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TTXGP and Infineon Raceway have announced an alliance that will see the Sonoma (California) road course serve as host site of the first-ever TTXGP zero carbon motorcycle race in the United States.

Building on the success of the TTXGP zero carbon clean emission race for electric motorcycles held at the Isle of Man TT in June, Infineon Raceway will make history as the host of the very first TTXGP race on American soil.

The TTXGP U.S. Championships will be held May 14-16, 2010, as part of the raceways AMA Motorcycle Sonoma Showdown weekend.

“With the success of the TTXGP on the Isle of Man, we have shown that zero carbon technology is ready to deliver the thrills and passion for both spectators and riders," said Azhar Hussain, founder of TTXGP.

"In partnership with Infineon Raceway, we are taking the next step and proud to be pushing new frontiers in motor-sports technology both on and off the track.

"Competition improves the breed, so we hope this new US championship will come to be seen as a milestone event in bringing new transportation technology to the world beyond motorcycling.

"We invite the best and the brightest in the world to join us at Infineon Raceway for the dawning of the next generation of motor sports in the United States."

teve Page, president and general manager of Infineon Raceway, is excited to bring zero carbon motorcycle racing to Northern California.

Page said: “When it comes to development of zero carbon motorcycles, Northern California is the center of the industry, so it makes perfect sense that Infineon Raceway should host the first event in this historic new series.”

"This will be a terrific addition to our two-wheel racing line-up next May, which also includes AMA Pro Road Racing and Supermoto.”

The TTXGP US Championship will provide an international platform for the development of electric motorcycles, enabling the futuristic technology behind them to be tested in an exciting and challenging way.

TTXGP aims to drive low carbon technological innovation forward, to demonstrate that clean-emission transport technologies have matured and can be fun, fast and exciting.

TTXGP, the world’s first low-carbon sanctioned motorsport event, was held on the Isle of Man TT course on June 12, 2009 as part of the traditional TT race programme.

16 machines from six different countries, including the USA, India, Germany, Austria, UK and the Isle of Man took part in the race.

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Gary Pinchin

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