Antonio Maeso and Daley Mathison will compete at this year’s Isle of Man TT for Nottingham University in the SES TT Zero race.
After achieving an impressive 3rd place finish at the SES TT Zero Race in June 2016, Nottingham is now officially the fastest university entry in TT Zero history.
The team won the Motul TT Team Award in recognition of their technical excellence in 2016 and they are currently improving their two prototype bikes as they search for further success around the Mountain Course.
Maeso and Mathison are both confident that they can take the team on to the podium once again in 2017.
Mathison is expected to have his best TT so far, with very competitive machines in the petrol classes and an ebike that is ready to show its full potential.
Meanwhile Maeso is making a miraculous return to the Isle of Man TT after a serious crash in 2013, and will combine his experience with a TT campaign focused around the Zero class.
Dr Gimeno-Fabra, the lead academic for the project, said: “The team’s passion and fundamental understanding of the latest technology in the electric vehicle research arena will help push them to the top step in the podium.
“We were still seen as the underdogs prior to last year’s TT Zero Race, but we have proved our abilities with a fine podium place. The TT is a seriously competitive environment and we’ve achieved fantastic results with only a fraction of the investment of the big bike manufacturers racing against us.
“This year we want to show the full potential of our machines, which is something that we have not yet been able to do. We think that we have the right people on board, and fully committed riders that love the project and are helping massively in developing the bikes so this time we have every reason to think that we will be pushing the top teams.”