IOM TT 2018 – Post race report – SES TT Zero Race – Rutter unstoppable on the Team Mugen machine

IOM TT 2018 – Post race report – SES TT Zero Race – Rutter unstoppable on the Team Mugen machine


Michael Rutter completed a record breaking SES TT Zero race with a new lap record of 121.824 (18:34.956) breaking John McGuinness’s 2015 lap record by over twenty seconds in the process, and also the  first rider ever to break the 120 mph barrier.

Michael was flagged off the line by His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge whom later also presented Michael with the winner’s trophy on the podium.

With very little competition aboard the Mugen machine with team mate and closest rival Lee Johnston stopping at the Bungalow to replace his chain on the Mugen with help from the marshals it was a sixth win for Michael at the TT.

Daley Mathison was able to take the advantage and place himself into second place whilst Johnston restarted and set off in pursuit of Daley.

Mathison would take advantage of Lee Johnston’s issue and take second on the day

Daley crossed the line aboard the University of Nottingham machine in second position having set a lap of 119.224mph to beat John McGuinness’ old lap record.

With Johnston now having restarted he completed the podium positions in 3rd place. Crossing the line with a speed of 105.566 mph

After having to re-fit a dropped chain, Johnston would still finish on the podium in third

Michael spoke afterwards saying “It’s been a hard week with the team telling me it was the lap record they were aiming for, having only 1 practice lap. Mugen pulled it out of the bag today it was a long hard lap but i wasn’t hanging around and i am pleased that we have now raised the record to over 120 mph”.


Michael Rutter – Team Mugen
Daley Mathison – Nottingham University
Lee Johnston – Team Mugen
James Cowton – Brunel Racing
Adam Child – MCN/MotoCorsa

Words – Glynne Lewis

Images – Glynne Lewis & Al Smith

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That’s brave very brave

Thanks Williams ~! 🙏🏽😆😆

Not cool to have this as a best moment of your career

Good lad mate

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I remember this Fair play to him 👍🏻

I recall this... I remember thinking what a hero not just for putting the fire out almost single handedly but also for not bringing a blazing car into the pits which would further endanger people's lives. Made the right call and dealt with it like a professional

Spin beautiful

True Fair Play! 👏 and where were the flares to show the yellow flags?

If you look closely, there was blue jetted flame before the corner. The issue had already started.

Woooow gracias a Dios todo bien 🤭

We Finns know how (y)

Heikki probably wanted to add some fireworks of his own.

The original wingman!

The stewards will give him a black and white flag! 😂

Top class Fire marshal also sprayed the car

😱, 🥺 & <3

2010 Singapore. Propably one of the best editions of this GP. Alonso vs Vettel, great charge by Kubica and Heikki the Firefighter. Propably GPs like this won't happen for so long...



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Had the Halo been there he wouldn't have had as easy a time getting out. Imagine if the car had been upside down. A risk the FIA never seem to have considered.

that was really close


Well done, quick thinking not to choke up the pitlane.

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