The TTXGP is expanding to Australia ... That will make four championship series, North America, UK, Europe and Australia. Well, maybe, we haven't heard yet what will be happening for the UK and Europe series.
I've been unsuccessful in locating a website for this FX-Superbike Championship. The official motorcycle association for Australia appears to be MA (http://www.ma.org.au/) at least in terms of MA being the FIM representative in Australia. The Australian FX-Superbike Championship also appears to be known as the Australasian FX-Superbike Championship, and neither name appears anywhere on MA's website. I've been unable to find a website for them under either name, but there are news articles in which those names appear.
The ARTRP mentioned below appears to be: Australian Road and Track Rider Promotions (ARTRP) - http://www.aus-superbikes.com.au/ - And they have a matching press release at http://www.aus-superbikes.com.au/xtremema.nsf/ae002b388f9db369ca2574ed00200523/30BED5B67367F202CA257801001425F2!OpenDocument
Over on the MA website they have an 'Environment' page which includes some logo's from FIM's e-Power material. I suppose that would predispose MA to not cooperate with the TTXGP?
I'm guessing that there are two competing motorcycle racing organizations in Australia? Anybody know?
TTXGP – The eGrandPrix Announce Partnership With the Australian FX-Superbike Championship
22nd December 2010
TTXGP expands the global footprint for the next generation of motorsports with its first national championship in Australia
The Australian FX-Superbike Championship is a national series covering 6 rounds, starting in mid March and ending in early November. In 2011 they will partner with TTXGP to include electric superbike racing for the first time creating an Australian national e-championship. Running to the TTXGP Rule book and incorporating both the TTXGP and TTX75 classes, the new eFX Championship will be an exciting addition to the TTXGP family. Australia has a very active EV community so we are sure to see thrilling racing on innovative platforms.
Commenting on the partnership Azhar Hussain, Founder and CEO of TTXGP said "we are very excited to be working with ARTRP and help launch a new national electric championship. eFXC/TTXGP will be a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to join the growing group of EV racers as well as sponsor a new, exciting, high profile race series. ARTRP is both pioneering and hugely successful; they make an ideal partner for TTXGP to work with and help nurture a fast growing electric race series."
Terry O'Neill the Managing Director of ARTRP (series promoter) comments "We are very excited to be part of the expanding world of TTXGP electric motorcycle racing. We have always been involved in innovative ideas to further motorcycle racing in Australia, we started by having the first motorcycle carbon neutral racing events in the southern hemisphere and now by encouraging the local EV patrons to get involved building and racing motorcycles."
"It seemed logical to be partnering with TTXGP and having spent a long time discussing with Azhar, our and his visions, the decision was simple"
The series will be nationally televised on the very popular free to air SBS Speedweek and also on the Fox cable network as well as be distributed with all TTXGP programming across the world. The TTXGP World Series will also be available in Australia.
eFXC/TTXGP winners will be invited to attend to the TTXGP World Series Final 2011 for a chance to become TTXGP Champions 2011.
eFXC/TTXGP dates for your calendar are as follows:-
2011 Australian EFXC/TTXGP-Superbike Championship
Test : Wakefield Park Raceway (NSW) 29th April - 1st May 2011 (AFXSBK Rd2)
Round 1: Eastern Creek Raceway (NSW) 1st - 3rd July 2011 (AFXSBK Rd3)
Round 2: Winton Raceway (VIC) 2nd - 4th September 2011 (AFXSBK Rd4)
Round 3: Wakefield Park Raceway (NSW), 8-9th October 2011 TBC