Official TTXGP Press Release:
TTXGP/FIM - the roadmap for the electric FIM series
5th March 2013
TTXGP and FIM have combined to build and deliver the next decade of top flight electric motorsport. We invite you to share, contribute and be part of the change for the next generation.
TTXGP and FIM have agreed to unify and build a single electric series. We will be announcing the name and branding soon but we now have a framework for our sport that we can all plan against. There is only one electric FIM electric road racing series and only one place to prove your motorsport talent, tech and vision before a world searching for answers and heroes.
We have created three steps to growth for the electric series.
2013, working with FIM, we will be supporting them at a number of MotoGP/WSBK/Endurance events around the world. Following the previous TTXGP format, a 4 round European and 4 round North American championship will culminate with a single world final. This final will be our debut in Asia, where a World Cup winner will be crowned. Now the ink is dry on the main contract we can address The Technical Rules, which will be announced soon, keeping as much as possible in line with 2012 so all the teams will be able to continue with their existing development programmes. TTXGP Australia is dropped from the calendar.
In 2014 the programme format will change, as we transition to becoming a World Championship which will follow a traditional format of accumulated points with no world final. The World Championship will follow a world calendar of at least 6 events again supporting the FIM’s existing road racing series.
From 2015 onwards, we expect to be running the world’s first all-electric World Championship weekends across 3 continents as the main event. We are developing more content and classes and will be announcing deals with new partners over the course of the next 18 months.
We will be sharing more details of classes, time horizons and objectives as soon as possible. We need this to be a collaborative process with all our stakeholders. We welcome your ideas, help and of course participation to build a championship whose impact will outlive the track, the sport and us.
The key takeaway is that we are now embarking on a period of sustained growth, opportunity and certainty on a worldwide basis.
You are all invited. Be Part of it.