“Motorcycle team races to next level of worldwide competition”
BLACKSBURG, Va., July 25, 2012 – A team of Virginia Tech College of Engineering undergraduate students this week will take its self-built electric-powered motorcycle to the third-round race of the North American TTXGP eGrandPrIx competition. If the team finishes in one of the top slots as it did at the second round in late June, the Battery Operated Land Transportation team could be on the path toward a world champion race at Daytona International Speedway this fall.
The team’s placement so far in the Time Trial Xtreme Grand Prix competition, the world’s first “zero toxic emissions” motorcycle race series, already is thrilling and winning prizes. It is the only university student-led team in the entire competition, going up against professional bike-building teams such as MotoCzysz and others from across North America.