TT 2017: Ramsey Hairpin restricted after sidecar hits crowd

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Isle of Man TT bosses have restricted access to the inside of the Ramsey Hairpin after a sidecar went into the crowd during yesterday’s race.

The unit is believed to have spun out on a damp patch and ended up veering into the crowd in the middle of one of the tightest corners on the track.

No spectators are reported to have been injured in the incident, but the ACU has confirmed there is an investigation.

A statement released by the ACU read: “Following the incident that occurred at Ramsey Hairpin during the third lap of the Sure Sidecar Race 1, ACU Events Ltd has confirmed that the area immediately adjacent to the hairpin on the left hand side will now be a restricted area to spectators for the rest of the TT Races meeting.


“Appropriate signage will be placed in the area to indicate that it is a restricted area and marshals will prevent members of the public from viewing from this position. 

“No spectators were reported to have received injuries in the incident and a review into the incident is currently taking place.

“Riders will continue to be advised before every race if there are any damp or wet patches, which may affect adhesion on the course.

“As is standard practice after every TT race meeting, ACU Events Ltd will carry out a full and comprehensive review of the event, which will include looking at all prohibited and restricted areas around the course.”

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing