In a drama-filled race that saw certain electric motorcycles hitting speeds of 165 miles per hour on the demanding Daytona International Speedway, Steve Atlas was first to pass by the checkered flag, giving Team Icon Brammo the win in the 2012 TTXGP World Championship. The previous two season-topping events had been won by Münch Racing.
Daytona is a noisy place this weekend, with Biketoberfest happening concurrently with the Fall Cycle Scene. The streets echo with the potato-potato sounds of thousands of Harley Davidson cruisers, whilst inside the Daytona International Speedway, the air is filled with the screams of a few dozen assorted racing bikes.
This weekend, the top electric motorcycle racing teams from around the world will be in Florida to contest the 2012 TTXGP World Championship at the Daytona International Speedway. This is the first time the race has been held on American shores and so, to mark the occasion – and also perhaps intimidate its competitors – North American champions Team Icon Brammo have released a sweet little video featuring one of its Empulse RR race bikes putting down some fast laps at the Oregon Race
Le Mans was the place to be last weekend for electric racing fans as both the TTXGP European and FIM ePower International championships wound up their respective 2012 seasons with a joint race – the third time this season the two organizations have teamed up for such an event.
The eGrandPrix TTXGP and FIM ePower electric motorcycle racing series have, once again, held a joint round at California's fabulous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in front of the huge crowds assembled for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. The result? A commanding win for Michael Barnes aboard the solar-powered Barracuda Lightning bike.
Matthias Himmelmann of Münch Racing dominated the second joint event held by the TTXGP and FIM ePower electric motorcycle racing series to take the top spot on the podium. The win at the famed Le Mans circuit makes the German team both the TTXGP Euro and FIM ePower champions for 2011.
While you might have passed last weekend throwing shrimps on the barbie, the people involved with the TTXGP electric motorcycle racing series were busy. Like, three-races-on three-continents busy. To sum up the action; Team Segway Racing MotoCzysz dominated the final event on the North American TTXGP calender while Brammo put together enough points to become season champion, Münch Racing handily won in Sweden and Voltron vanquished all at the TTXGP/eFX event in Australia.
The gods smiling down upon the Silverstone Circuit a weekend past were most definitely Italian in origin as that country's CRP Racing claimed both 1st and 2nd place in the opening round of the TTXGP Euro electric motorcycle racing series. Alessandro Brannetti crossed the line with a comfortable 20 seconds between himself and his new teammate Alex Battistini. Third place belonged to Team Agni's David Hallett aboard the venerable number 77 bike that Jenny Tinmouth rode to victory last year.
The TTXGP's first full season of electric motorcycle racing culminated on the weekend and Münch Racing won the series – and the wood-art award, the Faraday Trophy – thanks to a skillful piloting job by Matthias Himmelmann. While the action was terrific and the competition intense, racing fans might be a little bothered by the fact that neither the North American champion, Lightning Motors with rider Michael Barnes, nor sentimental favorite Team Electra with their electrified ant