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.
Project7 is a Belgian group working to develop innovative electric vehicles. To prove and promote their eDrive system, it has entered an electric motorcycle, dubbed the X01, into the TTXGP. While the bike is not yet complete, the company has built a mock-up and published some provocative specs for this unique design.