IOM TT: Favourites injured in sidecar smash

Nick Crowe and Mark Cox suffer 'significant injuries' after Ballacob crash

YESTERDAY'S sidecar race at the TT was abandoned after a huge crash involving race favourites Nick Crowe and Mark Cox.

An official statement from the organisers said: Following an incident at Ballacob, near Ballaugh, in the sidecar race at the Isle of Man TT races this evening the race was abandoned.

The competitors involved, driver Nicky Crowe, 38, from Jurby, Isle of Man and passenger Mark Cox, 39 from Rochester, Kent have both been airlifted to Nobles hospital with significant injuries. Both are still being evaluated in hospital.

The sidecar race, and Senior practice which was scheduled to follow the race, have both been cancelled, and will not be rescheduled. The racing calendar for Friday remains as advertised.