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Sidecar TT Start Number Announcements

Multiple teams in recent days have confirmed their start numbers for the Sure sidecar races, at TT 2016.

They include former winners John Holden/Andrew Winkle, who hold the number three plate, on the Silicone Engineering Racing, Honda powered outfit.

Ian Bell/Carl Bell hold start number six, whilst rising star Alan Founds joined by Aki Aalto in the Team Founds Racing outfit, is next up at number seven.


Manx stars Karl Bennett/Lee Cain are at number nine, Wayne Lockey/Mark Sayers are at 11, further notable start numbers already announced include Matt Dix/Shaun Parker at 12 and Steve Ramsden/Matty Ramdsen who complete the top fifteen starters.

The evergreen Roy Hanks set for his fiftieth appearance at the Isle of Man TT, is away at 18 with Kevin Perry.

Newcomers to watch out for include Simon Gilbert/Jed Pilmoor Brady who hold the number 60 plate.

Full list of 2016 Sure sidecar TT races, start numbers announced recently, are as follows:

3 John Holden/Andrew Winkle
6 Ian bell/Carl bell
7 Alan Founds/Aki Aalto
9 Karl Bennett/Lee Cain
11 Wayne Lockey/Mark Sayers
12 Matt Dix/Shaun Parker
15 Steve Ramsden/Matty Ramsden
18 Roy Hanks/Kevin Perry
25 Estelle Leblond/Freddy Lelubez
30 Andy King/Paul Skinner
32 Brian Kelly/Jason Lee O’Connor
34 Francois Leblond/Bruno Picquoin
39 Lionel Mansuy/Melanie Farnier
40 Claude Montagnier/Maxime Vasseur
41 Kenny Howles/Dave Mahon
43 Craig Melvin/Stuart Christian
47 Nigel Smith/Chris Mcgahan
50 Debbie Barron/Dickie Gale
51 Julian Cole/Julie Hanks-Elliot
54 Jim Noble/Shaun Chandler
56 John Chandler/Karl Schofield
58 Al Hawkins/Ben Mcbride
60 Simon Gilbert/Jed Pilmoor Brady
61 Mick Alton/Chrissie Clancy
62 Thierry Laforest/Francky Fouet
63 Peter Essaff/Jeff Gillard

Words by Stevie Rial

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