MotoCzysz has convincingly won the TT Zero on the Island of Man with its just-completed 2011 version of the E1pc. Piloted by Michael Rutter, the bike crossed the finish line after taking just 22 minutes and 43.68 seconds to complete the 37.733-mile course. He was closely shadowed for much of the distance by last year's winning combination of rider Mark Miller and the 2010 edition of the MotoCzysz E1pc.
While we are sure that team principle Michael Czysz is extremely pleased with the result – his team has been burning the midnight oil for the past six months preparing for the race – we also suspect there is the faintest tinge of disappointment coloring the victories. Motivated by more than the mere winning of trophies, Czysz had hoped to break "the ton" on this 100th running of the TT event. Unfortunately, Rutter's average speed around the Snaefell Mountain Course was 99.604 miles per hour, just a smidgeon below the 100 mph-mark that would have placed a gold star beside their efforts in the history books.
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Hit the jump for a bit of video from the race as well as footage of the following press conference with the riders. He expect we'll be seeing many of these same bikes in action at the TTXGP and other events later this year. We also boldly predict that next year's TT Zero will see the 100 mph average lap speed exceeded by at least one battery-powered machine.
[Source: TT Zero]