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Ben and Tom Birchall crash at Brandywell during TT practice

Former World Sidecar champions Ben and Tom Birchall treated at Nobles Hospital in Douglas following crash during practice for Isle of Man TT races
Former World Sidecar champion Ben and Tom Birchall were airlifted to hospital following a crash during practice at the Isle of Man TT on Monday evening.

The pair were involved in an incident at Brandywell and were reported to be conscious at the scene before they were taken to Nobles Hospital in Douglas.

Glyn Jones and Richard Murphy were also involved in a crash at Keppel Gate on the Mountain course.

The pair, described as conscious at the scene, were also transported to hospital by helicopter.

Sidecar ace Dave Molyneux and Patrick Farrance led the times at 111.856mph from Tim Reeves and Dan Sayle at 110.748mph.

Passenger Sayle, a former TT winner in the Sidecar class, had vowed to skip the 'chairs' races this year to concentrate on competing in the solo races, but agreed to partner Reeves after his original passenger, Dipash Chauhan, opted to pull out of TT2012 due to the effects of a leg injury sustained last season.

Molyneux, who has 14 victories at the TT in the Sidecar class, returns this year after sitting out the event in 2011.



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Dave Molyneux and Patrick Farrance during Sidecar practice for the Isle of Man TT races
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Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Jochem van den Hoek.
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Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.

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