Team Mugen, managed by team director Akihiro Miyata, captured the checkered flag with a 1-2 finish by riders John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey.
The team was able to defend its title from last year in the TT ZERO Challenge electric motorcycle class of the Isle of Man TT race, which began on June 10 at 6:45pm (Japan time). Their Shinden Yon racing machine demonstrated its value by putting both riders on the podium. Here are the results for Team Mugen:
1. #1 John McGuinness / TEAM MUGEN / 18min 58.743sec / 119.270mphï¼ˆ192km/hï¼‰
2. #5 Bruce Anstey / TEAM MUGEN / 19min 2.785sec / 118.857mph ï¼ˆ191km/hï¼‰
Both McGuinness and Anstey surpassed their lap time from last yearâ€™s event. Defending champion McGuinness set a new record time by topping his previous record of 19min 17.3sec from 2004. However, Team Mugen was unable to achieve its targeted average speed of 120mph.
A total of seven bikes including the Shinden Yon competed in the race with six of them crossing the finish line. The â€œZEROâ€ refers to these electric motorcycles that produce â€œzeroâ€ CO2 emissions. The TT ZERO Challenge is a single lap race through the 60km Isle of Man Mountain Course to compete for the fastest lap. It is a one-lap, one-time opportunity for both the mechanics and riders.
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)