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The eGrandPrix TTXGP 2011: World’s First Clean Emission Carbon Free Grand Prix

Geschreven op 10-2-2009 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Agenda, Sport
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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.

TTXGP Final 2011

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
October TBC

TTXGP Trophy The Faraday27 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.

TTXGP 2011For 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.

TTXGP Races14 juni 2009: Zo de eerste clean emission en carbon free race met motoren zit er op.

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 
  
OPEN Class
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

Zie ook: De 100% elektrische Mission One Motor

16 Reacties

  1. Erik van Erne zegt:

    20 mei 2009 om 09:04 | Permalink

  2. Erik van Erne zegt:

    10 juni 2009 om 10:05 | Permalink

  3. Erik van Erne zegt:

    10 juni 2009 om 10:07 | Permalink

  4. Peter Heijmans zegt:

    23 juli 2009 om 14:21 | Permalink

    Aangenaam om eindelijk hier op een NL website aandacht hiervoor te zien.
    Ik had me aangemeld als beschikbare rijder voor de TTxGP op hun website.
    Maar helaas gezien dat er geen NL bedrijven of inschrijvers waren geen kans.
    Ik neem aan dat er in NL ook het potentieel is om een dergelijke geschikte motorfiets ervoor te bouwen. Denkende ook aan de sucessen met auto’s.

    Indien NL bedrijven of personen willend zijn om volgend jaar deel te nemen houd ik me aanbevolen als rijder. Heb de nodige licenties en kennis van Man.
    verder wil ik best meehelpen met het ontwikkelen van de motor..

    Groet Peter

  5. Erik van Erne zegt:

    25 mei 2010 om 12:13 | Permalink

    Video Electric Superbike Race – Zero Motorcycles at TTXGP

    This video shows Shawn Higbee racing for team Zero Agni at North America’s first electric superbike race (TTXGP). Shawn Higbee produced lap times that were only 18 seconds off of the gas AMA superbikes. It was a great showing for electric motorcycles. Shawn took first place.

  6. Erik van Erne zegt:

    14 oktober 2010 om 09:21 | Permalink

    Electric Motorcycle TTXGP Draws A Factory Team

    Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Zongshen is joining the TTXGP as the electric motorcycle grand prix series’ first factory team. You’ve probably never heard of Zongshen, but it’s huge in China. The Zongshen Group, which has 52 subsidiaries and 18,000 employees, builds everything from generators to motorcycles. It has partnerships with Harley-Davidson and Piaggio and claims to build more than 1 million motorcycles annually.

    Its involvement in the TTXGP marks the first time a major manufacturer has joined the field. The series, which wraps up its first full season with a championship race Oct. 24 in Albacete, Spain, so far has been comprised of startups and passionate amateurs. China’s making a big push for EVs and it’s a huge market for motorcycles, so the TTXGP could get a lot of exposure out of this.

    Zongshen, founded in 1982, launched the China Zongshen Motorcycle Racing Team 11 years ago and was the first Chinese team to compete in MotoGP. It also has competed in the Asian Nations Cup and China Superbike Series. Now it’s joining the TTXGP for the 2011 season in a bid to develop battery-electric technology and “provide clean, convenient and safe transportation tools for human beings and improve their life quality.”

    “We see racing as critical to improving our technology and demonstrating our products,” team manager Daniel Chung said in a statement. “We join TTXGP to push this philosophy forward into the next generation of motorsport… Racing in TTXGP is the best step forward for our team to build a world championship winning technology for the future.” Source: Wired

  7. Erik van Erne zegt:

    23 oktober 2010 om 14:15 | Permalink

    Meet the New Brammo Enertia Plus – Twice the Range – 80 miles/ 126 km

    The Brammo Enertia Plus is the latest breakthrough product from Brammo. Twice the range at the same weight, the Enertia Plus is the cure for range anxiety for the urban/suburban commuter.

  8. Erik van Erne zegt:

    17 november 2010 om 06:17 | Permalink

    TTXGP Final/UEM 2010 Special goes out to 260 million homes

    Highlights from TTXGP Championship final goes out across the world on Trans World Sport. Distribution in 35 countries across cable, satellite, digital and terrestrial. Trans World Sport will be broadcasting a special feature on TTXGP covering the championship final from Albacete.

    Albacete saw the conclusion of the TTXGP 2010 where teams from across the world came together to compete for the right to be crowned the first ever zero carbon world champion. A thrilling race that was fought at every turn all the way to the finish with Münch Racing from Germany taking the World Championship crown.

    Trans World Sports were there to film a TV special on the race and the championship. Times vary by territory. The episode carrying TTXGP will be the week starting November 15th, 2010. Check your local service for listings for Trans World Sport.

    The complete series is also being broadcast on ESPN and Speed2.

    Source: eGrandPrix

  9. Erik van Erne zegt:

    27 december 2010 om 08:55 | Permalink

    TTXGP Partner With Australian FX-Superbike Championship

    TTXGP expands the global footprint for the next generation of motorsports with its first national championship in Australia. The Australian FX-Superbike Championship is a national series covering 6 rounds, starting in mid March and ending in early November. In 2011 they will partner with TTXGP to include electric superbike racing for the first time creating an Australian national e-championship.

    Running to the TTXGP Rule book and incorporating both the TTXGP and TTX75 classes, the new eFX Championship will be an exciting addition to the TTXGP family. Australia has a very active EV community so we are sure to see thrilling racing on innovative platforms. Source: Electric Vehicle News

  10. Erik van Erne zegt:

    29 december 2010 om 01:20 | Permalink

    Mission Motors unveiled the Mission R, the company’s new electric racing superbike. Featuring the company’s latest powertrain technology and an entirely new race-ready design, the motorcycle will lead the company’s upcoming 2011 racing program including the TTXGP. http://bit.ly/hDU5UW

  11. Erik van Erne zegt:

    9 januari 2011 om 09:25 | Permalink

    TTXGP on Trans World Sport

  12. Erik van Erne zegt:

    14 januari 2011 om 20:30 | Permalink

    TTXGP to race in Sweden

    TTXGP announced a new venue for the TTXGP Euro series:- Track Gellerasen in Sweden will play host to the first TTXGP race in the country. Track Gelleråsen was built 1950 and as such is the oldest permanent racing facility in Sweden . The former Grand prix track is 2.4km long and very technical with all the different types of turns and a good straight. Perfect for electric Motorbike racing as will provide exciting thrills with plenty of action.

    The track is fully booked during the season; events hosted include the Swedish touring car championships. TTXGP will have top billing on the 4th September 2011 alongside the final round of the Scandinavian Open roadracing Championships.

  13. Erik van Erne zegt:

    2 februari 2011 om 00:55 | Permalink

    TTXGP returns to the Assen TT during the 12th edition of THE RACING DAY on 07/AUG/2011 http://bit.ly/e2kGcS

  14. Erik van Erne zegt:

    3 april 2011 om 03:28 | Permalink

    Motors TV delivers TTXGP 2011 to 20 million homes in 60 countries

    Motors TV, the ‘High Speed Television’ channel, provides the widest coverage of international motorsport, with exclusive events and more than 80 championships transmitted in 60 countries and close to 20 million households subscribing by satellite, cable and ADSL.

    Motors TV will add the world’s first zero carbon motorsport series, the TTXGP World Championship, to its impressive programme schedule in 2011, screening highlights from all the rounds of the innovative motorcycle racing series in Europe, North America and Australia.

  15. Erik van Erne zegt:

    4 mei 2011 om 21:49 | Permalink

    Brammo Engage Launch: Six Speed Electric Motorcycle

  16. Andy zegt:

    4 mei 2011 om 21:56 | Permalink

    Brammo Presenting the Brammo Girls

    Brammo launched it’s groundbreaking Brammo Empulse with 100 mile range and 100mph top speed to a very excited crowd. Based on the requests for video footage of the Brammo Girls, it appears that the Empulse was not the only show stopper. Presenting the Brammo Girls!

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