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TT set to host emission-free race

Brammo bike
A version of the electric Brammo bike is expected to take part in the race

The 2009 Isle of Man TT will include the world's first ever emission-free Grand Prix.

The Time Trials Xtreme Grand Prix (TTXGP), which is the is the brainchild of London-based businessman Azhar Hussain, will take place on 12 June.

The event is expected to involve racing teams which are backed by high-tech institutions, international corporations and universities.

Hussain told BBC Isle of Man: "We're about to make history."

He added: "Although this is a radical departure from conventional racing, the TTXGP is a stand-alone race and a concept which encapsulates the spirit of the traditional Isle of Man TT."

The race will follow the Honda 50th anniversary parade lap.

see also
McGuinness confirmed for TT 2009
10 Sep 08 |  Motorbikes
Young stars to light up TT 2009
09 Sep 08 |  Motorbikes
TT organiser in Norbury tribute
08 Sep 08 |  Motorbikes
Dunlop will return to TT in 2009
06 Sep 08 |  Motorbikes

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