The TTXGP eGrandPrix is to launch zero-carbon motorcycle racing into the USA with an exhibition appearance at the annual American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Vintage Motorcycle Days festival at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The exhibition appearances will take place between July 24 and July 26, 2009, and will showcase a number of the teams taking part in the inaugural eGrandPrix on the Isle of Man.
The global interest created by the Isle of Man TTXGP prompted the eGrandPrix organisers to take the race on tour to enable a wider audience to see first-hand the exciting reality that is zero-carbon motorcycle racing. The eGrandPrix has already taken the step of setting up a US office ahead of its first appearance in America. The US office will work to develop the eGrandPrix in US markets by promoting eGrandPrix events and building relationships with teams, riders and sponsors.
Jeremy Burne, an expert in developing transatlantic ties for businesses within the automotive and motorsport industries, will be heading up the US eGrandPrix office. Jeremy has previously served as the British Vice Consul in Cleveland and has worked with a number of British client companies including Financial Times Automotive, Jaguar Cars and Eurotunnel Developments. In 2002, Jeremy was awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for service to the British Motor Industry in the USA. He is also the US Director for the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA).
Jeremy said, “The eGrandPrix is an incredible venture and I feel very proud to be responsible for introducing it to the US. With the eGrandPrix we have an opportunity to drive significant changes within motor sport and within the motoring industry. The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days event will provide the ideal platform from which to begin this important work.
Azhar Hussain, founder of the TTXGP eGrandPrix, said: “With Jeremy on board to head up our new US office and with our exhibition event at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days fast approaching, we’re ready to extend the eGrandPrix to America. As a nation with a passion for motorcycling and a strong heritage in automotive innovation, the US represents a very important market for us.”
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