Brunel X-Team Returns In 2010 With The BX-10

2009 Brunel X-Team

2009 Brunel X-Team BX-09

Last year the engineering students of West London’s Brunel University X-Team brought the BX-09 to the Isle Of Man TT. In a very short time frame they completed the Triumph Daytona 675 based electric, got it to the start and with the help of TT rider Steve Harper completed the race. They brought up the rear in 2009 but that is no small feat considering many entrants did not make it to the starting line.

Brunel X-Team has a new website for 2010 which confirms Steve Harper will stay on to race and work with the 2010 Brunel students. The 2010 electric race bike will be called the BX-10. It also looks like X-Team plans to be back at the Isle of Man this year for TT Zero:

Brunel X-team were happy to have Steve Harper racing the BX-09 at the 2009 TTXGP at the Isle of Man, which he successfully got across the line in 9th place and as the top UK University team.

Steve has been racing since 2000, mainly competing on the Isle of Man, finishing 3 Manx GP’s and 3 Isle of Man TT’s.

2007, the centenary year at the TT, saw Steve competing in the super bike class, finishing 30th on a Suzuki 1000 K6.

Brunel X-team are looking forward to developing BX-10 along side Steve during their intensive testing schedule leading up to this year’s event.

Check out a video of the BX-09 testing at Jurby in 2009 after the break.

Source: Brunel X-Team

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  1. Written by David Herron
    on February 9, 2010 at 12:24 am

    I read through their site and it’s not certain to me they’ve said one way or another they’ll be at TT Zero. I didn’t find a mention of TT Zero, and found a statement about being at the TTXGP 2010 Edition. Sounds to me as if they’re expecting TT 2010 to include TTXGP as it did last year.

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