It’s extremely tight at the top of the standings, within the Auto 66 club’s UK Super 2 Sidecar Masters Series, with just 12 points, separating four crews, as the battle for the prestigious Ian Bell trophy, intensifies.
Following TT 2017, Conrad Harrison/Andy Winkle lead the series by just six points, over father and son duo Steve Ramsden/Matty Ramsden, with Greg Lambert/Julie Canipa, just five points back in third.
The Birchall brothers Ben and Tom, following their dazzling performances on the Isle of Man, which took their tally of TT victories up to six, occupy fifth in the standings.
Photo by Nick Wheeler
At present the overall top ten, within one of Sidecar’s most coveted championships, is as follows:
1 Conrad Harrison/Andy Winkle 48 Points
2 Steve Ramsden/Matty Ramsden 42 Points
3 Greg Lambert/Julie Canipa 37 Points
4 Lee Crawford/Jake Lowther 36 Points
5 Ben Birchall/Tom Birchall 30 Points
6 John Holden/Lee Cain 24 Points
7 Kevin Thorton/Dave Dean 21 Points
8 Dave Wallis/Scott Hardie 20 Points
9 Dean Lindley/Robert Bell 20 Points
10 Gary Gibson/Dean Kilkenny 12 Points
Next round of the UK Super 2 Sidecar Masters Series which features six real roads meetings, is the Cock of the North Road Races, at Oliver’s Mount.
Words by Stevie Rial