TT 2018: Rutter charges to TT Zero record with 121mph lap

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Michael Rutter smashed the TT Zero lap record to be the first rider to lap the mountain course in excess of 120mph in this afternoon’s race.

There was little competition for the veteran TT star, who charged to his sixth TT win with team-mate Lee Johnston having to pull up at the side of the road after his chain came off.

Daley Mathison and the University of Nottingham team crossed the line having set a lap of 119.224mph to beat John McGuinness’ old lap record to take the runner-up spot, with Johnston continuing after fixing his chain issue to complete the podium.

James Cowton finished fourth, ahead of MCN’s Adam Child who was racing on a road going machine from MotoCorsa. Child improved his quickest time from the race last year an 82mph lap. 


  1. Michael Rutter – Team Mugen
  2. Daley Mathison – Nottingham University
  3. Lee Johnston – Team Mugen
  4. James Cowton – Brunel Racing
  5. Adam Child – MCN/MotoCorsa

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing