The FIM creates a new Series for Electric Motorcycles in 2010

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The FIM creates a new Series for Electric Motorcycles in 2010

Following the success of the TTXGP race held on the Isle of Man on June 12, the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) has decided to create a FIM Series for electric bikes in 2010. This new FIM Series will be run inside the Road Racing Grand Prix Commission, a great and innovative project led by Mr Azhar Hussain a UK Entrepreneur founder of the TTXGP. The FIM Series for electric bikes will provide an international platform for the development of electric bikes and the technology behind them to be tested in an exciting and challenging way. It aims at driving low carbon technological innovation forward, to demonstrate that clean-emission transport technologies have matured and can be fun, fast and exciting.

FIM President Vito Ippolito

“I am very happy to with this new Series, the future of the sport depends on our capacity as well as that of the manufacturers to innovate quickly. We are convinced that very shortly the motorcycle World Championships will be accessible to non-polluting engines as far as gas and sound emissions are concerned. Now that this important decision is taken, we have to work on rules and calendar to be ready to compete in 2010.”

TTXGP Founder Azhar Hussain

“With the success of the TTXGP on the Isle of Man, we have shown that zero carbon technology is ready to deliver the thrills and passion for both spectators and riders. In partnership with the FIM, we are taking the next step and proud to be pushing new frontiers in motorsports technology both on and off the track. Competition improves the breed, so we hope this new championship will come to be seen as a milestone event in bringing new transportation technology to the world beyond motorcycling. We invite the best and the brightest in the world to join the global championship and be with us at the dawn of the next generation of motorsports.”

About FIM

FIM (www.fim-live.com) , the world governing body for motorcycle sport, is an independent association formed by 98 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 49 FIM World Championships its main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro and Speedway. FIM also deals with non-sporting matters such as leisure motorcycling, mobility, transport, road safety and public policy and the environment, FIM was the first International sporting Federation to enforce an Environmental Code in 1994. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: ISABELLE LARIVIÈRE, PRESS COORDINATOR, isabelle.lariviere [at] fim.ch, TEL +41 22 950 95 68

About TTXGP

TTXGP (www.ttxgp.com) is the world’s first zero-carbon sanctioned motorsport event, which was held on the Isle of Man TT course on June 12, 2009 as part of the traditional TT race programme. 11 teams from six different countries, including the USA, India, Germany, Austria, UK and the Isle of Man took part in the race. TTXGP is developing global programme of zero carbon events that provide a platform for competition to drive technology and innovation into the next generation of motorsports.

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Re: The FIM creates a new Series for Electric Motorcycles in ...

That's great news!! As someone who was a big follower of motorcycle grand prix racing, and regular attended the races at Silverstone, I would certainly love to see electric racing. Would definitely miss the noise though. :)

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