TTXGP 2011 World Final Championship held today by the Welsh seaside in Anglesey

As announced earlier this week, the 2011 TTXGP electric motorcycle racing world championship race was held today in Anglesey, Wales. (see TTXGP’s 2011 World Final Championship race to be held October 15/16 in Anglesey)  For the second year running, Meunch Racing is the TTXGP world champions, with Zongshen in second place.

Meunch Wins

The twitter reports (see below) indicate it was a clear and sunny day, a rarity for Wales.  The results and TTXGP’s race report is replicated below.

TTXGP FINAL results

 

pos

no.

Name

make

laps

total time

diff

ave. speed

best time

best speed

inlap

1

49

Matthias Himmelman
Muench Racing team

Muench TTE

9

15:16.621

74.229

1:39.311

76.124

9

2

59

Ho Chi Fung
Zongshen

Zongshen

9

15:56.783

+40.162

71.113

1:45.177

71.879

2

3

48

Richie Welsh
Arc EV

 

9

16:40.390

+1:23.769

68.013

1.48.787

69.494

2

4

53

Davd Hallet
David Hallet Racing

Mavizen TTX02

8

1:40.573

1lap

64.301

1:55.179

65.637

2

Throughout the race the TTXGP twitter account posted these updates:-

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    TTXGP FINAL; Himmelmann lifts the trophy for the second consecutive year!

    17th October 2011

    TTXGP PRESS OFFICE

     

    TTXGP World Champions 2011 are Muench Racing.

    12 rounds, 3 continents, 1 champion. A rewarding end to a very challenging 2011. The TTXGP World Championship 2011 concluded in Anglesey on Oct 15/16 and proved to be a thrilling exhibition of technology and talent.

    The Spectators were treated to an exciting first practise of the day, a mixed and open grid of petrol bikes of all shapes and sizes alongside the futuristic electric TTXGP machines.  Whilst the electrics were permitted to start the practise by the ACU,  it was from the back of the grid, but to the amazement of spectators; the Münch Machine piloted by Matthias Himmelmann gave chase the best out there whilst the light nimble bike of Ho Chi Fung from China’s Zongshen was certainly mid field of the 400cc bikes out on the track this weekend. 

    The paddock was charged with talk of the Electric Bikes with crowds coming through the TTXGP paddock area.  It was a fantastic reception for the teams by the local fans and that coupled with the fact that Anglesey strives toward sustainability and energy efficiency in motor sport making it the perfect partner for TTXGP.  The Circuit uses wind to provide energy to the paddock….

    Sadly the day did not start well for all with Team Zongshen losing one of its two bikes due to a cell failure that could not be recovered.  However Ho Chi Fung did the team proud flying round the track on a fault free morning practice as well throughtout the race.  It was the best and most confident we have seen this rider all season.  The technical track suited the bike well and the fans were certainly impressed.  With an average race speed of 71.113 he was only 3 seconds slower on his brushed DC powered bike on average than the AC engine of the Muench TTE.  Ho Chi Fung commented “Im very happy. I worked hard with the engineers and mechanics from the start of the season. We gained confidence and gradually increased the speed of the bike…To be 2nd in the Euro championship was unexpected, and lucky (in out 1st year). Some of the other teams had problems . We have gained good experience this year, and will take that knowledge forward to next year and the future.”

    No. 48 Matthias Himmelman for Muench Racing was by far the star of the show; over 4 seconds faster on every lap than his closest rival Himmelman looked strong from start to finish. Himmelmann was leading by a very impressive 21.4 seconds, into 7th lap and looked untouchable.  His fastest lap time of 1:39:311 was comparable to the 600cc bikes on the track that weekend and demonstrated a significant improvement year on year.  By the 9th and final lap he was simply flying, finishing 40.162 second ahead of his nearest rival, Ho Chi Fung of Zongshen.  The win represents the second consecutive year at the top of the pile of world electric race teams.

    This was an amazing turnaround for the team after a major technical failure in the opening round of the Euro Championship. Racer Matthias Himmelman said “I worked hard over the winter riding bicycles and weight training, to get fitter for this seasonand it has paid off, I will continue to do this for the future. My favorite race of the season was SPA francorchamps, it is an amazing circuit. All the development that we do with these race bikes goes into our plan to make production bikes.’

    The teams cheif engineer Thomas Schuright added “We had a hard start to our season losing the first bike, and also after Laguna Seca we made some modifications to our motor which made us a lot faster …We plan in the future to not only ride our electric powered race bikes, but to charge them at the track through renewable energy such as solar panels” 

    The bike has been getting better and better with every race and the team have some exciting plans for the future… with more than just hints of a production racer for sale or hire soon they are certainly one to follow very closely in the coming months.

    Credit all photos by Neil Lambert

    TTXGP FINAL results

     

    pos

    no.

    Name

    make

    laps

    total time

    diff

    ave. speed

    best time

    best speed

    inlap

    1

    49

    Matthias Himmelman
    Muench Racing team

    Muench TTE

    9

    15:16.621

    74.229

    1:39.311

    76.124

    9

    2

    59

    Ho Chi Fung
    Zongshen

    Zongshen

    9

    15:56.783

    +40.162

    71.113

    1:45.177

    71.879

    2

    3

    48

    Richie Welsh
    Arc EV

     

    9

    16:40.390

    +1:23.769

    68.013

    1.48.787

    69.494

    2

    4

    53

    Davd Hallet
    David Hallet Racing

    Mavizen TTX02

    8

    1:40.573

    1lap

    64.301

    1:55.179

    65.637

    2

     

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    About David Herron

    David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

    About David Herron

    David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

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