http://www.wired.com, By Damon Lavrinc
It’s a huge win for the upstart TTXGP series and smart move by the The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the governing body of two-wheeled racing.
The TTXGP established itself in 2009 as a scrappy series that aimed to take on the world of e-bike racing. Since then, it’s hosted dozens of races across Europe, North America and Australia and almost single-handedly created the burgeoning sport of electric motorcycle racing. But it was never going to be more than a niche sport without some serious muscle behind it — which is exactly what the FIM brings to the table. Working together, the two can amp up exposure and thrust it into the mainstream.
Beginning this year, the TTXGP – which will be renamed and rebranded – will host four events to be held in conjunction with FIM motorcycle races in Europe and the U.S., culminating in the series final in Asia. Next year, it plans a minimum of six races on three continents before breaking out with its own calendar of races in 2015.