Feeds

Electric motorcycle world championships planned

TTxGP fuels e-bike enthusiasm

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Leccy Tech The single lap TTxGP race for leccy bikes that took place as part of the Isle of Man TT battle back in June has proven to be the snowball before the avalanche.

AgniBike_TTxGP

TTxGP's promoter is planning 12 e-bike races for 2010

According to TTxGP promoter Azhar Hussain, plans are underway to create a five-race International World Championship (IWC) for e-bikes, a four-race British e-bike championship and a three-race series in North America.

All three leccy bike championships will kick off next year, with IWC races planned to take place in Europe, the Americas and Asia as support for the 2010 Endurance World Championship and World Superbike Championship.

The IWC will be run by Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the governing body for motorcycle racing, and each race will be roughly 25 miles long or between ten and 12 laps of the average motorcycle GP circuit.

So from a single-lap race in 2009 to 12 races on three continents in 2010, the future of e-bike racing – which many thought was doomed to failure from the outset – now looks extremely rosy.

To help ensure a decent field of runners, FIM has struck a financing deal with Team Agni – which won the inaugural TTxGP – allowing potential entrants to buy a £10,000 ($16,500/€11,530) e-bike starter pack consisting of a motor, batteries, controller and electronics that can be integrated into individual chassis designs.

Competing teams from the 2009 TTxGP and as yet undisclosed newcomers to world of leccy bike racing are also all lining up for an exhibition lap of the famous Nürburgring between 4-5 September 2009, as part of promotional efforts for the WIC. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
Our LOHAN spaceplane ballocket Kickstarter climbs through £8000
Through 25 per cent but more is needed: Get your UNIQUE rewards!
China building SUPERSONIC SUBMARINE that travels in a BUBBLE
Shanghai to San Fran in two hours would be a trick, though
LOHAN tunes into ultra long range radio
And verily, Vultures shall speak status unto distant receivers
SpaceX prototype rocket EXPLODES over Texas. 'Tricky' biz, says Elon Musk
No injuries or near injuries. Flight stayed in designated area
Galileo, Galileo! Galileo, Galileo! Galileo fit to go. Magnifico
I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me. But at least I can find my way with ESA GPS by 2017
EOS, Lockheed to track space junk from Oz
WA facility gets laser-eyes out of the fog
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.