Author: Steve English

ISLE OF MAN TT RACES LAUNCHES NEW ‘INFOLINE’ WHATSAPP CHANNEL

The Isle of Man TT Races is launching a brand new ‘TT Infoline’ WhatsApp broadcast channel for 2024.

Visitors, fans and residents will be able to follow the ‘TT Infoline’ channel and receive real-time updates via WhatsApp.

The broadcast channel will offer one-way communication and will be used to communicate the latest qualifying and race schedules, road closure information as well as general event information.

The introduction of this new service will improve accessibility to information and enable efficient communication throughout the duration of the event as well as year-round.

Click here to follow the TT Infoline or scan the QR Code below.

Mallory Park
May 6th & October 13th


Get your teeth into this one! It’s back!!!! The much loved Dongo trophy returns to Mallory Park this year.

Jonny Leubke of Dirty Weekender Campervans has been in talks with Natalie at Mallory and EMRA, with a view to holding a meeting at the beginning of May. It would be an excellent opportunity to gain TT signatures, although it will be open to everyone  and will be an absolute winner to have sidecars back on this prestigious circuit!


The entry fee will be £200 with a £10 day membership for EMRA, with practice, qualifying and the race/races….. yet to be finalised.

Obviously numbers count, there must be a minimum of 16 outfits but a full grid of 24 with the possibility of reserves is what we’re aiming for! It’ll be worth it…… a prize fund is up for grabs……

Johnny has just messaged to update the prize fund currently is at £8k split between the two meetings! The only stipulation is that you must enter and complete the May and October round to qualify for a chance of the winnings!


So what you waiting for?!!! Get the dates in your diary and get sidecars back to Mallory!


Contact Natalie
Or EMRA on 01455360260
By public demand……
Dirty Weekender Campervans

TT Top 10 2024 revealed

From TT Press office (edited from their original which had John Holden on the KTM)

The top 10 drivers and passengers for the two 3wheeling.media Sidecar Races at the 2024 Isle of Man TT Races have been announced.

There’s a familiar look to proceedings at number 1, with 14-time winner Ben Birchall leading the field away once again on his Wyckham Blackwell/Hager LCR Honda. But there’s a new man to his left-hand side as Kevin Rousseau replaces Tom Birchall following his shock retirement at the end of the 2023.

The closest challengers to the Birchall’s dominance in recent years has been the FHO Racing pairing of Peter Founds and Jevan Walmsley, who follow at number 2 once again in 2024 on their DDM Honda.

Third away is the talented Manx pairing of Ryan and Callum Crowe their Kelproperties-backed outfit, who are followed by multiple World Champion Tim Reeves, on board his Bonovo Action Racing/Carl Cox Motorsport Team machine with Mark Wilkes.

There’s plenty of change at number 5 with record 17-time winner Dave Molyneux reverting to a 600cc DMR Kawasaki after running the 890cc KTM for the last two years. He also has a new passenger in the shape of Ramsey youngster Jake Roberts who, at 20 years of age, will be the youngest on the grid.

John Holden and Frank Claeys go off at number 6, with their Marin Motorsport CES Suzuki

At number 7 is the father and son duo of Steve and Matthew Ramsden; the Yorkshire pairing having broken the 114mph barrier last year for the first time. Ten seconds later is former British Champion Lee Crawford who returns to the entry having missed the event last year. He’s reunited with Scott Hardie on the ARC Newton Aycliffe/SJH Bodyworks, LCR Kawasaki.

Number 9 sees Lewis Blackstock and Patrick Rosney (Dave Holden Racing, LCR Yamaha) return for the first time since 2022, with Alan Founds and Rhys Gibbons (Team Founds Racing, LCR Yamaha) completing the top 10 seeded pairings.

The complete top 10 for the two 3-lap 3wheeling.media Sidecar Races at the 2024 Isle of Man TT Races is:

1 Ben Birchall/Kevin Rousseau Wyckham Blackwell/Hager, LCR Honda

2Peter Founds/Jevan Walmsley FHO Racing, DDM Honda

3 Ryan Crowe/Callum Crowe Kelproperties, Ryde Honda

4 Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes Bonovo Action Racing/Carl Cox Motorsport, LCR Honda

5 Dave Molyneux/Jake Roberts Kelproperties, DMR Kawasaki

6 John Holden/Frank Claeys Marin Motorsport CES

7 Steve Ramsden/Matthew Ramsden Ramsden Racing/RS Motorcycles, LCR Honda

8 Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie ARC Newton Aycliffe/SJH Bodyworks, LCR Kawasaki

9 Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney Dave Holden Racing, LCR Yamaha

10 Alan Founds/Rhys Gibbons Team Founds Racing, LCR Yamaha

Kershaw Racing season update

⚠️Season update⚠️

Due to lack of funding we will not be competing in the 2024 FIM Sidecar World Championship.

We will however return to the British Sidecar Championship for 2024 and look forward to coming back and supporting the championship and also competing on race tracks that we haven’t visited for several years now! #backinbritian

From the team post online here

https://www.facebook.com/share/cjJk9obDmocLiFoP/

Brian Gray has some sidecars for sale

Brian Gray has a load of sidecars and parts for sale.

I will update this page once we get some more details from him but for now in Brian’s words..

There is so much stuff I think we should just invite people to get in touch with me with their requirements, there are classic projects including Imp, Honda, NSU outfits, then there are the collectors bikes including Renwick Konig with CRMC eligibility certificate, through to LCR and RYDE 600 Yamaha.

Parts include New old stock Windle F1 uprights and wheels, New and used forks and wheels etc.

Click read more for the gallery of photos so far,

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Tonfanau update

**EASTER MEETING UPDATE**
After a thorough site inspection today, 17th March, it is with regret that we must announce the cancellation of our Easter Meeting due to be held on Sunday 31st March 2024.

Due to the prolonged wet weather in the area, the paddock and spectator areas are not in a condition that would make it possible to use them over the bank holiday weekend.

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Oliver’s mount speed controlled trial laps.

From Dan Clark via 243 Racing

Oliver’s Mount speed-controlled sidecar trial laps for those wanting to try out this fabulous real road circuit before entering for a full weekend of racing there.

Expressions of interest are being invited from ACU Clubman/National sidecar licence holders to take part on Saturday 13th April in 4 laps at controlled speed behind regular Oliver’s Mount sidecar teams.

The track is 2.43 miles in length and the controlled laps will only be two short of a full race distance. Speed controlled doesn’t mean a dawdle but will be at a safe speed to let wannabe Oliver’s Mount competitors get a taste of what a great circuit this is at a very reasonable cost.

The cost will be £50 per team (that is 4 adults, with any under 16s having free entry) and includes free entry to Oliver’s Mount for the full weekend and free camping/motorhome/caravan passes.
It also includes free pedestrian entry to the sidecar paddock so you can talk to all the sidecar race competitors if you want to.

Entrants will be parked in the top field of the circuit where there are all the usual facilities, trade/food stands and a large marquee with a bar and entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Note: Because of circumstances beyond the organiser’s control your transporter must be under 3.5 metres high to get in if arriving on Friday, or weigh no more than 3.5 ton if arriving on Saturday.

It is hoped that teams will all be gathered in the same area and, if you wish, you can put your outfits on show for the spectators to have a look and ask questions about your machines and sidecar racing in general, you never know where your next sponsor may come from.

If you want to enter and have a great weekend at Oliver’s Mount please email the organisers at 243rra@gmail.com

More visitor and circuit information is available here: https://oliversmount.com/visitor-info/