Mugen confirm McGuinness, Anstey and Johnston for TT Zero

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Mugen confirm McGuinness, Anstey and Johnston for TT Zero

 

Aiming for their fifth consecutive TT Zero victory, Team Mugen are heading to the Isle of Man TT Races with a three-strong rider line-up.

Bruce Anstey, the 2016 and 2017 SES TT Zero Race winner, will again be with the team and looking to complete a hat-trick of victories. He will be joined by 23-time TT Race winner John McGuinness – two of which have come in the TT Zero class back in 2014 and 2015 - who returns to the team after recovering from the injuries that caused him to miss the 2017 TT event.

That now means McGuinness has also now confirmed his participation in every solo class at the 2018 TT.

Northern Irishman, Lee Johnston, completes the three-part line-up. A former podium finisher in the TT Zero class, and one half of the new factory Honda Racing line-up alongside Ian Hutchinson, Johnston comes into the team looking for his first TT victory.

The team recently unveiled their new 2018 ‘Shinden NANA’ machine, which will take part in the ninth running of the SES TT Zero Race, at the 45th Tokyo Motor Cycle Show. 

With a torque figure of 210Nm and a maximum power of 158.5bhp, the Shinden NANA looks to be the machine to beat.

For this year the new machine features revised aerodynamics with new front and side cowls designed to improve cooling efficiency and high-speed performance. Further developments have also been introduced to maximize the potential of the battery capacity. 

John McGuinness, riding the Mugen ‘Shinden San’, set the current lap record for the TT Zero class in 2015 at 119.279mph, and in 2018 all three TEAM MUGEN riders will be targeting a new lap record in excess of 120mph. 

 

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