Isle of Man TT: Anstey and Mugen Win Zero TT

Cycle News Staff | June 8, 2016
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Anstey (middle) made up for a bad TT so far with the Zero victory. Daley Mathison (left) took his first TT podium in third. Dunlop (right) took a podium in second for Victory Racing.

Bruce Anstey won a hectic one lap SES TT Zero for Japanese tech-specialists Mugen with a lap speed of 118.416mph on Wednesday afternoon.

The Flying Kiwi took the lead from team mate John McGuinness at Ballaugh as the Morecambe man suffered a temporary technical problem.

“I came across [John] McGuinness somewhere and saw he had stopped” Anstey said to “I just kept going and I gave it a real good go from the start because I knew John would be absolutely flat-out from the off.”

William Dunlop on the Victory Brammo Power machine pushed Bruce hard, taking a well-earned second, comfortably ahead of Daley Mathison on the University of Nottingham’s entry.

“I’m really happy with the result today,” Dunlop said. “I could really feel the difference in the Victory RR this year – it’s a massive step forward. The bike has a really, really good motor and massive respect to the Victory Racing boys for putting such a good bike together.”

The Victory RR electric racer was the fastest machine through the speed traps as well – reaching just under 160mph through the Sulby Speed trap (159.8mph) and across the Grandstand at 143.11mph.

John McGuinness, winner of the last two SES TT Zero races and current class lap record holder, later managed to restart his machine to finish fourth overall.