TT 2017: Birchall brothers double up in Sidecar Race 2
Ben and Tom Birchall doubled up with their second Sidecar victory of the week in this afternoon’s penultimate race at this year’s TT.
While John Holden and Lee Cain took an early lead, it was another dominant affair for the Birchall brothers who were leading at Ballaugh on the opening lap.
They’d then stretch the lead over the three lap race to an impressive 26.598 seconds, although there was no lap record for the duo this time after they became the first pairing to hit 117mph average on Monday.
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Conrad Harrison and Andrew Winkle completed the podium, but it was disaster for Tim Reeves and Mark Wilkes who broke down out of second place half way around the second lap.
Lewis Blackstock and Patrick Rosney were fourth ahead of Karl Bennett and Maxime Vasseur.
Result to follow
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