TT 2017: Anstey wins Zero race
Bruce Anstey notched up his second TT Zero victory in a row as he crossed the line ahead of team-mate Guy Martin in today’s electric race.
The flying Kiwi clocked an average speed of 117mph as he cruised to victory some 40 seconds ahead of the Lincolnshire TV star, who earlier announced he wouldn’t participate in today’s Senior TT after a disastrous week with the Honda squad.
Anstey had pulled a ten second lead by Glen Helen, which he steadily stretched out over the lap with Martin still getting used to the 250-esque, high corner speed riding style needed for the electric machine.
Daley Mathison crossed the line third to complete the rostrum on the University of Nottingham machine.
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MCN’s Adam Child, competing in the race aboard the road-going MotoCorsa Ego, crossed the line in seventh place with a solid 78.848mph.
TT ZERO RACE
- Bruce Anstey – Mugen - 117.710mph
- Guy Martin – Mugen – 113.632mph
- Daley Mathison – University of Nottingham – 109.209mph
- Dean Harrison – Sarloea – 109.209mph
- Antonio Maeso – University of Nottingham – 91.197mph
- James Cowton – Brunel Racing TT Zero – 90.963mph
- Adam Child – MCN Moto Corsa – 78.848mph
- Matthew Rees – University of Bath – 77.415mph
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