Riding the 2011 MotoCzysz E1pc, Michael Rutter has won the Isle of Man’s TT Zero electric motorcycle race. But, even though teammate Mark Miller placed a close second, the victory is somewhat qualified. MotoCzysz was widely expected to break the 100mph average lap barrier this year, something Rutter missed by just .4mph.
“Another couple laps and i could have done it just right,” said Rutter just seconds after finishing. The disappointment was palpable in his voice as he went on the describe how difficult it was to predict the speed/battery capacity conundrum with only a couple practice laps under his belt.