Rumors of TT Zero’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

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Getting word from our sources close to the Isle of Man TT, the TT Zero race will make its third consecutive appearance on the TT schedule despite the fact that the event is still mysteriously absent from the 2012 IOMTT preliminary schedule (as noted by the astute Mark Gardiner). With a £10,000 check still up for grabs to the first electric-powered sportbike to crack a 100 mph average lap speed, plans for the 2012 TT Zero are apparently still being put together by TT officials, and will be announced once they have been finalized.

With the new Lightweight class (650cc SuperTwins class rules) slotted where the TT Zero used to reside on Saturday’s premier race day with the Senior TT, we’re not sure where exactly the TT Zero race will fit on the roster for the 101st running of the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course, but thankfully figuring out that organizational issue isn’t our problem.

With Michael Rutter only .396 mph away from the 100 mph on the 2011 MotoCzysz E1pc, the Segway MotoCzysz racing team is one of just several teams with their eye firmly on the prize for 2012. With next year’s race surely to be the event where 100 mph mark drops, it should be an exciting build up for electric fans, and general motorcycle enthusiasts alike.

Source: Bothan Spies; Photo: Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0