TTXGP double-header features debuts in Canada and the UK

The TTXGP held its first double-header this weekend with Mosport International Raceway in Toronto, Canada providing the backdrop for the third race in the North American series and Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit setting the scene for the first event in the UK edition. Though only five teams made the trek to the "Great White North" – organizers say local interest was strong and speculated next season will see a larger field – the starting grid across the pond held nine entries, with teams coming from places like India and Sweden to participate.

At Mosport, Michael Barnes took the top spot on the podium with the same ease as the last race at Road America. The green flag dropped and the bright yellow bike from Team Lightning was gone, leaving the rest to fight it out for the remaining two spots on the podium. Sentimental favorite Thad Wolff put his electrified antique Norton featherlight frame back on the podium with a commanding performance while Jennifer Bromme of Team Werkstatt claimed third on her Mavizen TTX02. The North American series winds up on the 15th of August at Virginia International Raceway.

Meanwhile, in sunny England, the UK series got off to a great start with the machines entered being very competitive with each other. There was also some drama with Jenny Tinmouth having her front wheel go out from under her in qualifying just after having secured the pole position. Impressively, both she and the bike made it back to the track to take 3rd place, a mere second behind Rob Moon – the other rider for Team Agni – and seven seconds behind the winner. Speaking of winners, Jim Lovell brought home the bacon for Tork India. This team was originally formed by several engineering students in 2007 to contest last year's TTXGP on the Isle of Man. They managed a third place in the open class at that event and have really stepped it up to get the top result with their second build. British fans will be able to see the race for themselves on ESPN UK this Thursday with races from the North American series being televised each evening until then. Next round on the UK calender happens July 25th at Anglsey Circuit.

[Source: TTXGP]

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