Biggest ever grid for electric bikes at Brands Hatch
30 September 2010 16:01
A 15-strong grid of electric bikes line up at Brands Hatch this weekend for the final UK round of the TTXGP.
The TTXGP electric motorcycle championship (also called the eGrandPrix) will run as part of the packed Bemsee/MRO program, which also features Yamaha Past Masters, 400s, 600s, 1000s, Thunderbikes and sidecars.
The innovative, home-grown, zero-carbon, battery-powered machines, with riders from nine different countries, will have a 15-minute free practice session and a 20-minute qualifying on Saturday, with two 14-lap races on Sunday.
2009 Isle of Man TTXGP Champions, Team Agni are currently first and second in the championship with the Electric Hussars (a team from the British Army) in third spot.
TTXGP, which is the world’s first and leading electric motorsport series, has grown from hosting a single race in 2009 to 13 races in 2010 at circuits over the world.
European, UK and North American TTXGP championship qualifiers will gather at the World Final in Albacete, Spain on October 24th, where the TTXGP World Champion will be crowned.
Next year’s UK dates have just been released. They are:
Brands Hatch: 21/22 May
Oulton Park/Silverstone (tbc): 10/11 June
Brands Hatch: 23/24 June
Castle Combe: 10/11 September
Brands Hatch: 22/23 September.
See www.egrandprix.com for more details.