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June 11, 2015
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2015 Isle of Man TT: Sure Sidecar TT 2 Results

Ben and Tom Birchall won their second Sidecar TT race of the week, beating TT legend Dave Molyneux and his passenger Benjamin Binns by nearly eight seconds. With an average speed of 116.250 mph Birchall brothers broke their own course record set in the first Sidecar TT race earlier in the week.

The Birchalls led from the start, holding an early lead over John Holden and Dan Sayle with Molyneux and Binns just a few more seconds behind. After the full lap of the 37.73-mile course, Team Birchall was in front, averaging a speed of 115.549 mph. Molyneux, a 17-time TT winner, and his partner Binns were just a bit slower in second while Holden/Sayle sat third.

Ben and Tom Birchall won their second Sidecar TT race of this year’s Isle of Man TT. The 2009 World Sidecar Champions won their first TT in 2013.

The three leading teams gained speed on the second lap, all posting average speeds faster than 116 mph with the Birchall brothers 7.6 seconds ahead of Moleyneux/Binns with Holden/Sayle another 3.8 seconds further back.

Dave Molyneux and Benjamin Binns set a new lap record on the final lap. Molyneux didn’t add to his 17 prior TT wins but he did score career podium #29, tying him for fourth all-time with Ian Lougher.

Molyneux and Binns put in a record third and final lap averaging 116.785 mph but it was enough, as the Birchalls were just a hair slower at 116.783 mph, good enough to take the victory. Holden and Sayle finished behind them for third.

2015 Isle of Man TT: Sure Sidecar TT 2 Top Six Results
Pos. Rider Machine/Team Time Speed
1 Ben Birchall / Tom Birchall LCR Manx Gas 58:24.971 116.259 mph
2 Dave Molyneux / Benjamin Binns Suzuki DMR 58:32.555 116.008 mph
3 John Holden / Dan Sayle LCR Silicone Engineering 58:44.836 115.604 mph
4 Conrad Harrison / Mike Aylott Shelbourne Honda 1:00:00.881 113.162 mph
5 Ian Bell / Carl Bell LCR Ian Bell Motorcycles 1:00:58.065 111.393 mph
5 Matt Dix / Shaun Parker Baker Yamaha 1:01″51.854 109.779 mph