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23 May 2014, 0620
Official Line-up:

1. John McGuiness, Mugen Shinden, Team Mugen
2. James Hiller, TBC
3.Russ Mountford, ARC - EV3, ARC EV Engineering
4. Shaun Anderson, ION Horse, Kingston University
5. Bruce Anstey, Mugen Shinden, Team Mugen
6. Mark Miller, R6e, Vercarmoto
7.Robert Wilson, Sarolea, Team Sarolea Racing
8. Rob Barber, Buckeye Current RW-2.x, The Ohio State University
11. Neil Champion, Brammo, Darvill Racing
12. Tuukka Korhonen, Brammo, Electric Arena Racing

30 May 2014, 0050
Some Updates:

Looks like Hiller won't be riding as far as I know. There's been no sign of a bike for him. ManxTT and Brunel University have shown up, so now the list of competitors has grown. It's great to see so many electrics here. I've seen just about everyone around the paddocks or at technical briefing except for the two Brammos.

Our first practice lap starts in about 12 hours. We're a little nervous to get the bike on the track but Rob is very pleased with its handling and ready to ride. We had quite a scare when one of our buss boards (a large, custom PCB that we have sense wires and buss bars attached to for quick HV bussing) started smoking at 12:30 AM. There was a short in the LV sense wiring that was glowing red but luckily it burned out, didn't damage the cells, and we were able to jump the burnt traces and make some emergency modifications to sort out the short. Fun never stops, right?


Balancing has been going well. We had a cell low enough where we had to swap in a new module. Luckily that went smoothly and now we are about 3/4 of the way charged and much better balanced. Practice is in 12 hours. Everything is secured, thread-locked, safety wired, and waiting to go. It's actually kind of awful because I don't know what to do with myself while we wait. I'm very excited to get going and especially to see the other bikes run. Everyone here is so talented at building these and I've just enjoyed walking around and learning from the other teams. There really is nothing like the TT.


02 June 2014, 0556
It looks like that honda (with help from Mission) has got a sweet bike together. http://www.gizmag.com/2014-isle-of-man-tt-zero-race/32347/

180 km/h average, which is about 5 km/h better then last year, and also insanely fast around the isle land. Wonder how many years before they catch upto the supersports.

04 June 2014, 0625
117.366 mph average.... Awesome. Congrates to Mugen and Buckeye.

04 June 2014, 1502
Interestingly, that's faster than the car lap record: http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/isle-of-man-tt-car-lap-record-2014-06-04

06 June 2014, 0153
Respect for this...