IOM TT: Full Race Results In For Worlds First TTXGP At The 2009 Isle Of Man TT
Team Agni and Rob Barber win the first ever eGrandPrix
June 12, 2009, Isle of Man – The electric bikes competing in the TTXGP, the world’s first clean emission eGrandPrix, have completed the race. In the BEST BUY PRO Class, UK/India based team Agni with rider Rob Barber secured first place with a time of 25 mins 53 secs and an average speed of 87.434 mph. In the OPEN class US based electric motorsport secured with rider Chris Heath secured first place with a time of 34 mins 17 secs and an average speed of 66.022 mph.
Second and third place in the BEST BUY PRO Class were secured by the German XXL Racing Team with rider Thomas Schoenfelder (time: 29 mins 04 secs / average speed 77.841 mph) and US based Brammo with rider Mark Buckley (time: 30 mins 2 secs / average speed: 75.350 mph) respectively.
In the OPEN Class, second and third places were secured by US based Barefoot Motors with rider Chris Petty (time: 36 mins 23 secs / average speed: 62.219) and team TORK from India with rider John Crellin (37 mins 26 secs / average speed: 60.475 mph). John was unfortunately killed in an incident during the Senior TT race later in the day.
Full race results
BEST BUY PRO Class
Pos 1 AGNI X01 (Rob Barber) – Time: 25:53:50 – Speed: 87.434
Pos 2 XXL Racing Team (Thomas Schoenfelder) – Time: 29:04:93 – Speed: 77.841
Pos 3 Brammo (Mark Buckley) – Time: 30:02:64 – Speed: 75.350
Pos 4 Mission Motors (Thomas Montano) – Time: 30:33:26 – Speed: 74.091
Pos 5 Htblauva (Paul Dobbs) – Time: 36.10.63 – Speed: 62.575
Pos 6 Brunel X-team (Stephen Harper) – Time: 56:27:89 – Speed: 40.092
Pos 1 Electric Motorsport (Chris Heath) – Time: 34:17:30 – Speed: 66.022
Pos 2 Barefoot Motors (Chris Petty) – Time: 36:23:06 – Speed: 62.219
Pos 3 TORK (John Crellin) – Time: 37:26:01 – Speed: 60.475
The overall result of the inaugural TTXGP as recorded by time keepers has been confirmed by the Race Management team from ACU Events Ltd. Two riders, Chris Heath (Electric Motorsport) and Paul Dobbs (Htblauva), who were originally disqualified were unaware that they were required to sound horns while racing under yellow flags and the overall result was not in any way influenced by their actions.
Azhar Hussain, founder of the TTXGP, said: “Today represents the culmination of an incredibly long journey to the world’s first clean emission eGrandPrix. The teams, riders and all those involved in making this event possible have worked tirelessly to make the TTXGP the reality it has become today. Together we have proved that zero carbon transport technologies have the capabilities to thrill motor racing fans and are ready for application in the real world.”
Simon Maddison, Chairman IET Technical Panel, who are technical advisors to TTXGP, said, “It’s been a long road to get us to the starting line. No-one could have imagined how the journey would be – 10 months of hard work from our panel but the equivalent of 20 months input from the teams. Everyone who has made it to the Isle of Man has to be congratulated – it has really re-created the pioneering spirit of the TT. To say, it has been a historic moment would be an understatement. To say, it is watching the technology of the future is a statement.”
Video footage of the TTXGP, video interviews with team members and photography can be found on the TTXGP website at: http://www.ttxgp.com/index_nav.php?page=livecams
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