ARC EV started constructing bikes in 2009 and completed British and European TTXGP championships in 2010. For 2011 the team competed in and won the European TTX75 championship with the ARC EV1 racer. During 2011 the team also became the first team outside the USA to compete directly against petrol bikes with the BMCRC race club.
In 2012 the team developed a machine with a semi-automatic gearbox and completed races against petrol bikes whilst continuing to develop custom controller software and drive train upgrades. We are currently constructing a new bike to race at the 2014 Isle of Man TT Zero.
Sponsors and Links
|SHD Composites - SHD Composite Materials Ltd work at the leading edge of advanced composites technology and will be supporting the battery box build. http://www.shdcomposites.com/|
|CarBen Tech Ltd – A composites consultancy born out of Formula 1.|
|Encompass Engineering – an engineering consultancy based in Derby has joined the team and will be supporting the build of the new bike. http://www.encompass-engineering.co.uk/|
|HPEVS - We’ve been using these AC motors from the USA for the last few seasons and they have now decided to support us by coming on board. http://www.hpevs.com/|
|Curtis Instruments – whose controllers we have chosen to use over the past few years have also joined us and will be supplying controllers to support the build. http://curtisinstruments.com/|
|Manzanita Micro – A US based electric vehicle technology supplier, we have run their battery management boards for a number of years and they have now agreed to extend sponsorship and we will be using one of their chargers on all future racing. Http://www.manzanitamicro.com/|
|EBC Brakes – an introduction is not really needed for these guys, best in the business. http://www.ebcbrakes.com/|
|Natural Gas Services – Roy and his team in Hull look after domestic and industrial gas installations and are now supporting installations of green energy production systems. http://www.naturalgasservices.co.uk/|
Steve Mercer - TT Rider
Isle of Mann TT and NW200 rider, World Endurance and Superstock competitor and all-round nice guy, we are delighted to welcome Steve to the team this year.
- Residence: Maidstone, Kent
- Age: 31
- Height: 6' 0"
- Weight: 72kg
- Marital Status: Married
- Hobbies: BMX, Motocross, Enduro, Fishing
- Favourite Circuit: Isle of Man TT & Ulster GP
- Website: http://www.stevemercerracing.co.uk
Richie Welsh - Development & Short Circuit Rider
Racing since 2001 and winning multiple club championships and competing at the NW200 , Richie has been with ARC EV since 2011 giving the team it's biggest successes to date.
Since starting racing in March 2001 Richie has successfully taken part in 26 championships , winning 7 of them and finishing runner up 6 times.
- Residence: Hull
- Age: 37
- Height: 5' 3"
- Weight: 60kg
- Marital Status: The lovely and recently pregnant Nicola who he is marrying in a small church next to the Anglesey Race Circuit in May 2015
- Hobbies: Building engines and race bikes, playing guitar, gym and cinema
- Favourite Circuit: Oulton Park
Where we race
IOM TT http://www.iomtt.com/