TTXGP PARTNERS WITH ROAD AMERICA – ADDS HISTORIC VENUE TO 2010 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
6th February 2010
TTXGP and Road America today announced an alliance that will see the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin road course serve as a host site for an additional round of the TTXGP zero carbon motorcycle race series in the United States.
The TTXGP eGrandPrix at Road America will be held June 3-6, as part of the Suzuki Superbike Doubleheader weekend. "Road America is one of the most historic race circuits in the USA, and I am delighted that we will be adding to our history by bringing a round of the inaugural 2010 TTXGP North American Championship to this world famous racing venue" said Jeremy Burne, Director of TTXGP in North America. "TTXGP is all about pushing technology forward, and this race will be an important and historic step in making racing sustainable and relevant for today's fans and for those of the future. The progress and development of electric race technology is moving so fast, fans will know that they will be witnessing the very latest innovations that motorsports can deliver."
George Bruggenthies, president of Road America, is excited to bring zero carbon motorcycle racing to the Midwest USA's premier road course:" With the explosion of alternative fuel and energy efficiency research within the auto industry, Road America has hosted a variety of progressive, advanced technology-based racing series. We look forward to sharing competitive carbon-free electric cycle racing with our superbike fans. It's going be a great weekend of two-wheel racing."
The TTXGP North American 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. Team registration for the TTXGP North American Championship will open on February 12th, 2010.
Notes to editors:
1. TTXGP, the world's first low-carbon sanctioned motorsport event, was held on the on June 12, 2009. 16 motorbikes from six different countries, including the USA, India, Germany, Austria, UK and the Isle of Man took part in the race. A full high definition DVD showing full footage of the historic event is available online www.egrandprix.com
2. TTXGP 2010 now covers North America, Spain, Italy and the UK and 13 events.
3. Top 8 from each national championship invited to TTXGP Final/UEM 2010 at Albacete, Spain on October 24th, 2010.
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