Portland, OR USA —22 June, 2012 – Team Segway Racing MotoCzysz made history on the Isle of Man by becoming the first team to record a 100mph lap of the course in the SES TT Zero race in what is being hailed as one of the greatest achievements in the event’s one hundred and five year history.
Returning TT Zero champions, Team MotoCzysz, went to the Isle of Man with sights firmly fixed on breaking the 100mph lap average, a feat not yet accomplished by any electric motorcycle manufacturer; after unveiling two newly designed MotoCzysz e-Grand Prix machines Michael Rutter and Mark Miller did just that while earning a third consecutive victory for Team MotoCzysz.
Number One plate holder, Rutter, crossed the finish line in 21:45.33 minutes while averaging 104.056mph and wrote his name and that of MotoCzysz in the TT Races Record books, while teammate, Miller, finished third also eclipsing the 100mph lap at an average speed of 101.065mph. CEO and MotoCzysz Founder, Michael Czysz, was elated with the team’s results saying, “The greatest motorcycle riders and manufacturers in history are synonymous with the Isle of Man TT Races, I am so proud to be adding the name MotoCzysz to that list. What the team has achieved today is truly ground-breaking and is the culmination of years of hard work.”
The Isle of Man TT – ‘Tourist Trophy’ – started as a race for motorcars in 1905 as part of the fledgling European Motor Racing Series and was opened up to motorbikes in 1907. The Mountain Course which is still used today was first used in 1911 and is widely recognized as the most challenging racing circuit in the world. The 37 ¾ mile circuit, which is normally used as public roads, features a complete variety of terrain including narrow high streets and town centers, a mountain section with a 400m climb, curbs, bends, pavements and everyday road infrastructure.