2011 TT Zero: more money, more coverage, hopefully more speed

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The Isle of Man has begun soliciting entries for the 2011 TT Zero, adding a £5,000 prize for the fastest university or college team while the £10,000 prize for the first 100mph lap remains unclaimed. That may seem like a lot of money until you remember that last year’s winning bike, the 2010 MotoCzysz E1pc which managed a 96.82mph average speed, cost $200-$300,000 in development alone. Perhaps more interesting is the promise of expanded TV coverage of the electric race. The video below is the best footage released yet, but is nothing like the comprehensive footage of the race that we’d like to see.

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  • Miticale

    the whooshing sound as they come by is pretty cool, but the overall silence of it is still pretty erie.

  • BrammoBrian

    Serious props to the Isle of Man government for supporting and promoting this race for the third year now. For those that have never been, the TT is a “must go” pilgrimage for any true motorcycle racing fan.

  • Noah

    Thank you HFL for covering battery bikes and their advancements in race-ability. They will never be like gas bikes and that’s fine. I can’t wait to have one in the garage next to my gas-drinker. They say variety is the spice of life, no?

  • http://www.thisblueheaven.com Mark D

    Michael Czysz isn’t riding the Ep1c on the Isle, is he?

  • http://www.smartcycleshopper.com/author/doug-dalsing/ DougD

    Seems like the TTXGP is losing ground in its battle to become the premiere class in electric motorcycle racing.