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).

A special thanks to our sponsor and chassis supplier, The Honda/OSU Partnership, and to our battery supplier and partner, Advanced Electronics Energy.

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



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