Wednesday, June 24, 2009

TTXGP eGrandPrix America Schedule Released

Exhibition laps? Please…

As we’ve mentioned before, the TTXGP eGrandPrix America ( will run in conjunction with the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, USA on July 24th through 26th 2009.

The AMA is billing the eGrandPrix as an exhibition of electric roadracing motorcycles from around the world. Maybe the AMA have themselves convinced that these bikes will be cruising around at a parade-lap pace, but we think enthusiasts, competing teams, and racers alike will all agree that eGrandPrix participants intend to show the world what these bikes are fully capable of on US soil.

The latest AMA Vintage Days schedule shows the eGrandPrix bikes will be on track for one 15 minute session each of the three days, and a final hour long run on Sunday:

Friday, July 24th – 2:00pm to 2:15pm
Saturday, July 25th – 1:00pm to 1:15pm
Sunday, July 26th – 1:00pm to 1:15pm
Sunday, July 26th – 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Details on the events leave something to the imagination at this point (AMA Vintage Days Schedule), but it reads to us as three practice sessions through the weekend, then a final chance to throw down some extended hot laps on Sunday evening. We hope that more details are released soon.

EnvironMoto is certain that when the eGrandPrix bikes are on track (sans pace-car) they will be ridden in anger and US fans will get the full electric racebike experience.


Brammofan said...

"Ridden in anger"? Maybe Brammo had it right when they pulled out of this race. It reminds me of that scene from "Groundhog Day" when Bill Murray tells the groundhog (who is driving the truck) "Don't drive angry." Still, I wish I could be there. It's going to be a interesting debut.

Christian J Winfield said...

LOL! I would love to see some head to head racing... we'll see what happens.