Three times a TT rostrum finisher, the vastly experienced Gary Horspole is set to venture back to the TT Races for the first time in 11 years, having recently took up the opportunity to pilot a brand new Dean Ryde prepared formula 2 steed.
Runner up in the opening Sidecar TT encounter of 2000, his latest Mountain Course quest, will see him link up with fellow British F1 series competitor Rob Biggs.
Photo by Mike Yiend
Although he’s been away from TT competition since 2007, driver Horspole has the undoubted event pedigree, machinery and talent to be a dark horse for at minimum top five finishes at TT 2018.
Fully aware of how big a challenge it’s going to be returning to tackling the Mountain Course, he adds an additional touch of star quality to an already stellar line up, for this years Sure Sidecar races.
At a glance just some of the high profile crews Horspole/Biggs will be competing against this May/early June, include the all conquering Birchall brothers Ben and Tom, Dave Molyneux/Patrick Farrance, John Holden/Lee Cain, Alan Founds/Jake Lowther and Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney.
Words by Stevie Rial