Michael Dunlop to race Sidecar TT

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Double TT winner Michael Dunlop has announced that he intends to race in both the sidecar and solo classes at the TT next year – in an attempt to become the first winner on both two and three wheels at the TT since Freddie Dixon in 1923.

The 22-year-old made a sensational start to his historic bid with a brilliant first test at Jurby on the Isle of Man last Wednesday, driving a Nick Crowe-built Honda outfit with TT-winning passenger Dan Sayle as ballast.

Dunlop said: “It felt really, really enjoyable.  Before the start I thought it was going to be hard work, hard to drive, but it wasn’t at all.

“I like the challenge of it and I would love to win a Superbike TT in the afternoon and then go out and win a Sidecar race in the evening.  That would be really cool.

“After today I have nothing but respect for the sidecar lads. It’s only when you try it yourself that you understand what is involved.”

Full story in MCN this Wednesday, November 16.


Stephen Davison

By Stephen Davison

Biographer of John McGuinness & road racing's foremost writer & photographer