2018 Isle of Man TT: SES TT Zero Results

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By Dennis Chung

Michael Rutter broke John McGuinness‘ TT Zero lap record by more than 20 seconds and became the first rider to lap the Isle of Man TT‘s Mountain Course on an electric motorcycle with an average speed of more than 120 mph.

Riding the Mugen Shinden Nana, Rutter averaged a speed of 121.824 mph. To put that into perspective, only Michael Dunlop was able to put up a faster lap during the Lightweight TT held the same day, twice topping 122 mph.

Michael Rutter (Mugen/Team Mugen) at the Creg ny Baa during the TT Zero race. Photo by Dave Kneen/Pacemaker Press Intl.

Daley Mathison of the University of Nottingham team also put up an impressive effort, recording an average speed of 119.294 mph. Not only was that enough to take second place, Mathison’s time would have also beaten McGuinness’ previous record of 119.279 mph. That’s pretty good for anyone not named Michael Rutter, let alone a university’s faculty of engineering.

Daley Mathison (University of Nottingham) at the Creg ny Baa during the TT Zero race. Photo by Dave Kneen/Pacemaker Press Intl.

Finishing third to complete the podium was Lee Johnston on a second Mugen.

2018 Isle of Man TT: TT Zero Results
Pos. Rider Machine/Team Time Speed
1 Michael Rutter Mugen 18:34.956 121.824 mph
2 Daley Mathison University of Nottingham 18:58.600 119.294 mph
3 Lee Johnston Mugen 21:26.668 105.566 mph
4 James Cowton Brunel 23:14.934 97.372 mph
5 Adam Child Moto Corsa/MCN 27:50.042 81.332 mph
6 Shaun Anderson Brammo 30:16.155 74.789 mph

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