The TTXGP North America and Australian series finished up last weekend with Team Icon Brammo riders winning both the race and the championship in the northern hemisphere, and Team Catavolt grabbing the glory Down Under.
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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.
TTXGP 2012 calender includes World Championship at Daytona, joint Laguna Seca round with FIM e-Power
Good news for American fans of electric motorcycle racing. The TTXGP series has announced its calender for the 2012 season and it looks awesome. World-Championship-at-Daytona kind of awesome. And that's on top of a four-event season that includes a repeat of last year's most excellent joint round with the FIM e-Power series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
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.
It is going to be epic. The joint TTXGP/FIM ePower International race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend might seem to those in attendance for the Red Bull United States Grand Prix MotoGP an oddly quiet sideshow to what's considered to be the Formula One series of motorcycle racing. For those who've been paying attention to the evolution of the electrics though, this event matches up the battery bikes that they've been (impatiently) waiting to see compete on the same track at the same tim
TTXGP North America at VIR International Raceway – Click above to watch video after the break
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
TTXGP North America at Road America, Elkhart Lake – Click above to watch video after the jump
TTXGP North America – Click above to watch video after the jump
TTXGP Infineon Raceway round complete – Click above to watch video after the break
Shawn Higbee #22 and Michael Barnes #80 battle at TTXGP Infineon – Click above to watch video after the jump
While the TTXGP may not be staging a race on the Isle of Man this summer, they do have 13 other events planned and have just announced that the last venue necessary to complete the North American race calender will be the Road America track at Elkhart Lake. The storied four-mile Wisconsin circuit will see electric motorcycle action during the Suzuki Superbike Doubleheader weekend from June 3rd to 6th. The other contests on this side of the pond are at Infineon Raceway May 14-16, Mosport Internat