MotoCzysz have confirmed that they will be returning to the Isle of Man with two bikes and riders to compete in the 2011 SES TT Zero Clean Emissions race, held as part of the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races.
The American outfit claimed victory in the race last year in the hands of Mark Miller who set a new record speed around the 37 mile circuit of 96.82 mph on his way to victory by nearly two minutes.
The American rider will have an updated E1pc machine at his disposal at this year's meeting and will be joined by former TT race-winner Michael Rutter.
Along with his many British Superbike victories, Rutter is a star of road racing with 12 wins to his name at the North West 200 as well as a victory in the junior class at the 1998 Isle of Man TT.
Despite his years of experience, Rutter admits it will be a journey into the unknown, but it's one he is looking forward to.
“I've followed the electric bike series on the Isle of Man with interest over the last two years and I'm really pleased to get the opportunity to take part this year. It will be a totally new experience for me, despite the fact that I've been racing for over 20 years, but one I'm really looking forward to.”
Michael Czysz, CEO and Founder of MotoCzysz, is honoured to have such an experienced rider in his ranks, and has made the teams' TT objective very clear.
“We were very close to the 100mph average lap last year and this year we are determined to achieve that milestone first lap. I have truly fallen in love with the island and can't wait to go back. Returning with Mark Miller and the #1 plate is an honour and to add a rider as respected as Michael Rutter and a second MotoCzysz bike is a dream.”
Hon Allan Bell, MHK, the Isle of Man government's Minister for the Department of Economic Development, is also delighted to see the team return to defend their crown.
“The MotoCzysz team are the true embodiment of the event's ethos, creating a demonstrably groundbreaking machine that delivered a headline performance last year. We are really pleased that they are returning and everyone is eagerly anticipating watching them as they look to build on last year's success.”