Bruce Anstey gives Mugen their third TT Zero win

Bruce Anstey was the winning rider in this year’s TT Zero race, giving Team Mugen their third win in the class.

Anstey had started behind team-mate, and winner of the race last year, John McGuinness but took the advantage when McGuinness’ bike broke down. He eventually got it going again but failed to make the podium. Instead, joining Anstey on the podium were William Dunlop on the Victory Racing bike and Daley Mathison riding for Nottingham University.

The Sarolea pairing of Lee Johnston and Dean Harrison did not go out in the race. Rob Barber and Shaun Anderson also failed to start. Other riders taking part were Allan Venter, Timothee Monot and Matthew Rees.

Both Anstey and Dunlop were riding with injuries sustained during practice week. Anstey raced to a fifth place finish in today’s Supersport race while Dunlop chose to sit it out. As the TT Zero race is held over a lap he felt he would be able to complete it despite suffering with back and wrist pain.

The result ensured Anstey maintained his record of finishing on the podium at least once at every TT since 2002 while it was the first TT podium for Mathison. McGuinness eventually finished fourth with Venter fourth riding for Brunel University.

For the first time in TT Zero history, the fastest lap time failed to improve on the previous years efforts.

 

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