Bruce Antsey To Replace John McGuinness For TT Zero
By Carandbike Team
1 mins read
Published on May 24, 2017
- John McGuinness holds the current TT Zero record
- Bruce Antsey will defend the 2016 TT Zero title
- Antsey will partner Guy Martin at the 2017 TT Zero Challenge
Bruce Antsey will replace John McGuinness to pilot the number one plate Mugen Shinden Roku in the TT Zero Challenge class at the 2017 Isle of Man TT races. McGuinness has been ruled out of the Isle of Man TT after sustaining injuries including a badly broken right leg in a crash during practice at the North West 200. The one lap TT Zero event will take place on 4 June 2017. McGuinness holds the current record at the electric race event with a speed of 119.279 mph (191.96 kmph). Expectations are high this year that the first 120 mph lap of the Mountain Course will be achieved by an electric machine.
A statement from Mugen expressed concern for McGuinness's injuries, and wished him a full and speedy recovery. "After deep consideration the decision taken was that Bruce Antsey, with his depth of experience and knowledge of, not only the TT course, but also Mugen Shinden, was the natural choice to turn to," the statement said.
Antsey won the race for the first time in 2016, after finishing as the runner-up in 2014 and 2015 and takes over from 23-time TT winner McGuinness. Forty-eight-year-old Antsey was not initially retained by the Japanese team this year, after Guy Martin was chosen following his deal with the Honda Racing Team. Antsey has raced in the Isle of Man TT races from 1996 and has won 11 times, with over 30 podium finishes to his name. He has also competed with Team Mugen in the TT Zero Challenge since 2014, with second place finishes in both 2014 and 2015, before taking victory in 2016.
Great Deals on Used CarsView All Used Cars
- 38,749 km
- 20,000 km
- 60,923 km
- 57,057 km
- 57,000 km
- 32,574 km
- 45,000 km
- 67,255 km
- 48,139 km
- 60,000 km
-4321 second ago
The new video shows the subcompact SUV’s redesigned tail section and confirms that it will get ADAS functions
-1551 second ago
The Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe has an upgraded 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder turbo engine producing 442 bhp and 560 Nm torque.
1 hour ago
The Swift will be powered by a 1.2 litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that puts out 81 bhp and 108 Nm of torque
1 hour ago
The Revuelto is powered by a 6.5 litre V12 engine mated to three electric motors that churn out a combined 1001 bhp
2 hours ago
Kia India takes the wraps off its new EV charging initiative, the K-Charge. It will be available to non-Kia EV owners as well.
3 hours ago
Milestone was reached about 7 years after the plant commenced operations in February 2017.
3 hours ago
Hero MotoCorp and Ather Energy come together to form a partnership for an inter-operable fast-charging network in India.
Kawasaki is offering discount vouchers on the Vulcan S, Ninja 400, Ninja 650 and Versys 650 in its lineup with benefits going up to Rs. 60,000
India-spec compact SUV to get a different design from the model sold in global markets.
FADA reports that retail sales for automobiles in India were at an all-time high, with 28.54 lakh vehicles sold, surpassing 25.69 lakh vehicles sold in March 2020, when the industry transitioned from BS4 to BS6.
6 months ago
The incident occurred on the final lap between the 16th and 17th-mile markers
McGuinness is the greatest living Isle of Man TT racer with 23 wins to his career which has spanned three decades.
The Isle of Man TT is one of the most dangerous motosport events ever known with treacherous roads and inclement weather. Despite these difficulties, some racers have shined through and created history.
The Isle of Man TT is back after a two-year break, with new safety measures, and 23-time winner John McGuinness will be back to mark his 100th race.
2 years ago
BMW Motorrad France has launched the BMW S 1000 RR Isle of Man edition. Only 50 units will be manufactured and all of them are for sale in France. Each unit is priced at 33,005 Euros or Rs. 29.14 lakh.