New Day, New Rules?

January 22, 2010

I just posted this at on the TTXGP Rules Wiki.  Read it, edit it, discuss it here:

How about an additional award/medal/trophy for most energy-efficient bike?

I wanted to throw this out there to see if anyone had any thoughts about this. What if, in addition to the TT (time trial) aspect of the TTXGP, there was an additional prize related to the most energy efficient bike. It could be based on total kW or kWh used during the race. Granted, this would favor lighter bikes with lighter riders, but perhaps an additional award and an added bit of complexity could be thrown in with some sort of formula that addressed the weight. Thus, there would be a “least kilowatts used” and a “most efficient use of kilowatts per pound” award class.

While speed and handling is what wins races, I think the TTXGP should be about something more than the traditional “what wins races” model. If electric racing is to endure, the “range issue” needs to be addressed with an innovative mind, too. EMotoRules 21:04, 19 January 2010 (UTC)



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