James Hiller seems to not have a bike to ride in the TT ZERO, according to a post on ElMoto by a member of one of the teams. However, some ManTTX and Brunel Univ have both shown up. That makes the entry list a little longer than I posted the other day.
Darvill Racing won't be in today's practice session - an hour ago they posted a picture of an Empulse R on the Ferry, on Facebook, meaning they won't be able to prep it in time to go around the mountain.
Going by Manx Radio reporting from the field, these are the entries and the order they left:
- Bruce Anstey - Mugen Shinden
- Mark Miller - Team Vercarmoto
- Rob Barber - Buckeye Current
- Rob Wilson - Team Sarolea
- John McGuiness - Mugen Shinden
- Russ Mountford - ARC EV Engineering
- Brunel University Racing - Paul Owen - based on a Triumph.
Missing at least one machine from the entry list. Dave Moffit was unable to get to the starting line.
Michael Rutter was unable to secure a new ride for the race, given MotoCzysz did not enter (may Michael Czysz have a good recovery).
Bruce Anstey had to retire from race at Quarter Bridge. A picture on Facebook showed Anstey's bike
At Sulby speed trap, John McGuinness hit 164.9 miles/hr speed. Think of that - back in 2010 it was amazing that Mission & Lightning hit the land speed record at around that speed, and it's just four years later that it's a speed achieved in racing.
At Ramsey Hairpin, the announcer said McGuinness did the highest speed he'd ever seen for an electric bike. The other riders going through, Rob Barber, Rob Wilson, etc, were much slower.
Paul Owen retired at Douglass Road. Russ Mountford retired at Ballagh Bridge.
- McGuinness broke the lap record, with a 111.904 miles/hr speed, and a 20:13.202 lap time.
- Rob Barber 89.067 miles/hr lap speed
- Mark Miller with an unknown lap speed
Big news - McGuinness broke the lap record
Big news - Buckeye Current is still the fastest University team, and came in 2nd
Is this the future? A 115mph avg. lap is possible. #TTZero #batterypower pic.twitter.com/9gh2n4N9ng
— Craig Doyle (@craigadoyle) May 29, 2014
In the holding area waiting to go out pic.twitter.com/VaGUzZvGma
— ARC EV Racing (@ARCEVRacing) May 30, 2014