Isle of Man Becoming a Reality
Buckeye Current have been featured once again by OSU's Center for Automotive Research.
Getting to the race marks the accomplishment of a three-year team goal to compete in an international or national race and enables the students to apply their education in a real-world setting. In order to prepare for the Isle of Man, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and other students designed and built the motorcycle, named the RW-2, at The Ohio State Center for Automotive Research. RW-2, Buckeye Current’s second generation vehicle, features an innovative student-created battery management system.
RW-2 is scheduled to make its first practice run around the Mountain Course just after 8:30 PM local time (3:30 EDT) Friday evening. Two TT Zero qualifying sessions are scheduled to run: the first on Saturday at 4:15 PM local (11:15 AM EDT) and the latter on Monday at 3:45 PM local (10:45 AM EDT). The TT Zero Challenge is a single-lap time trial currently scheduled for Wednesday at 10:45 AM local, (5:45 AM EDT).
Follow coverage of the races on the Velocity channel in North America, and on ITV4 in the United Kingdom. Live sector-by-sector timing with radio coverage by Manx Radio is available with free registration at ttlive.iomtt.com.