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Southern 100 Preview – Part 4 – Sidecar Races

High quality sidecar races are in prospect at the 2015 Southern 100.

Reigning sidecar championship winner Conrad Harrison is joined by regular TT passenger Mike Aylott for action around Billown.

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The duo competing in Printing Roller Services Racing outfit will be amongst the favourites for feature race victory as will Ben Birchall/Tom Birchall.

Ben and Tom enjoyed a quite magical two weeks competition at TT 2015, securing back to back sidecar race victories following two quite magnificent display’s in Manx Gas backed outfit.

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The supremely talented pairing are tipped by many for sidecar championship victory, they always enjoy returning to the friendly races which this year celebrates it’s 60th anniversary.

Sidecar TT lap record holder Dave Molyneux is all set for action around Billown, the pure road racing legend is set to compete in his own teams outfit backed by A&J Groundworks.

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2013 championship winner Tim Reeves is joined by Mark Wilkes in team AOS/E Aide Motorsport backed machine.

Tim is confident that he has the machinery to propel him to more success at the Castletown based road race.

Ian Bell/Carl Bell showed their star quality at TT 2015, recording fourth and fifth place finishes in Sure sidecar races.

The father and son team are Yamaha powered as they push for sidecar championship victory.

Silicone Engineering Racing’s John Holden/Dan Sayle have the undoubted skill, talent, speed, pace to secure race wins during the 2015 Southern 100.

At TT 2015 the duo who between them have nine TT victories recorded second and third place finishes following high quality performances.

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Rising stars Karl Bennett/Lee Cain are definite contenders for podium finishes.

Karl and Lee have the credentials to record world class results as do Wayne Lockey/Mark Sayers.

During TT 2015 Wayne and Mark showed strong form throughout, as they recorded more than creditable tenth and seventh place finishes in Sure sidecar TT races.

More quality to the entry list is added by Greg Lambert/Jason O’Connor, Isle of Man TT stalwart Roy Hanks/Kevin Perry.

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The standard of racing in sidecar races at TT 2015 was arguably the best we have seen in the last ten years.

With the Birchall brothers, Conrad Harrison/Mike Aylott, Dave Molyneux, John Holden/Dan Sayle, Tim Reeves plus rising stars, highly accomplished competitors, the scene is set for racing of the highest quality.

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Photo by Louis Porter

Over the years at the Southern 100 there’s been compelling, exciting, thrilling sidecar action, more moments of history are set to happen this year at Billown in sidecar races.

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