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August 20, 2009

TTXGP developments coming fast and furious; plenty more electric motorcycle racing on the horizon

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TTXGP qualifying – Click above for high-res image gallery

If the inaugural TTXGP on the Isle of Man whetted your appetite for more electric motorcycle racing, you can look forward to lots of feasting in 2010. In addition to another stand-alone island race (this time with a 2 lap class replacing the open class) plans are afoot for a 3-continent, 5-race Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) sanctioned World Championship, as well as a 4-race UK national and a 3-race national American series. The 25-mile contests are likely to piggyback Endurance Championship and World Superbike Championship rounds as support events with the relationship starting at the Nürburgring edition of the 2009 World Superbike series in September from the 4th to 6th. Participants at that single-lap exhibition affair are said to include some of the Isle of Man teams as well as newcomers.

Speaking of newcomers, if you’re itching to get in on some of this racing action yourself, there are some exciting developments that may facilitate that. First, you can buy a £10,000 ($16,490) package based on the TTXGP-winning Agni motors bike that includes a motor, batteries, controller and electronics that you can integrate into your own chassis. If that option tickles your fancy, better contact the TTXGP folks soon as interest is said to be high. Fabricator fledgling? Word is that an as-yet-unnamed American company will be selling race-ready replicas of the Agni Motors bike for under $40,000. The first batch could be ready by February and consist of 40 examples. If your significant other is looking over your shoulder at the moment repeating, “No way, no how chickee-poo/mister-man” you can always scratch your racing itch by getting a copy of the just-released Isle of Man affair on DVD or Blue-Ray and settle back on the couch with some popcorn. Happy racing.

Gallery: Qualifying at TTXGP

[Source: Gizmag via Brammofan]
Photo: creative commons by Frank Schuengel

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