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    TTXGP Drops Australia

    TTXGP Australia is dropped from the calendar. http://www.egrandprix.com/news.php?id=328

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    Re: TTXGP Drops Australia

    That blows. Those Australian guys are working hard on bikes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frodus View Post
    That blows. Those Australian guys are working hard on bikes!
    Pretty sure the eFXC whom partnered with TTXGP will still be holding races fortunately
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    Yep this year we are going it alone. The Formula Extreme guys are running the eFXC this year (electric Formula eXtreme Championship) on their own this year. This means lower costs for the teams and more track time. Just like the FIM arrangement they are going to allow the bikes on the track with the "lightweights".
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    Quote Originally Posted by SplinterOz View Post
    ...This means lower costs for the teams and more track time. Just like the FIM arrangement they are going to allow the bikes on the track with the "lightweights".
    Sounds like it may be for the best? Looking forward to the season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SplinterOz View Post
    Yep this year we are going it alone. The Formula Extreme guys are running the eFXC this year (electric Formula eXtreme Championship) on their own this year. This means lower costs for the teams and more track time. Just like the FIM arrangement they are going to allow the bikes on the track with the "lightweights".
    Too bad you are not closer.

    We would LOVE to race there. I may not be real fast, but we would have a HELL of a time!!!
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    Yes I think it is good. There was talk of a split for last season but it was decided to stick it out one more year.
    So we have the following confirmed bikes:
    - Ripperton getting 100hp at the rear wheel
    - Varley bike (new for this year) using an Ultramotive Carbon motor also dyno'd at approx 100hp at the rear wheel
    - Catavolt getting a watercooled Enertrac Hub for the 2nd round at least
    - Voltron Evo with a GKN Evo motor (peak approx 150Kw)
    and a possible 5th bike from Sydney we should be doing great.

    Ripperton and Varley bikes are complete and have been Dyno'd on the same day on the same dyno, with both getting similar power at the rear wheel.
    However Daniel Ripperton has stated that the Varley bike is heavier.
    This year is going to be a ripper of a season.
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    Yes, the reason behind it clearly has to do with the announcement today by the TTXGP. Basically - the FIM and TTXGP have joined forces FINALLY healing the schism FINALLY but they felt the Aussie's were too far away or something. I believe it also has to do with the plans for race classes in the successor series, but while I've talked with Azhar about those plans I haven't seen the finally determined race classes.

    In any case here are links to relevant postings

    http://www.electricracenews.com/2013...racing-in.html

    http://www.electricracenews.com/2013...o-replace.html

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    I wonder what it means for the future. Will we be expected to fly our machines around the world to attend races?

    I think the eFXC side of things will make it affordable, and allow more development of the Australian crop of machines. Let's be honest, we were slow by world standards, and we really needed some time and money to get some superior bikes. Plus by mixing it up with 450s and motards we get to prove our machines to those who matter - the racers.

    Now, who has a spare $15k so I can finish my bike?

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    The Australian series needs more than just track time. It needs proper management and promotion.
    Get your spanners out and start building those electric motorcycles...

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