Dod electrifies TT crowds!

George Spence
George Spence
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CERES motorcycle racer George Spence ‘electrified’ the crowds at this year’s Isle of Man TT!

George, known to friends as Dod, claimed a podium finish in the ‘green’ race for zero-emission electric bikes.

He clocked an average speed of 88.4 mph in the one-lap TT Zero race, finishing in third place in a time of 25 mins 36 secs.

His efforts scooped the university prize for his team, Kingston University, where students built the eco-friendly bike from scratch.

George (52), who has been attending the TT for over 30 years and began racing in 1998, said: “This year we had a completely new bike so we were quietly confident we could do well.

“Third place was a good finish but to be honest I think I could have gone even quicker — we were possibly a bit conservative with the battery life.”

The Isle of Man Government has offered a £10,000 prize for the first electric bike to average 100 mph round the famous 38-mile mountain circuit.

This year’s winner Michael Rutter clocked an agonising 99.6 mph, leaving George free to have another crack at the cash next summer.