RR » TT star Michael Dunlop in Sidecar race debut

'We're going out for a bit of a laugh and it won't be anything too serious. I just can't decide that I'm going to race a Sidecar at the TT next year because it's a big decision to make' - Michael Dunlop

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September 14, 2012 4:49 PM

What a strange decision by Crowe's team! Michael's priority will always be two wheels, and I wouldn't be surprised if he never drove a sidecar outfit again after Scarborough. Reeves, on the other hand, lives and breathes sidecars and would have given 100 percent all through next season. It seems barmy to lose all that comitment for the sake of what might be a disappointing one-off jaunt.
Oh, and Olivers Mount is bloody narrow even for bikes, with steep drop-offs, and it will only take a slight mistake from a novice Dunlop to cause real carnage.

cruachan - Unregistered

September 16, 2012 12:31 AM

Whilst I agree he's after the record in the longterm, no "big" team will let him race sidecars at the TT alongside his main commitments, as he said himself. He obviously wants a big bike win at the TT, and how long is it since one of the major teams (HM Plant/TT Legends, TAS, Padgetts) didn't win the big bike races. McG on a Yamaha in about '05 IIRC.

He'd be better off riding Supertwins and TT Zero, and it'd be great publicity for the Zero class to get someone of his stature.

Alan - Unregistered

September 17, 2012 8:38 AM

Michael didn't race the sidecar at Reeve's expense. Below is a quote from Hayley & Dan Sayle posted on the TT Forum.

"Just to clear something up! Tim had not planned to enter otherwise he would have put an entry in. He also told dan via the same media site that they were NOT riding this wkend which can be seen by all his own followers and Dans."

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