(Photo: Tony Castley)
Saw this cryptic post on the Catavolt FaceBook page: “Catavolt takes Rnd 2 in QLD”
Congrats to Jon and the team. I think. I’m not much of a race fan, so I’m not even sure if by taking round 2 they’ve won, or not. Oh well. I’m sure they went fast. I don’t know what they’re running these days, for motors or batteries or anything… sorry.
I haven’t seen any reports of who’s racing, or anything else for that matter. I did piece together the impression that they were racing this weekend… but that was more from a friend posting that he was packing up to head to the race.
Here’s a shot, also from their page:
…not for nothin’, but I’ve pretty much given up on trying to follow the race news for TTXGP. There’s no information. Honestly, it baffles me. I don’t think I’m the only one, either… Richard Dort on TTXGP Matters even seems like he’s having a hard time following the breaking news, and he’s a fanatic. Whoever’s doing the TTXGP Twitter feed seems to think it’s more important to post shots of TTXGP baseball caps than race results. Go figure.
EDIT: If you want to see the best reporting of what happened, albeit a while after the fact, go to EVMotorcycle’s blog for some really excellent coverage. Here. Kid does some awesome videos, too. I can’t wait to see them.
Not to be a whiny bitch, but it sure seems like a strange way to build a following in “The Information Age”. I can see more information on the Calaveras County Fairgrounds Frog-Jumping World Finals than I can a supposedly world-class revolution in motorsports? Really? I get everyone is busy, and there are very limited resources, but please, bitches. I know several people who’d sell their right arms to edit and publish a feed for TTXGP, and do a damn fine job of it.
Whatever. There’s a world of racing out there that I don’t understand, but from my little view of things, if you had a good news feed of the races world-wide, you’d build a worldwide fan base. Those 5 riders or whatever all of a sudden can tell sponsors they’d get some worldwide exposure – not just as a side-show to a conventional gas race, but to a global audience of enthusiasts, and then, OMG, maybe next year you may have a few more bikes.
Stranger things have happened.