Segway Racing Motoczysz Dominate TT Zero Qualifying

by Louis Suddaby

Segway Racing Motoczysz look in good shape for Wednesday's Isle of Man SES TT Zero race after their riders dominated qualifying.

Michael Rutter was the last of the riders to get underway but once he did, he was the man to beat as he lapped in 24:15 at an average speed of 93.353mph.

Rutter's teammate, and last year's winner, Mark Miller was his nearest challenger in second place after lapping at 81.133mph on the second MotoCzysz E1PC. Lighting Motorcycles rider John Burrows came through the first checkpoint at Glen Helen in second place and held a ten second advantage over Miller, but the Dungannon man dropped out at Whitegates.

With a lap of 80.442mph, George Spence was third quickest for Ecotricity Kingston University who will be setting their sights on being the fastest University team in Wednesday's SES TT Zero race that comes with a £5,000 prize fund.

The prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology will also have their eyes on that particular prize and Allan Brew was fourth on 78.53mph. Team Prozza's Japanese rider Yoshinari Matsushita was the only other rider to complete the course in the final qualifying session and was fifth in a time of 35:59.22 (62.906mph).

Roy Richardson was one of the riders who failed to complete the circuit after stopping at Crosby while local rider Dan Kneen also had problems, having to retire at Bray Hill.

The 2011 Isle of Man SES TT Zero race will take place on Wednesday and while the riders will all be gunning for victory, they will also be looking to record the first ever 100mph lap in the class which comes with a £10,000 prize from the Isle of Man Government. Live Radio TT commentary and live timing of all 2011 Isle of Man TT Races will be available at

Related articles

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More