I just got word that one of the MotoCzysz packs caught fire the battery pack on one of the bikes almost went into thermal runaway and started smoking really bad after qualifying. They doused it with water for about an hour and then went homecalled it a weekend. How no one bothered to mention this last night I don’t know. This would be one of the issues with the TTXGP series, Twitter, and me trying to cover it from a remote location. And makes most of this post irrelevant. For transparency I have not erased what I wrote earlier, but have crossed out what I believe to now be irrelevant or inaccurate. My condolences to the MotoCzysz team. Clearly a hard fought battle.
No, the sheet above doesn’t have the riders in their starting order. You have to look at the times and put them in the right order. But if you do that (and/or if you follow twitter) you will notice that Brammo is third. The team that was in first and second is going home.
Right now it looks like they simply left because they didn’t go as fast as they felt they could with their “short circuit” battery pack. This will mean that team has yet to finish a race at PIR, this being their second attempt. This just happened on twitter and I doubt I will ever get the whole story. This could just be them bowing out as not to interfere with a points championship they had no intention competing for in the first place. Or they had technical problems that hasn’t been mentioned. Who knows.
But I do not believe I am overstating things when I say that this is a massive blow to fans everywhere.
And, too big a blow to the series and weekend in general for me to be OK with. But it is my luck that a I take a hard stance and then find out someone’s family is sick, or something of the like. So, we’ll just wait and see. On the upside, it’s pretty much a gimme for Brammo as both the rider and the bike ran very well today.
P.S. TTX75 bikes are (way) faster than eSuperstock bikes who have bigger packs. And, I bet the TTX75 bikes didn’t cost as much. Hmmmm.