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TT 2016 – Electric Machines Take To The Mountain Course

The SES TT Zero electric machines took to the Mountain Course for the first time, during TT 2016.

Tonight’s practice session, saw 23 times TT winner John McGuinness set the pace, lapping at 117.07 on the Shinden Go Mugen.


Mugen team mate Bruce Anstey was next up lapping in excess of 113 mph, William Dunlop Victory Motorcycles Racing, lead the challenge to Mugen, lapping over 112 mph.

2014 Duke Road Race Rankings champion James Cowton, was the only other rider to complete a lap tonight, on the Brunel University machine.

It was a shame this evening not to see the SP7 Sarolea’s to be piloted by Dean Harrison and Lee Johnston not in action, hopefully they will take to the Mountain Course soon.

Has to be stated again, that the TT zero class, needs more of a diverse entry, only four riders gained laps tonight, in my opinion lets be honest this does make for a great spectacle.

Words by Stevie Rial

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