Isle of Man TT - Locate.im Sidecar Race 1 2019

 

Ben and Tom Birchall took a dominant victory in Monday’s Locate.im Sidecar TT Race at the 2019 Isle of Man TT races, fuelled by Monster Energy, as they swept to victory by 48.116s from John Holden/Lee Cain with Alan Founds/Jake Lowther completing the podium in third.

 

GALLERY – Sidecar TT Race 1 (2019)

An opening lap of 117.709mph gave the Birchalls a lead over Holden and Cain of 14.904s who were in turn more than 15 seconds clear of the battle for third that continued to rage.

 

GALLERY – Sidecar TT Race 1 (2019)

John Lowther and Scott Hardie on-board their LCR Honda at Bradden Bridge.

 

GALLERY – Sidecar TT Race 1 (2019)

Peter Founds and Jevan Walmsley flying through Gorse Lee on the opening lap.

 

GALLERY – Sidecar TT Race 1 (2019)

The Crowe brothers lapped at 112.56mph to become the fastest sidecar newcomers ever, bettering the mark of 112.031mph set by Tim Reeves in 2008.

 

GALLERY – Sidecar TT Race 1 (2019)

Maria Costello and Julie Canipa riding to a 21st place finish, with every lap over 100mph and a best of 102.45mph.

 

GALLERY – Sidecar TT Race 1 (2019)

Founds and Lowther took their second TT podium, and first since 2016, as they edged out Founds and Walmsley by just 5.5s.

 

GALLERY – Sidecar TT Race 1 (2019)

Passenger Philip Hyde taking cover behind Gary Bryan.

 

GALLERY – Sidecar TT Race 1 (2019)

With a new race record of 57:24.005 (118.317mph), it was the sixth win in a row for the Birchall brothers.

GALLERY – Sidecar TT Race 1 (2019)

 It’s a family affair. Your race 1 Sidecar podium of the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races.

 

GALLERY – Sidecar TT Race 1 (2019)

Tom became the most successful passenger in TT history bettering the previous best of eight wins he had jointly held with Rick Long and Dan Sayle.

 

 

Locate.im Sidecar TT Race 1 Results

 

Pos

No

Rider / Passenger

1

1

Ben Birchall / Tom Birchall

2

2

John Holden / Lee Cain

3

4

Alan Founds / Jake Lowther

4

5

Peter Founds / Jevan Walmsey

5

44

Ryan Crowe / Callum Crowe

6

6

Lewis Blackstock / Patrick Rosney

7

10

Gary Bryan / Philip Hyde

8

8

Conrad Harrison / Andrew Winkle

9

21

Allan Schofield / Steve Thomas

10

17

Gary Gibson / Daryl Gibson

11

16

Darren Hope / Paul Bumfrey

12

14

Wayne Lockey / Mark Sayer

13

19

John Lowther / Scott Hardie

14

25

Craig Melvin / Stuart Christie

15

33

Dan Knight / Matthew Roston

16

20

Mick Alton / Stephen Bonney

17

24

John Saunders / James Saunders

18

35

Nicholas Dukes / William Moralee

19

39

Bruce Moore / Ashley Moore

20

28

Francois Leblond / Marlene Coiullard

21

45

Maria Costello / Julie Canipa

22

36

Dave Quirk / Karl Schofield

23

9

Steve Ramsden / Matty Ramsden

24

26

Terry O Reilly / Eamon Mulholland

25

43

Kevin Morgan / Steve Morgan

26

41

Nigel Smith / Chris McGahan

 

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