Adding further depth to an entry which is set to include Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes, John Holden/Lee Cain and Dave Molyneux, the French female duo of Estelle Leblond/Melanie Farnier are confirmed to next month sample for the first time the Southern 100.
The crew since joining forces in 2017, have enjoyed sustained positive moments at the TT Races, including lapping at over the 110 mph mark at TT 2018.
Photo by Mark Corlett
Additional highlights from their latest TT tenure included finishing an excellent ninth within the second Locate.im Sidecar race, finishing in front of talented crews such as Karl Bennett/Maxime Vasseur, Gary Knight/Daniel Evanson and Mike Roscher/Shaun Parker.
Established amongst their nations modern day pure roads greats, there’s no doubt that Optimark Road Racing backed Leblond/Farnier have the undoubted capabilities to make this coming July, a first rate Colas Billown course debut.
Words by Stevie Rial