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TTXGP_at_InfineonThe electric motorcycle racing season is about to begin. The TTXGP will head to the Infineon Raceway in California next week for the first round of the season.

The TTXGP will be sponsored this year by A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate™ lithium ion batteries and systems. A123 will be one of the major sponsors of the TTXGP North American Championship, and they will be the title sponsor at the Infineon event.

“A123 Systems is proud to sponsor TTXGP Infineon Round to help promote its goal of moving vehicle electrification forward by showcasing the potential of high-performance technology like A123’s lithium ion battery systems,” said Robert Johnson, vice president of the Energy Solutions Group at A123 Systems.

“Our involvement with TTXGP and our distribution agreement with Mavizen enable us to remain involved with zero-carbon motorsport and continue to provide racing teams with lithium ion battery technology that delivers excellent performance and safety in even the most demanding applications.”

The development of better batteries is one of the main factors to developing better electric motorcycles, and A123 Systems is doing a great job helping the TTXGP progress.

“Our sponsorship from a leading lithium ion battery provider like A123 is a fantastic milestone that further strengthens TTXGP’s mission to promote innovation and rapid technology development at the heart of the race series,” said TTXGP new business director, Rupal Patel.

“In addition, the distribution agreement between A123 and Mavizen, TTXGP’s principal technology advisory and consulting arm, allows us to make best-of-breed technologies accessible to TTXGP teams, which improves the quality of their performance while increasing safety.”

“We hope that A123’s engagement with TTXGP will encourage other manufacturers to become involved in zero-carbon motorsport as a proving ground and promotional platform for their technologies. TTXGP remains committed to all competition technologies and battery suppliers, but it important that we start to offer compelling, optimized and accessible choices to our teams. A123’s sponsorship is a big step in that direction, and we are very proud that A123 sees TTXGP as an opportunity to showcase technical innovation and demonstrate performance capabilities.”

The TTXGP North American Championship will consist of 7 riders this year. Lightning Motors (Michael Barnes), Lightning Motors (Mike Hannas), Moto Electra (Thad Wolff),
Brammo Racing (Steve Atlas), Protomoto Racing (Ely Schless), VOLT (Kenyon Kluge) and Mission Motors (Steve Rap) will take to the Infineon Raceway on May 14th and 15th to show the world just how fast an electric motorcycle can go.

Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

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