PENDLETON, Ind., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Remy International, Inc. (OTC-PINK: RMYI), a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of starters, alternators, and hybrid electric traction motors and generators, announced today that motorcycles powered by their patented HVH 250 electric motor placed first and third at the 2012 Isle of Man TT Zero Race.
Michael Rutter became the first rider to complete the 37-mile mountain course at more than 100mph. Rutter, riding a zero emission MotoCzysz machine, generated an average speed of more than 104mph and claimed the government sponsored prize of 10,000 pounds Sterling (GBP) to the first entry to surpass the 100 mph average speed barrier. Second place went to John McGuinness, riding the Mugen entry. Third place finisher Mark Miller also broke the 100mph milestone.
The Remy and MotoCzysz relationship has resulted in the development of one of the most highly efficient and powerful electric drivetrains available for motorcycles and currently lead the world in electric motorcycle racing.
"This is a terrific accomplishment by Michael, Mark and MotoCzysz," said Remy Electric Motors VP/General Manager Kevin Quinn. "A first and third finish in this race illustrates the power and reliability that can be achieved with world-class electric motors. We are proud to supply the motors for their team."
The Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) is one of the most prestigious motorcycle races in the world. Since 1907, it has drawn the elite manufacturers and riders from the sport of motorcycle racing worldwide.
About Remy International, Inc.
Remy International traces its origins to 1896, when the Remy Brothers founded a wiring business in Anderson, Ind. Today, Remy International, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer and remanufacturer of alternators, starter motors, and electric traction motors, headquartered in nearby Pendleton. With global operations across four continents and 10 countries, Remy International markets products under the Remy® and Delco Remy® trademarks. Known for innovation, efficiency, quality, and best-in-class customer service and support, Remy International's products are integrated by leading industrial, specialty, automotive, and heavy-duty OEMs and aftermarket providers worldwide.
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