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TT 2015 Preview – Part 4 – TT Zero Race

Much is anticipated of the factory Mugen team in the 2015 TT zero race.

21 times TT winner John McGuinness will be looking to make it back to back TT zero victories having stormed to race victory in 2014 setting new lap record of 117.366 mph in the process.

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His 21st TT victory in last years electric bike race at TT Races was another unique achievement for the road racing legend.

Mugen team mate Bruce Anstey is greatly looking forward to piloting the teams Shinden Yon machine.

The 29 times international road race winner has been victorious on the Isle of Man in production 1000, superstock, supersport and 250 races, can he add TT zero glory to his tally of nine TT wins?

Undoubtedly Bruce has the proven talent, speed, pace and determination to be victorious as does Lee Johnston.

Lee is set to compete for Victory Motorcycles who are competing for the first time at the Isle of Man TT.

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2015 TT zero marks Lee’s first entry into the innovative electric bike race. Given his top class pure road racing pedigree the recent superstock race 2 winner at North West 200 cannot be discounted from pushing for victory.

As can’t his Victory Motorcycles team mate William Dunlop.

Current Irish road race superbike championship leader William is looking forward to competing on the prototype bike which will give him a strong chance of TT zero glory.

It’s a new adventure for William competing on an electric bike for the first time, despite this expect the naturally talented rider to start as one of the pre race favourites.

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2014 Duke road race rankings champion James Cowton leads Brunel University’s entry.

Although its first time piloting electric machinery the prodigiously talented rider can’t be ruled out from been in contention for podium finish.

Shaun Anderson and Kingston University are confident of securing a result of the highest quality.

The 2010 newcomers A Manx Grand Prix runner up has gone from strength to strength on the mountain course in recent years.

Shaun is one of a select amount of riders to have lapped the most famous road race circuit in the world in the 125 mph bracket.

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Robert Wilson is highly capable of causing a surprise or two, the highly accomplished pure road racer is once again competing for Sarolea Racing.

The teams SP7 Sarolea has the potential to propel Robert to top three finish, 2014 TT zero was a hugely memorable one for Robert and the Sarolea team.

Robert finished in fourth place finishing under 0.4 of a second off podium placing.

Eighth place finisher in 2010 Steve Henshaw international gold cup is another talented rider all set for action in what is set to be a highly competitive 2015 TT zero.

Jamie Hamilton looks set to make his electric bike racing debut competing on Saietta/Splitlath group backed bike.

Jamie has been in great form so far this season producing multiple highly accomplished performances at Cookstown 100, Tandragee 100, North West 200.

Since electric bikes first competed at TT Races back in 2009 the lap speeds have rapidly increased.

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We could see at TT 2015 the first 120 mph lap set by an electric bike, should this happen it would be another unique moment seen at the most iconic of all road races the Isle of Man TT.

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