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Rising stars Lewis Blackstock and Patrick Rosney will be firmly aiming for a podium position in the two Sidecar Races at the 2018 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, with the Blackburn duo lining up as team-mates to John Holden and Lee Cain in the Silicone Engineering Team.

Blackstock, 26, and Rosney, 23, will be part of an expanded Silicone Engineering set-up in June with the pairing set to pilot Holden’s TT-winning LCR Honda, a switch from the Suzuki power unit they used in 2017.

Read more: Up-and-coming sidecar duo Blackstock and Rosney join Silicone Engineering set-up for 2018 Isle of Man TT Races campaign.

11am Friday: 2 hour delay to this schedule announced so far, just to let the course dry.

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All the Thursday schedule at the TT has been cancelled. 

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Ben and Tom Birchall took a record breaking Sure Formula Two Sidecar race win on Monday afternoon at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races with the Mansfield brothers taking their fifth TT victory and setting a new outright lap record of 117.119mph.

Their eventual winning margin over John Holden/Lee Cain was 25.6s with Dave Molyneux/Dan Sayle holding onto third as the weather closed in on the final lap. It was the Manxman’s 30th podium in his 50th TT start.

The Birchalls made their intentions clear from the outset and opened up a 3.4s lead over Holden/Cain through Glen Helen on the opening lap with Molyneux/Sayle a further second behind in third. The Founds brothers, Alan and Pete, with Jake Lowther and Jevan Walmsley in the respective chairs, were occupying fourth and fifth as Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes held sixth.

Read more: Birchalls set new TT lap record in fifth TT Race Win.

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I'm sure a report will follow very soon, but for now the official results from iomtt.com 

Congraulations Ben and Tom on the win, a new record lap of 117mph is just incredible, brilliantly done gentlemen! 

Click read more.. 

Read more: TT Sidecar Race One results

Thanks to Andy Haynes who posted this up, I couldn't find it on the TT site having an old bloke moment- SE..

The start list for TT Sidecar Race One, now due to start on Monday. 

Read more: Start list for the TT Sidecar Race One, cheers Mr. Haynes

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At 12.40pm, it was the turn of the F2 Sidecars and although Dave Molyneux/Dan Sayle elected to miss the session, the Birchall brothers made their intentions clear with an opening lap of 114.61mph.

However, on their second lap, the Mansfield pair stopped at the 11th Milestone to make adjustments and Alan Founds/Jake Lowther were quickest second time around at 112.703mph.

Read more: BLISTERING LAP FROM BIRCHALLS TOPS THE SIDECAR QUALIFYING BOARD AT THE ISLE OF MAN TT RACES

There was an announcement just around 3pm in the paddock that tonight's practice has been cancelled due to poor weather. 

There is another announcement expected around 4pm we hear.. .will update if we find out anything. 

Update at 16.00

The Sidecar Race A will now be on Monday, with Saturday having 2 Sidecar qualifying sessions, the Superbike race has also been put back to Sunday.. more updates once the list is published.

Friday Practices
18.20 to 19.40 Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers (All Classes except Lightweight) Qualifying
19.45 to 20.40 Sidecars
20.40 to 20.50 TT Zero 1 lap practice

Saturday Practices

10.40 - 12.00 Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers (all Classes except Lightweight) Qualifying
12.05 - 13.05 Sidecar Qualifying
14.10 - 15.30 Supersport/Lightweight/Newcomers (all classes) practice session
15.40 - 16.30 Sidecar practice session
16.35 Superbike/Superstock/Supersport practice (1 lap)
17.00 TT Zero Qualifying (1 lap)

Sunday Practice (Superbike Race is Sunday as well)
16.25 Sidecar Practice (1 lap)
16.40 TT Zero Practice (1 lap)

Race Schedule

SUNDAY 4TH JUNE
14.00 TT Superbike Race 1 (6 laps)
MONDAY 5TH JUNE
10.45 TT Supersport Race 1 (4 laps)
14.15 Sidecar Race (3 laps)
TUESDAY 6TH JUNE
12.15 TT Superstock (4 laps)
WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE
10.45 TT Supersport Race 2 (4 laps)
13.45 TT Lightweight Race (4 laps)
16.25 TT Zero Race (1 lap)
FRIDAY 9TH JUNE
10.30 TT Sidecar Race 2 (3 laps)
12.45 Senior TT Race (6 laps)

 

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“Team Shand Racing” set off to the 2017 Isle of Man TT races on Wednesday 24th May.

With one week on the island not a lot of laps have been done due to bad weather. Although the weather was hot and sunny for three days running up to the first full weekend on the island, no practice had been scheduled.

With this long wait, it was an opportune time to get some good preparation done to the “Shand Chassis” Honda.
Driver Gordon, managed to get a lot of engine work done in the mobile workshop in the back of the team truck, he was really happy with the progress he managed to get done to some engines. Passenger Phil started making adjustments to the fairing and some small changes to the ever important handholds he uses. Mechanic Douglas “The Professor” started checking over the chassis, making some adjustments; he also did a lot of work to the front brakes, and fabricated a new oil catchment tray. While this was all going on the team were well fed and watered by the “Boss” Sandra.

Read more: TT 2017 report so far for Team Shand, Gordon Shand and Phil Hyde

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Hyundai heavy industries British Sidecar Championship f600 front runners Greg Lambert and Julie Canipa made a surprise entry to the Pre TT Classic races at the Billown circuit.

With Greg only acquiring the outfit and deciding to compete just a few weeks before the event, also missing first practise due to a lanyard fault, there were big smiles in the team as they qualified 4th fastest having only 4 laps on the bike together.

This turned a few heads in the paddock, having such little bike time and bearing in mind that Julie hadn't even sat on a classic outfit before!

Read more: Greg and Julie Impress at the Pre TT Classics..

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We have the times from Tuesday, the only session run so far.click read more. 

Tonight's session (Wednesday) was going to be just round as far as Ramsey and then controlled speed back to the Grandstand just to get the teams some laps in and give them a chance to check set up due to adverse weather on the Mountain. The airmed can't fly at all now so even that has been called off. 

A frustrating week so far.. 

Read more: Wednesday Practice cancelled from 19.20 on, no sidecars tonight

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We are advising passengers to carry identification and check in early for sailings in response to enhanced security measures at UK ports.
The UK terror threat level was yesterday raised to ‘critical’, the highest level, following the Manchester Arena attack on Monday. As a result, some police services are requiring additional security checks at ports, including compulsory identification checks for all passengers and more vehicle searches.
These measures were introduced at Heysham on Wednesday afternoon.

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As many of you know, Lee Crawford is the U.K. distributor of Pagid brake parts (on behalf of Michael Breitenbach of Pagid Rennsport).

Anyone who requires Pagid brake parts / pads / fluid etc at the Isle of Man T.T. should make contact with Lee a.s.a.p. to pre-order anything they specifically require; he will be in the Paddock, but will need to know in advance what stock to bring.

Please phone Lee directly on 07967596141 to discuss your requirements.

 

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In Debbie's own words..

Team Oscar is looking for a Passenger who would like to take part in this years event - 37 days away.

Track record: 9 starts at TT and 9 finishes.
Averages 98mph for the race looking for that magic 100mph lap at this years event.

Anyone with a national licence and the requirements needed for the mountain course license 2017 considered.

This person would be made very welcome in the tiny team of the paddock.

If you can help please click read more! 

Read more: Team Oscar, Debbie Barron needs a passenger for TT

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Owing to a change in circumstances, Gary Gibson needs a passenger for the 2017 race season. This includes the Isle of Man TT.

Read more: TT & FSRA British F2 Championship Passenger Needed Urgently

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The passenger Michael was going to use for the TT has had an off at Le Mans and broken his hand and ankle, leaving Delta Racing in need of a passenger for the TT at short notice. 

If you can help, please click read more for Michael's contact details. 

Read more: Michael Grabmuller needs a passenger for the TT

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Not long now until our Team Founds Launch Night on the 23rd March at the Coach House Inn, Chester.

Team Founds officially get their 2017 season underway this month! Meet the Teams, see the Sidecars on display, Raffles with some top prizes and fundraising horse races.

Come and show your support and have a fun packed evening with us. CLICK READ MORE for details.. 

If you can't make the night, you can still support the Team via their crowdfunder page, click the photo of the two bikes in action at the top of this introduction! 

Read more: Team Founds Fundraising Night at the Coach House Inn, Chester 23rd March