For 2012, Segway returns as the title sponsor for MotoCzysz’s electric motorcycle racing program, with the team’s first race set to be the TT Zero event at the Isle of Man TT. Continuing the special sauce that lead MotoCzysz to a 1-2 victory at the Isle, Segway Racing hopes to be the first and fastest team to crack the 100 mph average lap speed barrier for electrics on the Mountain Course.
Rumored to be bringing another all-new 2012 MotoCzysz E1pc to the iconic road race, MotoCzysz’s biggest competition will come from a now more-developed Lightning “Flying Banana” and wild card
Honda Mugen Shinden. Further entrant announcements are still expected as well.
“It says a lot about the program and the relationships when everyone returns,” said Team Principal Michael Czysz. ” Last year’s race was executed to near perfection, with Segway Racing MotoCzysz taking first and second, this year we hope to do even better. I think the TT Zero race this year will be one of the highlights at the IOM. We are bringing something very special,” added Czysz.
There is no word yet on whom will ride the Segway Racing MotoCzysz bike(s), though we would expect to see the return of Mark Miller and Michael Rutter to the team’s roster. Narrowly missing the 100 mph average lap speed mark, Czysz et al will be gunning not only to take home the £10,000 note from the Isle of Man government, but make three years in a row of TT dominance.
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