Electric motorcycles broke the famous 120 mph average speed benchmark for the first time in Wednesday’s TT Zero race.
Michael Rutter won the ninth running of the TT Zero, the Isle of Man TT race reserved for bikes powered without the use of carbon-based fuels.
The race is held over one lap of the 37.7-mile Snaefell Mountain Course during the Isle of Man TT week, and has been part of the event since 2010.
Rutter’s lap time of 18:34.956 was enough to give him the race win and set an average speed of 121.824 mph, pushing electric bikes over the landmark 120 mph barrier for the first time.
Last year’s race was won by Bruce Anstey at 117.710 mph, with speeds increasing every year since the inaugural 2010 running which was won with a 96.820 mph lap.
In comparison, the Superbike TT lap record was set at 134.432 mph by Dean Harrison in Saturday’s six-lap race.
The TT Zero race was started by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
RESULTS: TT Zero