Feeds

16 teams to field 24 e-bikes in 'zero-emission' TT race

Some big names among them

Intelligent flash storage arrays

'Leccy Tech It turns out that the TTxGP e-bike trial may be worth watching after all. At the official launch of the event, the organiser announced that 24 bikes from 16 teams will be on the start line of the Isle of Man course for the first ever zero-emission TT race on 12 June.

MotoCzysz

TTxGP racers: from the USA, MotoCzysz

Alongside teams from the UK and the Isle of Man there will be outfits from Italy, the US, India, Germany and Austria while riders will include Mick Grant, seven-times winner of the TT; Dan Kneen, who made history in the 2008 Manx Grand Prix by being the first person ever to win three races in a week; and Maria Costello who holds the record for the faster lap of the TT circuit by a female rider.

Imperial College

From the UK, Imperial College...

Representing the UK will be bikes from Imperial College, Brunel and Kingston Universities, and Evo Design, which will field three machines.

The rest of the field will be made of bikes from Austrian team HTBLAuVA, German teams eRocket – entering two machines - and XXL, Indian teams TORK and Team Agni, Italian's Rondine Racing, and local outfit ManTTx Racing.

Imperial College

...and Kingston University

As you'd expect, the US is turning up mob-handed with teams from Barefoot Racing, Brammo, Mission Motors, KillaCycle, MotoCzysz, Cool World and Electric Motorsport – the last two fielding two bikes apiece – all expected to show up on the grid.

With a large number of the machines only thus far represented by CGI images, we expect some serious midnight oil to be burnt in garages around the world between now and June. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less
'Some might find this idea offensive' boffin admits
LOHAN crash lands on CNN
Overflies Die Welt en route to lively US news vid
Comet Siding Spring revealed as flying molehill
Hiding from this space pimple isn't going to do humanity's reputation any good
Experts brand LOHAN's squeaky-clean box
Phytosanitary treatment renders Vulture 2 crate fit for export
Boffins who stare at goats: I do believe they’re SHRINKING
Alpine chamois being squashed by global warming
No sail: NASA spikes Sunjammer
'Solar sail' demonstrator project binned
Carry On Cosmonaut: Willful Child is a poor taste Star Trek parody
Cringeworthy, crude and crass jokes abound in Steven Erikson’s sci-fi debut
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.