- "This team can "talk" a good battle!"
- — Jonathan Pearce in Series 3
Team Torque was a Scottish Robot Wars team that entered a number of series with four different robots.
The Team[edit | edit source]
The team originally comprised of Richie McBride and Martyn Sloss, alongside Robin Iddon in earlier series. These three fought with All Torque in Series 2 and 3.
- "Who would believe this baby faced boy could dream up weapons so vicious they could not be displayed on TV"
- — Team Torque website on "DJ"
After the retirement of All Torque, a new machine Small Torque was built, but Iddon had left the team. Martyn Sloss was the team captain in Series 2-3, before Richie McBride took over.
The team made two robots for Extreme 1 and Series 5, Fighting Torque and Hippobotomus. Fighting Torque exclusively appeared in a Mayhem battle of Extreme 1, but had already been replaced by Hippobotomus by the time it was given a Wild Card entry into the second Annihilator after Atomic pulled out, so it fought under the previous name. Hippobotomus fought under its new name in Series 5.
For Series 5, Martyn Sloss joined up with his wife, Lesley, and son, Daniel, to enter another machine, Bot Out Of Hell, whilst Richie McBride fought with his daughter Ellie as well as his son Alex whilst with Hippobotomus. However, Martyn and Richie fought together during Fighting Torque's Extreme 1 Mayhem.
Lesley Sloss had previously been the web-mistress of the team's website.
- "Lesley cracked the whip when we were not getting on with our stuff. "
- — Team Torque website on Lesley Sloss
Every robot Team Torque entered had a pun for a name.
- All Torque (a pun on all talk)
- Small Torque (a pun on small talk)
- Fighting Torque (a pun on fighting talk)
- Hippobotomus (a pun on hippopotamus)
- Bot Out Of Hell (a pun on Bat out of Hell, a song by Meat Loaf)
Robots[edit | edit source]
|All Torque||Heavyweight||Series 2-3|
|Small Torque||Heavyweight||Series 4|
|Fighting Torque||Heavyweight||Extreme 1|
|Hippobotomus||Heavyweight||Extreme 1, Series 5|
|Bot Out Of Hell||Heavyweight||Series 5|
Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]
- Wins: 3
- Losses: 8
Series Record[edit | edit source]
|Main Series||Team Torque Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Heat Final with All Torque|
|The Third Wars||Heat, Round 2 with All Torque|
|The Fourth Wars||Heat, Round 2 with Small Torque|
|The Fifth Wars||Heat, Round 1 with Hippobotomus (McBrides)|
Heat, Round 1 with Bot Out Of Hell (Sloss)
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars||Did not enter|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
|Robot Wars Extreme||Appearances|
|Series 1||Entered with Fighting Torque|
|Series 2||Did not enter|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Team Torque were the first team from Scotland to compete in Robot Wars.
- Though this Team Torque has retired, there is a mostly female team that goes by the name Team Torque that have worked with Mike Lambert to make Dantomkia 5.0.
- Daniel Sloss, who was a member of the team in Series 5, later went on to become a successful comedian.
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