Thrilling start to TTXGP 2010; Dogfight at Infineon
16th May 2010
Thrilling battle for first, third and just to finish marks the start of the first zero carbon world series.
It happened. History was made as the TTXGP took to the field of the West Coast Moto Jam at the Infineon Raceway, California. Teams from across America came and changed hearts and minds, and delivered a compelling message; The next generation of motorsport has arrived. Its real and its TTXGP.
The field was led with a turn by turn battle between ZeroAgni ridden by Shawn Higbee and Lightening Motorcycles, Michael Barnes. Each pushed the other to deliver a thrilling pace that was only 18 secs per lap off the AMA Superbike pace with each pulling 1:57 per lap. The battle was finally decided when Barnes had to stop to cycle his bike through a reboot but still managed to hold of Michael Hannas to 3rd place on the ElectricRacebikes.com
WerkStatt, Jennifer Bromme, riding the Mavizen TTX02, suffered a software glitch on the first turn of the first lap. Having to reboot her machine and standing still for about 30 secs, she finally started her race and climbed through the field taking 4th place behind Hannas.
Broome just beat out the second Zero satellite teams, KSquared Racing, ridden Kenyon Kludge, Zero's chief electrical engineer riding a modified Zero stock bike.
The field was rounded out by Zoe Rem riding a modified commuter bike from Pril Motors. John Wild from Square Wave and Jason Lauritzen from Electric MotorSports brought up the rear.
Notable mentions to Spencer Smith from Volt and Thad Wolff from Team Electra who retired due to mechanical failures on lap 9 and lap 3 respectively.
The adventure continues on June 4th, 2010 with Round 2 at Road America Elkhart Lake, WI, and beyond as we build towards the grand final for the world in Albacete in October 2010.
These teams also begin their journey to become partners in TTXGP with the TEO (trust.egrandprix.org).
TTXGP. New Day, New Rules, New Game. Be Part of It.
Stay tuned for interviews and up close race footage.
Big thanks to Photographers Paul Breski, Martin Solis and Manesh Jhala
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