Carbon fiber products manufacturer 666 Road Racing has announced its plans to enter into the 2010 Isle of Man TT Zero event, making them the first announced team to enter the TT Zero event with a Mavizen electric sport bike. Mavizen, as many may remember, is owned by Azhar Hussain, founder of the TTXGP, which was recently ousted by the Isle of Man, which then created the TT Zero racing class for the Isle of Man TT. This announcement is a turn of events as it was previously believed Azhar would not let a Mavizen bike compete in rival series created by the FIM and Isle of Man.
Hussain has stated publicly he was unsure as to whether he would condone purchasers of Mavizens to race in other series, leaving the issue open. However back channel speculation in the electric racing circles seemed to suggest such an event would not occur. Considering that 666 manufacturers the carbon tray that holds the Mavizen electrical components to the KTM RC8 chassis, it’s surprising that a company so close to Mavizen and TTXGP would be the first to break rank, and look at other series besides TTXGP.
At the helm for 666 Racing is Keith Amor, who won took two podiums in the 2009 Isle of Man TT. Amor was previously without a ride for the 2010 TT, having recently split with the JMF/Millsport team. He’ll be on-board 666’s Mavizen electric motorcycle, which uses a similar setup to last year’s TTXGP winner Team Agni. The Mavizen bike that Amor will use has a KTM chassis that has been fitted by 666 to accomodate the electrical compenents. The team hopes to break the 100mph barrier on the Mountain Course, but considering last year’s Agni only topped the mid-80’s for average speed, it’s doubtful that 666 has a meaningful shot at achieving this feat.
Source: Isle of Man TT