Sayle joins former winner Holden for Sidecar TT

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Dan Sayle, one of the most successful sidecar passengers in TT history, will return to the iconic race after a year’s absence, jumping into the chair of 2011 race winner John Holden.

He replaces Holden’s regular passenger Andy Winkle, who broke his hand last month at a World Championship round at Donington Park. With Winkle on board, Holden became the oldest ever first time TT winner in 2011, taking the win at 54.

Sayle joins him as the joint most successful TT passenger of all time, with eight wins, shared with drivers Tim Reeves, Dave Molyneux and Klaus Klaffenbock.

Commenting on his return, the Manxman said: “I’ve got a huge amount of respect for John and his record at the TT and I think that together we can have a good go at this year’s races.  I’m really looking forward to getting back in the sidecar around the Mountain Course and I think we’ll be one of the teams to beat. It was good to get a run together at Oulton Park and I already feel that John and I are gelling as a team.”

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer