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TT 2019: Gibson’s Add Another Top Ten Finish To Mountain Course CV

Enhancing their already high calibre TT CV, the Beverley father/son duo of Gary Gibson/Daryl Gibson had on the whole a very productive TT 2019 campaign.

As for all competitors, practice week was character building, given the persistent mix of wet weather, low cloud, fog cementing itself upon the Mountain Course, forcing the cancellation of Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of race week timed practice sessions.

Despite the lack of track time, the Suzuki powered Gibson’s went into the opening three lap Locate.im Sidecar race, with a fresh, positive outlook, targeting securing another bronze replica finish.

This goal was achieved in accomplished fashion, as the duo finished a very creditable 10th, finishing in front of talented crews such as Darren Hope/Lenny Bumfrey, Wayne Lockey/Mark Sayers and John Lowther/Scott Hardie.

Reflecting via their Facebook racing page on securing another top ten TT finish, the Gibson’s stated:

“Mint ride in Race 1! After only 3 laps practice to finish 10th and almost match our PB we’re over the moon! Happy team!”

Brought forward to Thursday of race week, the reduced in distance two lap, second Locate.im Sidecar encounter would see the Gibson’s on course for another top ten placing, prior to technical issues forcing them out of contention on lap two at Brandywell.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Although TT 2019 ended in disappointment with a retirement, the 100th TT Races meeting further showcased again why the Gibson’s are established amongst East Yorkshire’s foremost three wheeling, overall leading exponents of the world’s most famous, illustrious International road race.

Words by Stevie Rial

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