MotoCzysz set an unofficial lap record today at the TT Zero, the Isle of Man’s electric class for the Isle of Man TT. Averaging 94.664 mph over the Mountain Course, Mark Miller and the 2010 MotoCzysz E1pc were clocked doing 131.1 mph through the Sulby speed trap. Compare those times to Rob Barber & Team Agni’s 83.689 mph run for the day, which was short of the team’s 2009 performance of 87.434mph (which is also the current class record). The Isle of Man government has setup a £10,000 prize for the first team to crack the 100mph average barrier, which could well be in MotoCzysz’s grasp after today’s showing.
Talking about winning the £10,000 prize Czysz said, “I’m really confident now with the bike and will happily not touch it now until the race. I think that the bike is capable of achieving the 100mph lap as we still have something in reserve but it will require everything going right on race day.” It’s of note that the E1pc has completed its laps of the Mountain course thus far without its entire front fairing in-place, and once installed could add to the bike’s aerodynamics.
Team Agni seems to be MotoCzysz’s big competition (besides the Mountain Course itself of course) thus far in the TT Zero, and has only shown performance reminiscent of last year’s race. Local favorites Team Man TTX, have also had good outings on the Mountain, and are 3 mph behind Team Agni. Both teams will have to find something extra on race day though if they want to catch MotoCzysz (did someone say dustbin?).
SERT, the Swedish Electric Race team, was unable to practice because of a motor malfunction. The team is having new parts rushed to them, hopefully in time for Wednesday’s race.
Official TT Zero Practice Results from June 7th:
|Num.||Rider||Bike||Aveerage Lap Speed & Time|
|3||Mark Miller||2010 MotoCzysz E1PC||94.664 MPH / 23:54.84|
|1||Robert Barber||2010 Zero AGNI E1||83.689 MPH / 27:03.00|
|4||James McBride||2009 Man TTX||80.815 MPH /28:00.74|
|12||Martin Loicht||2010 Htbluva XX Project||66.140 MPH /34:13.64|
|9||George Spence||2008 Peter Williams||54.641 MPH /41:25.82|
|7||Mark Buckley||2010 Ecolve Bolt TT||48.966 MPH /46:13.93|
Source: Isle of Man TT