TTXGP World Champions 2010: MÜNCH RACING
24th October 2010
All teams break sub 2 minutes per lap.
Incredible riding from Himmelmann and Brannetti pushing the edge every lap.
Turn by turn action with a thrilling climax and a 00:00.228 seconds difference to decide the champion.
Electric racing has a new World Champion, Matthias Himmelmann, winning the top crown for Münch Racing from Germany, beating off stiff competition from teams from Italy, UK, USA, Belgium, India and China, making history and setting a high bar for any challengers in 2011. Despite starting on pole and finishing first on the Münch machine, he was only just able to hold off Alessandro Brannetti on the twin-Agni powered eCRP. While second place was a disappointment to the CRP Racing team, it was a miracle that they even started, given the problems they'd had all weekend with the controllers on both bikes. Rounding off the podium was the TTXGP UK Champion, Jenny Tinmouth on the Team Agni bike.
The difference in power between the bikes was significant, yet this is also what has made this series so exciting. Teams have had the liberty to try practically whatever they can in order to win. Although the eCRP had much less power than the Münch bike, Brannetti was able to overtake Jenny Tinmouth after she passed him on the first lap. By lap 6, Brannetti was leading, with Himmelmann gaining on him each time down the front straight, only to be denied on the entry to T1 by Brannetti's late braking ability.
In the final lap, Himmelmann was able to slipstream Brannetti before the start/finish line for an easier lead down the front straight, creating a gap that Brannetti could not close before the end of the race.
The first Chinese factory team, Team Zongshen, finished an impressive fourth and have set themselves up to be part of TTXGP 2011 with a strong platform to build from. Chi-Fung Ho, an experienced racer from China showed tremendous skill in keeping Pete Ward from the Electric Hussar team in 5th place.
Morris Motorcycles Racing Team (MMRT) followed the Mavizen of the Electric Hussar and came in 6th with Peter Lindén showing the strongest ever finish for MMRT. MMRT have committed to return for 2011 with a brand new package and team to build from the success of 2010.
Rob Moon (Team Agni) and Thomas Schuricht (Münch Racing) filled 7th and 8th places, respectively.
Campus Francorchamps started strongly with the third fastest lap, but suffered a mechanical failure in lap 7. With a motor failure, Fastre came into the pits and went out again and finished the race on half power.
Jennifer Bromme of Team Werkstatt from the North American Championship finished 10th. She showed great improvement and went sub 2-minutes in lap 3.
Another team that suffered constant technical problems was Tork India. Despite winning the first ever round of the TTXGP UK Championship, they never really found their form. Although Antonio Maeso did start well with the 6th fastest lap time.
Alexey Ivanov from SMP Racing also suffered from an early technical failure during the warm up and could not start.
The final results are:
TTXGP Final/UEM 2010 World Series Final (24 Oct 2010)
Track length: 3593 meters
01..............Münch Racing/Matthias Himmelmann
TTXGP WORLD CHAMPION 2010
Best Lap: 01:43.871
Average speed over complete race: 120.8 km/h
02..............CRP Racing/Alessandro Brannetti
03..............Team Agni/Jenny Tinmouth
04..............Team Zongshen/Chi-Fung Ho
05..............Electric Hussar/Pete Ward
06..............Morris Motorcycles Racing Team/Peter Lindén
07..............Team Agni/Rob Moon
08..............Münch Racing/Thomas Schuricht
09..............Campus Francorchamps/Gregory Fastre
105.88 (minus 1 lap)
103.35 (minus 1 lap)
102.34 (minus 1 lap)
12..............SMP Racing /Alexey Ivanov
DNS (mechanical failure)
This was an incredible race to end an incredible first season for TTXGP.
As well as completing the TTXGP 2010 season, all of our teams now become part shareholders in the TTXGP series as they are now invited to join the TTXGP TEO (trust.egrandprix.org/) the main representative body for TTXGP teams.
TTXGP 2011 is underway and with 110 teams registered for interest, the future looks bright.
Over the next few weeks we'll be announcing new races, the rules and calendar for 2011. Stay tuned.
We reboot again for 2011 to continue building the next generation of motorsport.
New Day, New Rules, New Game. Be Part of It.
About Münch Racing:
Münch Racing were runners up in TTXGP 2009. They return to TTXGP with a brand new bike and power system under the riders, Thomas Schuricht and Matthias Himmelmann.
Based in Munich, Münch develop platforms and motorbikes with a view to enter production in the future.
About CRP Racing:
CRP Racing is the racing division of CRP Technology. Based in Italy, they have spent the last 30 years developing components for motorsport. Their activities span NASCAR, F1, MOTOGP and Paris Dakar among others. The eCRP1.2 is the first entry to move into the next generation of technology with TTXGP.
About Team Agni:
Team Agni are TTXGP 2009 Champions, TTXGP UK Champions 2010 and have come 3rd in the World Final. They are one of the leading producers of high efficiency DC motors in the world. Based in Gujrat, India, they have taken to TTXGP as both a platform for R&D and marketing. Their production has increased 12 times since becoming part of TTXGP.
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