A pit crew swarms around an open-wheel racecar, but instead of hoisting a fuel-fill tank they hot-swap its battery packs and send the driver back into the race. That could be the scene at next year's TTXGP -- an all-electric motorcycle race set for its inaugural running this Friday on the UK's Isle of Man. The event's organizers announced this week they were seeking to include four-wheeled vehicles for 2010. Also in the plans are hot-swappable batteries for the bikes, to enable a full two laps around the 37.5-mile Snaefell mountain course on which the race is run.
The TTXGP takes place this Friday, June 12. Word is there isn't a free wall socket in all of pit lane.
[via Visor Down]
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