June 2009 will mark the first running of the TTxGP Clean Emissions Grand Prix Race at the famous Isle of Mann TT circuit. The whole point of the race is to show clean and green doesn't have to mean slow. There have been a lot of alternative energy drivetrains proposed and built but the image many of them have in the minds of the public is, "OK they're clean but they sure are slow." What better way to get rid of that image than to have a race?
The planned TTxGP will showcase a diverse range of vehicles capable of reaching Grand Prix race speeds. Racing teams are likely to be backed by international corporations, universities and high tech institutions, all eager to prove their credentials in the brave new world of clean emission transportation.
As part of the TTxGP there will also be an ‘Open’ class race for innovative cottage teams who are interested in experimenting with alternative energy sources. These teams will be required to build their vehicle to a set budget using off-the-shelf power sources only.
Think you're up to the challenge? With all of the smart builders visiting The Kneeslider I would think this is something a few of you would want to take a shot at. We've highlighted lots of electric motorcycles, some hydrogen bikes and hybrids, too, here's your opportunity to show the world what you can do.
Registration opens soon so head on over to their site and sign up. If you decide to get involved, be sure to let us know.
Thanks for the tip, Andy!
Link: TTxGP website