THE MOST ECO-FRIENDLY RACE
of the TT week saw Guy Martin back on the grid, riding the Mugen machine for team Mugen Shinden. However, it was his teammate and last year’s winner, Bruce Anstey, who thrilled everyone in this one-lap race.
Anstey got a brilliant start as the Kiwi rider established a solid 10-second lead at Glen Helen over team-mate Guy Martin. Daley Mathison, who was riding for the University of Nottingham team, was running third.
Anstey kept widening the gap between him and Martin and, at Ballaugh, he was 18 seconds ahead of Martin. At Ramsey, Anstey’s lead had stretched to almost 30 seconds over Martin. Meanwhile, Daley maintained a constant third place as the race entered the final stages.
After going through the mountain section with a sizeable lead, there was no stopping for Anstey as the Kiwi took the chequered flag, winning this year’s TT Zero by a margin of over 30 seconds. Martin finished a commendable second and Daley came home in third.
A noteworthy aspect of the TT Zero was that all the eight participants were able to finish the race.
The Kiwi took victory in the electric class, his 12th TT win