TTXGP partners with UEM, announces eGrandPrix European Championship at Albacete

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TTXGP_Albacete.jpgMC24 has broken news that the 2010 eGrandPrix race season will now culminate with a championship race organized by the European Motorcycle Union at Spain’s Albacete circuit. The date has yet to be announced, but the addition of this championship gives the fledgling electric motorcycle racing organization not only four-race national series in the UK and Italy and three races in North America, but also a headline event at the Isle of Man TT and now an officially sanctioned European Championship event. That makes the FIM and its e-Power series look a little silly. After splitting with TTXGP and stealing its rules, the FIM is left with something it calls a “World Championship,” but no participating teams and only a handful of tentative dates. Full list of circuits, dates and participating teams below. >

TTXGP UK series
3rd & 4th July Cadwell Park
17th & 18th July Snetterton
11th September Castle Combe
2nd & 3rd October Brands Hatch

TTXGP North America Championship
May 14-16, 2010: Infineon
July 8 – 11, 2010: Mosport
August 13 – 15, 2010: VIR

TTXGP Italian series
4 races to be confirmed.

TTXGP Final / UEM European Championship
Date TBA: Albacete, Spain

TTXGP at 2010 Isle of Man TT races
May 29th – June 11th, 2010:  Isle of Man

Teams so far
Mission Motors
Zero Motorcycles
Team Agni
CRP Racing

via MC24.no

  • http://muthalovin.com the_doctor

    Wes, are you and Grant planning on going to VIR instead of Infineon now?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      @The Doctor: who knows, but I hate Virginia’s speed enforcement so even though it’s easier to get there I may give it a miss.

      @Jordan: separate series.

  • W

    Many probably don’t remember but this same thing happened in snowboarding. At one time there was a sanctioning body created by the boarders themselves and the international ski sanctioning body. One day the International body decided to take over. There were a few years that some of the best riders didn’t compete in the important competitions but, in the end, the international body had the resources, the credibility, and the ability to stand the test of time.

  • Jordan

    Are these separate series, or do they expect these teams to travel to 13 events all over the US, UK, and Europe? That would be a very expensive series to run in.

  • bobx

    what bike is that in the picture?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler
  • Matthew

    I’m curious if FIM is rethinking that split. If so I’m also wondering if TTXGP would take them back if the asked.

    Meh. I doubt it on both counts.

  • http://www.brammofan.com Brammofan

    Actually, Azhar Hussain has said that one day, he hopes to work with the FIM again. He’s not a bridge-burner, from what I can tell.

  • http://www.egrandprix.com TTXGP

    Hi Guys,

    Date for TTXGP Final/UEM 2010 is October 24th, 2010.

    Each team only needs to go to the national championships. Points are awarded for team and rider.

    Best 6 teams from each national championship will be invited to Albacete for the final.

    The Isle of Man is a standalone event and not tied to any national championship due to its unique rider and technology challenges.

    Hope to see you all soon.

    Thanks,

    TTXGP.

  • The Grudz

    Either way this can’t be bad. I’d rather see two bodies competing than none at all. It’s great to see so much support for alternative energy. Anyone hiring in SoCal?

  • Matthew

    @The Grudz,

    Yep.

    http://hugeinc.com/careers/

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