Electric motorcycles manufacturers are eager for global recognition and the 2010 TTXGP series is THE way to obtain such thing nowadays. As we saw yesterday, Zero Motorcycles have understood this perfectly and entered the competition, but today Mission Motors have also made their much-awaited announcement – they will be racing their 150mph Mission One during the 2010 TTXGP on the Isle of Man and the series’ inaugural American race at Infineon in May. The firsts to sign in before Zero Motorcycles and Mission Motors were Team Agni and CRP Racing, but the grid is far from being complete. Hit the jump to see the Mission One establishing the current land speed record for electric motorcycles at Bonneville and read the full press release.
Mission Motors go exclusive with TTXGP
Mission Motors is signing up exclusively with TTXGP and committed to racing in the TTXGP 2010 Isle of Man and North America Championships. Based in the heart of silicon valley in California, Mission is the current holder of the AMA Land Speed Record set at Bonneville Salt Flats with a two way pass average of 150.049mph and top one mile average of 161mph.
Jeremy Burne, TTXGP North America Director, said, “We are delighted to have Mission back with us for the second year running on the Isle of Man and at our inaugural North America Championship race at Infineon in May. With teams of this calibre, we can really look forward to a 2010 series which will not only test riders and machines to their utmost but also position TTXGP as a world leader in the promotion of electric motorsports.”
Mission first rolled out its electric motorcycle at the TTXGP Isle of Man 2009. Edward West, Founder and President of Mission Motors said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to participate in the second year of this groundbreaking race series. Last year, the stage was set for the beginning of a fantastic race series, and we are happy to see the TTXGP continue to grow, attract teams, and add events to its series.
“We knew that we were participating in something important when we unveiled our Mission One on the Isle of Man last June, but what we have seen in the ensuing months is nothing other than the beginning of the transformation of motorsports. This series inspires people to look beyond what people have previously thought possible, combining zero-emissions, and high performance. ”We will be bringing race-spec versions of our limited edition production Mission One superbikes to the announced race at Infineon Raceway in California, as well as the Isle of Man. These bikes share their power train and chassis with our street-legal production bikes, and feature race-spec fairings. We can expect that with the rapid progress in the state of the art of electric superbikes, that the entire field will be faster this year. Our engineering team is eager to show the rest of the world what we’ve been so hard at work on since last June.”