Thad Wolff rides the Moto Electra Norton during the Qualifying session, of the A123 systems TTXGP at Infineon Raceway. During race 2, Thad set a personal best of 2:00.119, over 6 seconds faster than in 2010. Thad could have gone faster had it not been for a practice crash in which the streamlined fairing was damaged, and meant that he had to ride the bike 'naked' for the rest of the weekend.
1:55.150 was Steve Atlas' lap record for the A123 Systems/TTXGP electric motorcycle race at Infineon Raceway on lap 6 of 8 during Race 2 on Sunday 15th May 2011 - Nearly 2 seconds faster than Shawn Higbee's record from 2010 on the Zero Motorcycles sponsored Agni X01. - Steves laps were also more consistent, with 6 of the 8 laps being below Shawns previous record of 1:56.948 Lap times for all bikes showed a marked improvement over last year. Thad Wolff on the Markel/Icewarp sponsored Norton Moto Electra,posted a time of 2:00.119. Thats a 6 second improvement over 2010, and would have been faster had he not been forced to run the bike 'naked' after damaging the streamlined race fairing during a practice crash. Kenyon Kluge riding for Volt Motorcycles established the TTX75 lap record at 2:10.401. Despite a weekend beset by technical and weather issues, the A123 Infineon rounds marked a milestone of performance improvements across the field. The excitement now moves to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 17th, with new teams and Canada showing their talent for the first time to take on the TTXGP. It will also mark the return of the 2009 Champions, Agni Motors; the 2010 North America Champions, Lightning Motors, and Mission Motors, all with new 2011 TTXGP platforms. TTXGP joins Loudon, America's oldest motorcycle race; linking the heritage with the future. Be Part of it.
The Formulec EF01 is a single-seater electric race car combining speed and efficiency with sustainability and respect for the environment.
Designed and created by South African firm Formulec and its technology partner SEGULA Technologies, the new electric race car is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds and has a top speed in excess of 150 mph.
They hope to establish, in 2012, the 'Formulec World Series' that will comprise of 10 events exclusively racing with the EF01.
The motorsports industry have their eye on electric racing. An eye that's considering whether to adopt electric racing.
Electric racing has long been associated with drag racing and the likes of John Wayland's White Zombie. Electric drag racers have been beating gas powered drag racers for many years.
Now electric car racing has gone big-time, leading to an electric race car series devoted to single seat race cars capable of top speeds of over 150mph, 0-60 times of just 3 seconds, and styling straight out of the Indy 500. It's known as the Formulec series.
Unlike the EV Cup, the Formulec series is meant to incorporate a single racing style. Namely the classic single seat race car of the Formula 1 style.
NOTE: The Formulec series was announced before the Formula E series.