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e-Power FIM Series Offers Cash Incentives

After breaking up Azhar Hussain’s TTXGP and launching their own electric bike series, the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) is now offering cash incentive for those considering to enter the 2010 series. The FIM e-Power International Championship will run in direct competition to the TTXGP eGrandPrix, so this announcement is seen more as an attempt of buying riders out of the rival series.

Aside from the fact that no entry fee is required to take part in the Championship, the first 16 riders of the qualifying practice result at Le Mans will receive 1,000 euros. Furthermore, these riders will also receive 1,000 euros for each of the four remaining races of the Championship.

“We are very pleased to see a high level of interest from riders, teams, constructors and universities for the FIM e-Power International Championship,”
Claude Danis (CCR President) said in a release.

"The riders competing in the FIM e-Power series will have the opportunity to race their electric powered motorcycle and to perform well, alongside their peers who are participating in one of the main FIM World Championship events. We are looking forward to welcome many entrants at the first e-Power race in Le Mans (FRA), on Friday 16 April."

The FIM e-Power International Championship is confirmed to run as a prologue race at the following events:
  • 16-17.04: 24 Hours, Le Mans (FRA) - FIM World Championship Endurance
  • 22.05: 8 Hours, Albacete (ESP) - FIM World Championship Endurance
  • 12-13.09: Bol d’Or, Magny Cours (FRA) - FIM World Championship Endurance
  • 26.09: Imola (ITA) - FIM World Championship Superbike
  • date and location to be announced - FIM World Championship Grand Prix


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