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Nottingham University take to the podium, with BorgWarner motor control

With support from BorgWarner engineers in Oxford and Gateshead, the University of Nottingham won second place in the Zero race at the Isle of Man TT race this year. Their electric bike featured a BorgWarner controller, and our young engineers were on-site, providing support before and during the event.  Here’s what Chris Goodwin and Jonathan Moran had to say:

The experience of being at the TT is very hard to describe, and it will take us a long time to take it all in!

During a mix of long days and late nights, we responded to a number of small issues on the bike that took a long time to find, but seconds to fix. We have learnt so much during our time at the Isle of Man, and have come away with real-world experience, in a high-pressure environment - experience we would have never been exposed to in such a short period of time, had we not been there.

Wednesday made the hours worked truly worthwhile! Splitting the Mugens, a team with a huge budget, was so exciting to see, and taking second place in the race was phenomenal.  We believe we can build on this experience, and come back next year with more pace, to take the top step of the podium! 

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