IOMTT: Sidecar race 2 and Lightweight TT results

Dean Harrison wins his first ever TT in the same year as his father Conrad

DAVE Molyneux and Patrick Farrance won the second Sidecar TT race that was postponed until Thursday whilst Dean Harrison won his first TT in the Lightweight race on Friday.

The second sidecar race was postponed from Wednesday to Thursday due to poor weather. The weather hindered the start of the race on the Thursday as well, which finally began after a two-hour delay due to poor visibility on the mountain.

John Holden and Andy Winkle took the early lead at Glen Helen with Conrad Harrison and Mike Aylott in second followed by Molyneux and Farrance who appeared to lack top end speed through the Sulby straight by nearly 10mph.

Molyneux/Farrance found themselves almost 18 seconds behind at Ramsey on the second lap but then Holden started to experience problems and they eventually slipped back to third with Sure Sidecar Race 1 winners Conrad Harrison/Mike Aylott taking second, the result seeing them claim the overall RAC TT Championship.

Increasing their lead to 13.6 seconds on the second lap, Holden and Winkle appeared to be flying, but Molyneux and Farrance had moved up into second and pushed the Sidecar TT race one winners Harrison and Aylott to third. 

Unfortunately for the leading men their lead began to decrease allowing then 16-time TT winner Molyneux to take the lead. It was clear Holden and Winkle had encountered some kind of problem as Molyneux and Farrance pulled out a 38 second lead at Ramsey Hairpin on the last lap.

Harrison and Aylott moved up into second whilst Holden and Winkle’s machine kept misfiring, but fortunately did finish the race.

Molyneux took his 17th TT win whilst Farrance took his third. Harrison and Aylott finished on the podium, but not the top step 43.9 seconds behind the winner. Holden and Winkle clung onto third, but only just.   

Last day of the TT week and the weather conditions were perfect for racing. Lightweight TT started Friday morning’s proceedings with Michael Dunlop announcing he had withdrawn from the Lightweight race primarily to concentrate on the big Senior race.

Conrad Harrison’s son Dean set the pace to Glen Helen on the opening lap, but only by half a second from James Hillier. The fastest qualifier, Ivan Lintin, only got to Union Mills and had to retire from the race.

Harrison completed a lap of 117.897mph increasing his lead to almost ten seconds whilst Hillier secured second place with James Cowton in third followed by Keith Amor who is making his TT comeback.

Most riders decided to take their mandatory pit after their first lap instead of the second with Harrison still controlling the race at the front going on to win by a margin of 14.6 seconds – the first time a father and son have won a TT in the same week.

Hillier finished in second taking his third podium in the Lightweight class with usual Manx Grand Prix racer Cowton finishing on the last step of the podium. Amor finished just off the podium in fourth followed by Jamie Hamilton and Ollie Linsdell riding the Paton.

Top 20 Lightweight TT results:

1. Dean Harrison Kawasaki / RC Express racing by MSS Perf 57:49.129 117.460mph Silver
2. James Hillier Kawasaki / Quattro Plant Muc-Off Kawasaki 58:03.755 116.967mph Silver
3. James Cowton Kawasaki / STUART SMITH RACING 58:12.754 116.666mph Silver
4. Keith Amor Kawasaki / KMR Kawasaki/SGS Internation 58:16.164 116.552mph Silver
5. Jamie Hamilton Kawasaki / Stewart Smith Racing. 58:44.190 115.625mph Silver
6. Oliver Linsdell Paton / PEP Moto Italia / Flitwick Motorcycl 59:14.516 114.638mph Silver
7. Ryan Farquhar Kawasaki / KMR kawasaki/SGS Internation 59:33.625 114.025mph Silver
8. Daniel Cooper Kawasaki / CMS/Tony Morris 59:41.580 113.772mph Silver
9. Connor Behan Kawasaki / KMR Kawasaki/SGS Internation 01:00:24.584 112.422mph Silver
10. Michal Dokoupil Kawasaki / Motopoint Indi Racing Team 01:00:31.019 112.223mph Silver
11. Martin Jessopp* Kawasaki / VRS Racing 01:00:32.703 112.171mph Silver
12. David Johnson Kawasaki / DP Coldplaning / Mick Charnock 01:00:34.291 112.122mph Silver
13. Daniel Webb* Kawasaki / KMR Kawasaki/SGS Internation 01:00:42.544 111.868mph Silver
14. Michael Sweeney Kawasaki / Kiely Heating 01:00:55.739 111.464mph Bronze
15. Adrian Harrison Kawasaki / PRS Racing 01:01:14.732 110.888mph Bronze
16. Tuukka Korhonen Kawasaki / NK Motors 01:01:24.717 110.588mph Bronze
17. Colin Stephenson Kawasaki / C S Racing 01:01:50.960 109.806mph Bronze
18. John Barton Kawasaki / Marks Bloom Racing / Wemoto 01:01:52.947 109.747mph Bronze
19. Allann Venter Kawasaki / Top Gun Racing 01:02:13.120 109.154mph Bronze
20. Mark Parrett Kawasaki / Mark Parrett Racing 01:02:21.238 108.917mph Bronze

Top 10 sidecar race 2 results:

1. Dave Molyneux / Patrick Farrance DMR / DMR 01:00:01.355 113.147mph Silver
2. Conrad Harrison / Mike Aylott Shelbourne Honda / PRINTING ROLLER S 01:00:45.285 111.784mph Silver
3. John Holden / Andrew Winkle LCR / Silicone Engineering/Barnes Racing 01:01:21.282 110.691mph Silver
4. Tim Reeves / Gregory e DMR / SMT 01:01:26.906 110.522mph Silver
5. Karl Bennett / Lee Cain Kawasaki / T D racing 01:01:36.566 110.233mph Silver
6. Alan Founds* / Tom Peters* LCR Suzuki / PME Aerospace 01:03:03.517 107.700mph Bronze
7. Gregory Lambert / Kenny C GLR Honda / Greg Lambert Racing 01:03:12.024 107.458mph Bronze
8. Wayne Lockey / Mark Sayers Ireson Honda / Real Racing 01:03:13.207 107.425mph Bronze
9. John Saunders / Robert Lu Shelbourne / Stapletons Tyre Services 01:03:42.483 106.602 Bronze
10. Robert Handcock / Basil Be baker / Maddockhire/Portable Energy 01:03:47.042 106.475mph Bronze