Mugen Shinden Remains Most Prepared for 2012 TT Zero race

There's always a crowd around the Mugen Shinden pit.

With the capricious weather having forced multiple schedule changes, the latest schedule has TT Zero starting at 3:30 GMT, in just 30 minutes. Earlier today I walked the paddock looking to chat with teams ahead of the race. However, most TT Zero tents were zipped up tight. Except of course for Mugen…

I spoke with Mugen’s Colin Whittamore again, who when asked how much juice the Shinden had left after McGuinness returned to the pit, would only answer “A bit.” A little bit, or a big bit, we’ll only know when McGuinness puts on his race face in 30 minutes. Whittamore explained that McGuinness will race as a racer, and has his own goals, but that the company has met their primary goal- to complete a lap at the 37+ mile circuit. They do not have a >100mph average speed goal like MotoCzysz. Czysz has this goal marked on the front fender of each bike, with the timing goal of finishing before 22 minutes, 38:28 seconds:

Stay tuned for the full race report, as I’m off to Parc Ferme to see which teams will start the race…

Susanna Schick

Susanna is passionate about anything fast and electric. As long as it's only got two wheels. She covers electric motorcycle racing events, test rides electric motorcycles, and interviews industry leaders. Occasionally she deigns to cover automobile events in Los Angeles for us as well. However, she dreams of a day when Los Angeles' streets resemble the two-wheeled paradise she discovered living in Barcelona and will not rest until she's converted the masses to two-wheeled bliss.