REIGNING TT Zero runner-up squad University of Nottingham has pulled the wraps off its 2019 Isle of Man challenger which chiefs hope will bring them home gold.
The bike, which is set to be raced by multiple podium finisher Daley Mathison, is an evolution of last year’s electric machine with new fairings, inverter and motor as the team looks to keep five-time consecutive winner Mugen from its sixth victory on the trot as the Japanese powerhouse returns with Michael Rutter and 23-time TT winner John McGuinness.
But team boss Miguel Gimeno-Fabra believes this year could be the Uni’s best chance yet.
“We have some big changes in the aerodynamics,” he told eMoto. “We also have factory support from Borg Warner for our inverter and this year we’re using an experimental one that’s not on the market.
“And this year we also have our own motor design, which was the product of a three-year PhD project and specifically designed for the TT.”