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Estelle Leblond Joined By Melanie Farnier For TT 2017 Challenge

Leading french Sidecar driver Estelle Leblond, will be joined by Melanie Farnier, for competition in her own teams outfit, at TT 2017.

Since making her TT Races debut in 2013, Estelle has year on year, improved around the Mountain Course.

TT 2016 saw the talented driver, wrap up a new personal best TT finish, of 17th place, following a top class all round performance by the former Susan Jenness trophy winner and passenger at the time, Freddy Lelubez.

Estelle’s new passenger for TT 2017, Melanie Farnier, has since 2015 competed at the most famous road race in the world.

Over the last two years she has linked up with Lionel Mansuy. The duo in recent years have secured series of excellent results, including series of top 25 finishes.


Photo by Nick Wheeler

Now linking up with fellow French compatriot, Estelle Leblond, it represents a great chance for Melanie, who has already showcased her status, as one of Sidecar racing’s best up and coming passengers.

The all female team, in my opinion have every chance of contending for at least top ten finishes.

Their outfit set to feature a striking red and silver colour scheme, will hold a SGR (Sam Gache Racing) chassis.

Don’t be surprised to see them spring a surprise or two during TT 2017, they are the latest new driver/passenger partnership, confirmed for the Sure Sidecar races.

Words by Stevie Rial

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