Suzuki announced it is partnering with U.K.-based Intelligent Energy Holdings to form a joint venture for developing fuel cell systems. The new joint venture, SMILE FC System Corporation, will work on developing fuel cell systems for both motorcycles and automobiles. Intelligent Energy, with its fuel cell expertise and Suzuki, with its mass production capabilities, will […]
Isle of Man TT 2013: SES TT Zero Results
Motoczysz captured its fourth consecutive TT Zero at the 2013 Isle of Man TT, setting a new official record for electric motorcycles by averaging 109.675 mph on the Mountain Course.
Michael Rutter piloted the Motoczysz E1PC to a lap time of 20:38.461 for his third straight TT Zero win. Finishing second as he did last year was John McGuinness on the Mugen Shinden Ni, with a time just 1.6 seconds slower than Rutter, with an average speed of 109.527 mph.
Other notable results include third-place finisher Robert Barber on Ohio State University‘s Buckeye Current electric motorcycle team. With an average speed of 90.403 mph, the student-run team set the ninth fastest time in TT Zero history. The Buckeye team benefited from the experience of Barber who won the TTXGP-organzied electric motorcycle race on the Isle of Man in 2009.
|Isle of Man TT 2013: SES TT Zero Results
|1||Michael Rutter||MotoCzysz E1PC||20:38.461||109.675 mph|
|2||John McGuinness||Mugen Shinden Ni||20:40.133||109.527 mph|
|3||Robert Barber||Ohio State University RW-2||25:02.467||90.403 mph|
|4||George Spence||Kingston University||25:41.822||88.096 mph|
|5||Chris Mcgahan||Vercamoto Yamaha R6E||26:59.755||83.857 mph|
|6||Ian Lougher||Komatti Mirai KMI||27:46.300||81.515 mph|
|7||David Madsen-Mygdal||Imperial||31:26.933||71.983 mph|
|8||Paul Owen||Brunei University BX||31:33.387||71.738 mph|