Found some breaking news on Twitter - unfortunately the postings are all in Italian and the translator in Chrome does not seem to be translating the Italian very well. It's clear that something is up and the TTXGP Twitter account is saying that details are being worked out and will be announced on Monday. This is to be interpreted as breaking information that is yet to be verified, and additional info will be posted as it comes to light.
TTXGP the ITA is officially canceled! [Waiting statement] - Reports background history of the Italian TTXGP series. Claims that "The Federmoto officially announced the cancellation of the Italian league TTXGP due to lack of members and renewing for 2011 in conjunction with FIM."
CRP Racing is claimed to have been the Promoter of the TTXGP Italian series. But that CRP had been using that role as a platform for selling their eCRP electric race motorcycles.
"systems of registration and payouts judged inadequate by most of the teams willing to participate" - Amateur teams that don't have the budget to attend races transportation of bikes. Having attended the TTXGP North America races gives me an appreciation for the costs involved to actually race, but I'm not completely following it as the North American teams are also amateurs struggling with their budgets with more difficult transportation (driving from california to virginia is 4-5 days!). There may be something about the Italian situation I'm not understanding.
There has been a continuing issue of the TTXGP Italy schedule changing, and the FIM scheduling e-Power races on the same weekends as TTXGP events. It hasn't been explicitly stated but appears that FIM is possibly attempting to screw with TTXGP's chances by undermining the race series from being successfully carried out. In the US and UK the series is successfully happening, but in Italy it hasn't started yet.
CRP Racing posted a comment on the blog post saying CRP is a builder of race bikes, is NOT a promoter of events, a marketing agency or organizer. Ends with "Sorry that all the work done and the efforts of these months are summarized in so few words and misleading and we hope in future more professionalism and seriousness to all stakeholders."
The TTXGP relies on CRP Racing for the Italian league - A Feb 2010 press release from CRP stating (The Federmoto website has a copy of this announcement)
- all the teams who want to enroll in the Italian league TTXGP can rely on the support of CRP Racing, the request for information regarding the paperwork, the logistics needed for the race
- CRP Racing will deal with the IMF for all the organizational details of TTXGP account, which continue to be the main organizer and executor, and to whom it will be the decision on admission of the championship team
eCRP, passes the sign still TTXGP Italy / IMF 2010 - Says that while registrations were closed on April 30, teams can still register.
Breaking news and CRP TTXGP - "CRP Racing will no longer be the official sponsor for the races will be held in Italy, but will continue to dedicate themselves to the world of racing. Henceforth the promotion of the matches will be IMF for Italy and for the rest of the TTXGP world to deal with it.... CRP Racing will participate in the 2010 season with a factory team and the bike electric eCRP 1.2 may be purchased by all those who decide to become part of this new generation of motorsport."
TTXGp-IMF Italy: the rate at "zero emissions" (see video) - A June 2010 announcement on the Italy schedule. Note the schedule has since changed.
eCRP 1.2 when the electric racing becomes reality - Appears to be an announcement from CRP that their eCRP 1.2 bike is now ready. The date on this is June 15, 2010 and may indicate that one cause for the series delay is that CRP's bikes weren't ready.
The bike is a dual DC motor (not stated whose - but dual Agni motors are popular and proven to be powerful) running at 92.5 volts, an 80 Ah pack, that is capable of 20-30C discharge rate.