Due to after effects of injuries sustained from an incident during the Lightweight Classic TT encounter of 2018, great racing all rounder Dan Sayle has made the decision to step away from competitive action for the foreseeable future.
Most known for his success within the three wheeling scene, scoring eight TT victories alongside fellow Manx roads legend Dave Molyneux, Klaus Klaffenbock and current World Sidecar Champion Tim Reeves, his well decorated racing career has also yielded three solo class triumphs at the Manx Grand Prix and a top ten finish at the Classic TT.
Overall 15 times a TT podium finisher, Sayle rightly ranks amongst the Isle of Man’s greatest ever Mountain Course exponents.
Outside of Mountain Course affiliated competition, he’s also enjoyed sustained tumultuous moments at the ‘Friendly Races’ the Southern 100 plus has shown a strong turn of pace at England’s only closed roads course, Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.
The word legend is overused at times, it’s thrown about like a term you can just place on someone casually.
In Dan Sayle’s case though the term legend is more than applicable. Never shying away from enterprising challenges, he’s created his own unique legacy at roads meetings and is true Manx roads royalty.
Words by Stevie Rial