TTXGP/EFXC Heads to Round 2 of the Australian Series
This weekend see’s the Australian teams descend upon Queensland’s Willowbank Raceway for round two of the TTXGP Electric Formula Xtreme Championship.
After a win a piece at round one, the main protagonists Catavolt & Ripperton have been madly modifying and updating their machines to try and gain a competitive edge over each other.
With the racing being so close at round one, Catavolt set about obtaining some new batteries and a new rear hub-motor wheel in the quest for more power, with weight reduction and better handling being their main aim.
With the help of their new sponsors, Impact AV, Newcastle University and Solar Power Australia, they have a new hub motor from Enertrac which weighs 5kg less and is 2 inches wider in rim size than the previous. The new batteries add 6kw of power and save a whopping 30kg in weight. Catavolt have also fitted a new fly by wire quick response throttle.
For team Ripperton, most upgrades team owner Daniel Sailer does are top secret, however he has confessed that this second round of the championship will see his trusty R1 framed machine with new batteries and a new motor coil. As the Ripperton machine is one of the lightest R1’s on the planet, upgrades were aimed at achieving more power and reliability.
There have been mentions of another two entries joining the series, one being from New Zealand and one Australian, however funding has held up their campaigns. Both teams are expected to be at the final round of the series in September.