http://www.wired.com, By Damon Lavrinc
Its a huge win for the upstart TTXGP series and smart move by the The Fιdιration 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, its 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.