Category: IOMTT

The 2024 Events calendar has been updated

We now have most of 2024 dates on. I have the French Championships to add and that will be about it.

We have World Championhip (as far as is confirmed), British, British FII, FSRA Pre Injection, BMCRC, CRMC, BHR, Isle of Man TT, S100 and Olivers Mount, Andreas, International Sidecar Trophy, Northern Sidecar Cup, IDM, Camathias Cup, Aintree, Darley, EMRA, Wirral 100, Scottish Championship with Marin Cup.
What have I missed? Maybe Tonfanau, will need to check.

Don’t forget that each event can be clicked on for information about the organisers and venue with links to each where possible, and you can select a list view, day view or my favourite the monthly overview.

HERE IS THE LIST VIEW

If you DO spot any errors please don’t hesitate to get in touch and they will be corrected. There are 130 events listed so far, errors are likely to creep in and things will change as the season progresses.

AND THE MONTH VIEW (APRIL AS AN EXAMPLE) HERE

Mallory Park


May 6th & October 13th

Words from Lynda Lockey


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

Jonny Luebke 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!

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Tim Langham. 22/2/80-04/01/24

R.I.P. Tim Langham, after a long illness and a brave fight in hospital.

At this time could we all please respect the family’s request for privacy.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

For any urgent correspondence please contact Mike Crawford, click read more for contact details.

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TOM BIRCHALL ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

From the TT Press Office..

Tom Birchall, the most successful Sidecar passenger in TT history, has announced his immediate retirement from racing.

Alongside older brother Ben, the Birchalls have taken 14 TT race victories and been the dominant force on three wheels over the last decade, winning every single race that they finished since 2013 with only 3 DNF’s blotting a near-perfect run of results.

Over that period the pair have repeatedly re-written the record books, recording the first ever 117, 118, 119, and 120mph laps of the TT Course in the Sidecar class.

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SIDECAR WORLD CHAMPIONS SET FOR TT DEBUT

From TT press office

2022 and 2023 World and British Sidecar Champions, Todd Ellis and Emmanuelle Clement, are set to make a highly-anticipated debut at the Isle of Man TT Races next year.
 
Currently the dominant force on three wheels, the Anglo-French pairing, who have taken 15 Grand Prix victories and 38 podiums in the last three seasons, will contest the two 3Wheeling.Media Sidecar Races.

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HARRISON JOINS THREE RIDER TEAM AT HONDA RACING



Honda Racing UK have confirmed a three-man team for the 2024 Isle of Man TT Races, with Dean Harrison lining up alongside John McGuinness MBE and Nathan Harrison.
 
Dean Harrison joins the factory Honda team after a 7-year stint with DAO Racing and Kawasaki, with whom he took two of his three TT victories to date which included a triumphant Senior TT title in 2019.

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2024 ISLE OF MAN TT RACES DATES CONFIRMED

FROM THE TT PRESS OFFICE
Following the successful delivery of the new look expanded race programme, the dates for the 2024 Isle of Man TT Races have now been confirmed. Next year’s event will once again commence on the Bank Holiday Monday (27th May) with free practice taking place in the morning followed by the first qualifying session in the afternoon and will conclude with the Senior TT Race taking place on Saturday 8th June 2024.

Fans can expect the race schedule to follow a similar format to that introduced for 2023 with a second race for the Superstock and Supertwin classes. The ten race programme will be delivered across three sets of back-to-back race days split by two rest days. Designed to create further opportunities for fans to visit the world’s most famous road race as the new format better aligns travel and accommodation options.

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SIDECARS SET FOR TT TYRE TEST

From TT Press Office


A number of leading sidecar teams will take part in a series of tyre tests at the upcoming Manx Grand Prix, following manufacturing changes that will affect the class from 2024.

ACU Events Limited, Race Organiser of the Isle of Man TT Races, have been working in collaboration with representatives from the three-wheeled class since it was announced that Avon Tyres – the tyre brand used by the majority of competitors in recent years – were ceasing production at the end of 2023 after 119-years of operation.

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MARIA COSTELLO MBE WITHDRAWN FROM 2023 ISLE OF MAN TT RACES

From Mario Costello Racing

 

Following an incident in the first qualifying session at the 2023 Isle of Man TT Races, Maria Costello MBE has been withdrawn from competing at this year’s event under the instruction of the Chief Medical Officer.
 
Maria, who was scheduled to compete in the Supertwin and Sidecar Races on her Galgorm/FHO Racing machines, has been diagnosed with concussion by the event’s medical team after being struck by a fellow competitor during Supertwin practice at Ballaugh Bridge, when she was slowing down on the course with a possible issue with her Kawasaki machine on Monday afternoon (29 May).

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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF SIDECARS AT THE TT

From the TT press office

This year marks a milestone in history for the Sidecar class at the Isle of Man TT Races as it celebrates its centenary. To commemorate the occasion, a special demonstration lap will take place on Saturday 10th June featuring the three most successful drivers of all time and their respective passengers representing 39 TT victories across almost four decades of competition.

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Motec Dealer

A message from Steve at GWR Motorsport

GWR Motorsport


Hi all, just to let you know I’m back in circulation. Having been out of action for a few years with prostrate cancer and a serious road accident I thought I would let you all know I’m back in the sidecar world.

As before I can offer a high level wiring harness design and build service, including advice and suppling MoTeC devices, sensors etc.
We combine this with our renowned commissioning and support of MoTeC systems.

I thought I would start with seeing if there is any interest in people, drivers, passengers, wives, girlfriends, mechanics, anybody attending one of my MoTeC training courses.

They would be run along very similar lines to the previous ones, 2 days of a weekend, with the 1st day on engine ECU’s & dashboards and the 2nd looking at data logging.

Thinking of trying to get something organised before the TT if possible, let me know on steve@gwrmotorsport.com, thanks Steve

BIRCHALLS LEAD THE WAY ON 100th ANNIVERSARY OF TT SIDECARS

With the start numbers for all the solo classes already revealed for the 2023 Isle of Man TT Races, today the top 10 drivers and passengers for the two 3wheeling.media Sidecar Races have been announced.

It’s as-you-were at number 1, with Ben and Tom Birchall once again leading the charge on their Steadplan/Hager LCR Honda. With twelve wins already to their name, including victory in the last nine races to take place, they’re red-hot favourites to increase that tally in June.

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