Stats: Fastest Oliver’s Mount Sidecar Racers 2020-2023

Stats: Fastest Oliver’s Mount Sidecar Racers 2020-2023

We’ve previously showcased in detail, the fastest solo participants at Oliver’s Mount since 2020, now it’s time for a similar article but this time with a three-wheeling twist.

Not surprisingly, the rapidest driver/passenger partnership of modern times is Team ARC Marin Motorsport’s Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie.

The Bob Smith Spring Cup of 2021 saw the Anglo/Scottish pairing get to within 0.297 of Nick Crowe/Mark Cox’s long standing lap record, lapping at 1:53.792 seconds.

Just five more crews across 2020-2023, have gone sub 2 minutes at England’s only real roads venue, they are 14 times TT winners Ben Birchall/Tom Birchall (1.54.056), Steve Ramsden/Matty Ramsden (1.55.155), Carl Fenwick/Phil Knapton (1.57.361).

Conrad Harrison/Andy Winkle (1.57.361) and Sidecar TT royalty Dave Molyneux/Dan Sayle (1.58.379).

When combining the lap times from this year’s Steve Henshaw Gold Cup to events during 2020, 2021 and 2022 the 20 most potent Sidecar teams at Scarborough over the past four years, are as follows:

(Best lap time located near racer’s name)

1st – Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie – 1.53.792
2nd – Ben Birchall/Tom Birchall – 1.54.056
3rd – Steve Ramsden/Matty Ramsden – 1.55.155
4th – Carl Fenwick/Phil Knapton – 1.57.361
5th – Conrad Harrison/Andy Winkle – 1.58.021
6th – Dave Molyneux/Dan Sayle – 1.58.379
7th – John Lowther/Matty Rostron – 2.01.482
8th – Greg Lambert/Andrew Haynes – 2.01.773
9th – Shaun Chandler/Ben Chandler – 2.02.106
10th – Michael Russell/Karl Schofield – 2.03.562

11th – Bruce Moore/Ashley Moore – 2.04.123
12th – Richard Hackney/Dave Ryder – 2.04.785
13th – James Saunders/Sarah Stokoe – 2.05.082
14th – Chris Schofield/William Moralee – 2.06.104
15th – Paul Riley/Geoff Hickie – 2.07.131
16th – Liam Saunders/Ben Stell – 2.08.482
17th – Lee Eastell/Dave Ryder – 2.09.112
18th – Alun Thomas/Jack Laidlow – 2.11.924
19th – David Marshal/Tony Pitt – 2.13.871
20th – Adam Pope/John Christopher – 2.56.451

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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