Team Vercarmoto have confirmed that Mark Miller will ride for the team in the SES TT Zero race.
The American has a strong track record in the TT Zero, being regarded as a specialist in the category. Between 2010 and 2012 he scored three consecutive podiums, starting with victory in 2010 before finishing second and third respectively over the next two years. He is also one of only three riders to have broken the 100mph mark around the 37.73 mile Mountain Course on an electric bike.
“I’m very excited to be joining Team Vercarmoto for the 2014 TT Zero event,” said Miller. “I met the team owner Carlo Gelmi a few years ago when he told me he was building a very fast electric race bike and indeed he has done it. After their Vercar R6E finished in 5th place in the 2013 TT Zero Race I had a close look at their bike, a heavily modified Yamaha R6 with a gearbox intact. With loads of carbon fibre and other trick bits, it definitely looks capable of doing the business to fight for the podium and this will be our aim.”
Miller will compete on the Vercar R6E, the only electric bike to have a 6-speed gearbox, extremely compact dimensions and the chassis borrowed from the starting bike, the Yamaha YZF-R6. The performance is around 75bhp, with a weight of almost 225kg and offering speeds of up to 155mph, obtained through a kinetic energy recovery system during braking.