting, and with the introduction of TTXGP Australia in collaboration with eFXC/Australian Superbikes, will see a new continent joining the TTXGP family with new teams, new ideas and new records.
Many favourites from the launch year will be returning to the championship to the fans delight as well as a new teams from countries as far as Canada, Malaysia and Singapore. The TTXGP World Championship 2010 laurels are held by Muench Racing from Germany, and they will face an exciting challenge to retain them.
In the spirit of collaboration and with the common goal of promoting electric clean emission racing; The FIM and TTXGP have opened the possibility of holding a selection of joint rounds to allow the teams the best possible stage to promote the sport, the technology and the message to the next generation of motorsport. In addition, further discussions also include the wish to celebrate the conclusion of the 2011 season with a single, unifying final event in October. Source: TTXGP
TTXGP Euro Championship 2011 calendar is as follows:
18-19.06 Silverstone (GBR)
01-02.07 SPA Francorchamps (BEL)
06-07.08 Assen (NLD)
20-21.08 Donington Park (GBR) TBC
03-04.09 Karlskoga (SWE)
23-24.09 Le Mans (FRA) TBC
TTXGP North America Championship 2011
14-15.05 Infineon Raceway (USA)
16-17.07 Portland International Raceway (USA) (TBC)
Round 3 TBC
13-14.08 VIRginia International Raceway (USA)
eFXC/TTXGP Australian Superbike Championship 2011
29-01.05 Wakefield Park Raceway (NSW) TEST
01-03.07 Eastern Creek Raceway (NSW)
02-04.09 Winton Raceway (VIC)
08-09.10 Wakefield Park Raceway (NSW) TBC
TTXGP World Final 2011
27 oktober 2010: Münch Racing wins TTXGP World Championship and the specially commissioned TTXGP Trophy, The Faraday. The Faraday Trophy is awarded to the TTXGP champion in Albacete. The culmination of world’s first electric motorsport series. 13 races, 5 countries and a milestone in automotive and motorsport history.
Building on the TTXGP mission, to build the next generation of motorsports, TTXGP turned to a new and up coming designer to create this brand new trophy to mark this historic occasion. Designer and maker of the TTXGP Faraday Trophy, Fabian Maddison is a rising young talent in England’s furniture scene. Having trained with one of the country’s leading furniture designers, David Savage.
In the 125GP class a fantastic race took place with two of the most promising young riders of the moment in Europe battling it out as Spanish talent Maverick Viñales and Portuguese prospect Miguel Oliveira went head to head.
The pair delighted the crowd with an intense race which tested their respective skills to the limit, riding at a record pace having already set the best time in practice. Victory was eventually taken by Viñales with Oliveira second at just four?tenths of a second back. Alex Rins came in third after a great fight with the Italian Tonuzzi, having made his break with four laps to go.
In Superstock Santiago Barragán secured victory thanks to an impeccably ridden race. In the opening stages Javier Forés, Barragán, Javier del Amor and Bernat Martínez formed a close group in which the lead swapped hands many times, until the Honda rider upped his pace and opened up what proved to be a definitive gap on his rivals. In the fight for the remaining podium positions Martínez achieved second, with Del Amor third ahead of Forés. The junior European Champion title went to Spanish youngster Enric Ferrer, who finished the race in tenth.
In Supersport another Spaniard, Carmelo Morales, confirmed what had been a superiority in the practice sessions by imposing his authority on the race and adding to his previous titles which include victories in Superstock 1000 in 2008 and 2009. In the opening laps it appeared as if Slovenian rider Jerman and Dutchman Schouten could cause Morales some difficulties, but their opposition lasted just three laps after which the Yamaha rider started to regularly turn in laps at around half a second faster than his rivals, eventually taking a comfortable victory. The new junior European Supersport Champion is Spanish rider Alberto Santamaría, who finished in fourth place.
For 2011, the TTXGP series will have two classes, one limited to 7.5KwH of stored energy and the other remaining unlimited save for a reduction in the maximum weight from 300kg to 250kg. While gas-powered bikes need weight minimums, electric bikes require weight maximums. Otherwise, competitors would just keep piling on the batteries to the limits of handling. More about 2011 rules here. Over 100 teams have expressed interest in competing in TTXGP 2011, a significant jump from the 30 teams who participated in 2010. The UEM European Championship returns to the Albacete circuit on October 9th, 2011.
22 september 2010: Geweldig de TTXGP komt ook naar Nederland. Op 24 en 25 september op het TT Circuit Assen. Zie: TTXGP the eGrandPrix: Europees Kampioenschap Elektrische Racemotoren op TT Circuit Assen
6 november 2009: Nou er komt zeker een vervolg. Dit jaar gaat de TTXGP in de USA van start tijdens The raceway’s AMA Motorcycle Sonoma Showdown weekend van 14 tot en met 16 mei 2010. Verder komt er in elke geval een TTXGP UK Championship 2010: four-round UK series. en er staan vier races gepland voor het eerste TTXGP Italian Championship. De finale van dit zero-emission TTXGP racespektakel staat gepland op 23 en 24 oktober 2010 in Spanje.
Geweldige promotie van 100% elektrische motoren en wat andere zer-emission varianten.
De reacties zijn dermate positief dat men nu al overweegt om ook een soortgelijke race met zero-emission auto’s te gaan houden.
We houden u uiteraard op de hoogte van de ontwikkelingen, want dat deze eerste zero-emission TTxGP een vervolg krijgt, lijkt mij zeker.
Voor de volledigheid natuurlijk ook nog even de uitslagen. De eerste plaats ging in de categorie Best Buy Pro Class naar het team AGNI X01 en in de Open Class was het team Electric Motorsport de snelste.
Final Results of TTXGP: Isle of Man June 12th 2009:
BEST BUY PRO Class
Pos Team Rider Time Speed
1 AGNI X01 Rob Barber 25:53:50 87.434
2 XXL Racing Team Thomas Schoenfelder 29:04:93 77.841
3 Brammo Mark Buckley 30:02:64 75.350
4 Mission Motors Thomas Montano 30:33:26 74.091
5 Htblauva Paul Dobbs 36.10.63 62.575
6 Brunel X-team Stephen Harper 56:27:89 40.092
Pos Team Rider Time Speed
1 Electric Motorsport Chris Heath 34:17:30 66.022
2 Barefoot Motors Chris Petty 36:23:06 62.219
3 TORK John Crellin 37:26:01 60.475
DNF (Did Not Finish): MotoCzysz (Mark Miller), Kingston University (George Spence), ManTTX (James MacBride), Brammo (Roy Richardson)
NS (Non Starters): Peace E-Rider (Antonio Maseo), Evo Design (Paul Owen), E-Rocket (David Madsen-Mygdal)
10 februari 2009: Dat wordt een opmerkelijk race op 12 juni 2009 op het racecircuit van het Isle of Man. De bedoeling is simpel: groen racen. Daartoe kunnen teams zich nog tot 31 maart aanmelden. Voor zover nu bekend is doen er in elk geval teams mee uit Duitsland, de Verenigde Staten en het United Kingdom.
Ben benieuwd welke teams en vooral welke motoren er aan de start gaan verschijnen. Update 7 juni 2009: de definitieve startlijst is bekend gemaakt:
The full up-to-date list of TTXGP teams and riders is as follows:
Team name Class Rider
Mission Motors PRO 3A Thomas Montano
Kingston University OPEN George Spence
EVOdesign PRO 3A Paul Owen
MotoCzysz PRO 3A Mark Miller
KillaCycle Racing /Lightning Motorcycles PRO 3A Alan Connor
eROCKIT PRO 3A David Madsen-Mygdal
Barefoot Motors Racing PRO 3A Chris Petty
Imperial TTxGP OPEN Chris Palmer
Brammo/BIKE PRO 3A Roy Richardson
Team Agni PRO 3A Robert Barber
HTBLAUVA – TGM PRO 3A Paul Dobbs
ManTTx Racing OPEN Dan Kneen
TORK OPEN John Crellin
XXL PRO 3A Thomas Schoenfelder
EVOdesign PRO 3A Olie Linsdell
Electric Motorsport OPEN Chris Heath
Electric Motorsport PRO 3A Roger Maher
Peace e-rider OPEN Antonio Maseo
Brunel X-team PRO 3A Steve Harper
Brammo/BIKE PRO 3A Mark Buckley