TTXGP sets the standards for electric-powered motorsports

Published: 14 December 2009

TTXGP has recently announced its UK and North America zero emissions racing programme for 2010 including a return trip to the Isle of Man.

From one event in 2009, TTXGP has leapt into double figures for 2010, which, perhaps, shows the importance of innovative ideas driving new technology forward at a faster pace than previously envisaged.

The TTXGP advisory team wrote the rules and regulations for the world's first electric motorsports race and members of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) sits on the team , supporting TTXGP through its events and venues department.

Simon Maddison is a Fellow of the IET and chair of the TTXGP advisory panel. He said, "It was incredibly hard work in TTXGP's inaugural year (2009), in terms of defining entry qualifications and rules and regulations.

"We started with a blank page and we have not completed the book – it's an open chapter in terms of development.

"TTXGP has set the standards for global electric vehicle racing. All those who come after us will base their findings on our recommendations.

"There is only one rule book and that is written by those who know and those who have experienced it. That is TTXGP."

Azhar Hussain, TTXGP founder and CEO, said: "Too often, the establishment is unable to keep pace with a changing world, but we are incredibly lucky that the IET, as a forward thinking professional institution, has embraced change as an opportunity not a threat."

The IET is a world leading professional organisation, dating from 1871 and has 150,000 members in 127 countries with offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. www.theiet.org

  • Sadie Homer and Simon Maddison spearhead the TTXGP technical team