2024 Southern 100 Preview Part 2 – Sidecar Race Stints

2024 Southern 100 Preview Part 2 – Sidecar Race Stints

A plenitude of three wheeling greats, are primed for Castletown next week, as a selection of the world’s best Sidecar drivers, passengers duke it out for victories around the acclaimed, 4.25 miles in distance Colas Billown course.

Top line crews hoping to enjoy victory spoils include current Sidecar Championship holders, Pete Founds/Jevan Walmsley.

Targeting a hat-trick of blue-riband three wheeling race triumphs, the challengers to the FHO Racing pairing’s Championship defence ooze class, quality, potent speed.

A last-minute addition to the entry, the all-conquering Crowe brothers, winners’ times two at TT 2024, are unquestionably capable of going unbeaten next week.

Ben Birchall joined by World racing scene front-runner, S100 debutant Kevin Rousseau, Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes additionally feature within the fancied participants list.

Others to consider for podium finishes include Oliver’s Mount ‘King Pins’ Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie, Alan Founds and nephew Rhys Gibbons, the Ramsdens Steve & Matty.

The Ace Hires & Sales, Daryl Blake Construction Sidecar races entry-lists, also feature the following driver/passenger tie-ups:

Michael ‘Jack’ Russell/TT 2024 podium finisher Jake Roberts, Wayne Lockey/Matty Rostron, Greg Lambert/Andrew Haynes.

Newcomers, Eastbourne’s Ross Buchanan/Adam Evans, Jim Gale/Ben Gale, Steveens Palacoeur/Yann Druel and the Chandlers Shaun & Ben, Tony Baker/Dave ‘Knight’ Ryder.

Roll-on 2024 S100 Sidecars action, record lap speeds? Iconic battles? New rostrum finishing occupiers? Or perhaps all three of these factors combined?

Not long now till answers to these prophecies are answered.

Photo credit: Mark Corlett

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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