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TT 2017: Friday Practice – Three Wheeling Hero’s At Last Back Out On The Mountain Course!

With what has transpired in recent days, it was great to see the Sidecar fraternity, enjoy a successful and productive practice session, with multiple outfits producing eye catching performances.

Amongst them included pace setters Dave Molyneux/Dan Sayle. Fastest via lap speed of 114.744 mph, the Manx TT legends are looking in top notch form, with race week just around the corner.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Finishing second quickest tonight, behind the Yamaha powered duo was Tim Reeves and newcomer passenger, Mark Wilkes, who lapped at 114.35.

Silicone Engineering Racing’s John Holden/Lee Cain (112.085) followed the Klaus Klaffenbock backed team on the time sheets, they where followed by Karl Bennett/Maxime Vasseur (109.512) and Brian Gray Powerbiking sponsored Alan Founds/Jake Lowther (109.036).

The top six in practice, was rounded out by Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney (107.949), whilst the likes of the Ramsden’s, Wayne Lockey/Mark Sayers, Greg Lambert/Julie Canipa, Dave Wallis/Scott Hardie and Mick Alton/Chrissie Clancy all showed solid and accomplished speed.

Lap record holders, the Birchall brothers gained no laps this evening, same applied to Peter Founds/Jevan Walmsley and former TT winners Conrad Harrison/Andy Winkle.

TT 2017 – Friday Practice – Sidecar Results:

1 Dave Molyneux/Dan Sayle 114.744
2 Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes 114.35
3 John Holden/Lee Cain 112.085
4 Karl Bennett/Maxime Vasseur 109.512
5 Alan Founds/Jake Lowther 109.036
6 Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney 107.949
7 Wayne Lockey/Mark Sayers 107.317
8 Estelle Leblond/Melanie Farnier 106.894
9 Steve Ramsden/Matty Ramsden 106.696
10 Mick Alton/Chrissie Clancy 105.723
11 Greg Lambert/Julie Canipa 105.301
12 Gary Knight/Daniel Evanson 105.276
13 Dave Wallis/Scott Hardie 104.614
14 Robert Handcock/Ken Edwards 104.569
15 Allan Schofield/Steve Thomas 103.889
16 Howard Baker/Mike Killingsworth 103.768
17 Darren Hope/Shaun Parker 102.287
18 Kenny Howles/Dave Mahon 101.987
19 Nicholas Dukes/William Moralee 101.919
20 Gordon Shand/Phil Hyde 101.747
21 Andy King/Jeff Gillard 101.722
22 Craig Melvin/Stuart Christian 101.243
23 Gary Gibson/Daryl Gibson 101.063
24 Vince Biggs/Vicky Cooke 100.107
25 Debbie Baron/Alun Thomas 98.925
26 Brian Alflatt/Jody James 98.122
27 John Shipley/Dicky Gale 98.040
28 Mark Saunders/Karl Schofield 98.031
29 Nigel Smith/Chris McGahan 97.381
30 Dean Nicholls/Kenny Cole 97.121

Words by Stevie Rial

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