JULIE CANIPA TO BE AWARDED THE SUSAN JENNESS TROPHY
The TT Supporters’ Club has announced that Julie Canipa will be the recipient of the Susan Jenness Trophy for 2018.
The Susan Jenness Trophy is awarded by the TTSC Executive Committee to the female competitor considered to have made the most meritorious performance each year at the Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. The trophy commemorates club member Susan Jenness, who lost her life some years ago whilst marshalling at an off-road event in the UK.
Succeeding Estelle Leblond and Melanie Farnier, Julie receives this prestigious award for her consistent high-speed performances around the Mountain Course as passenger to Greg Lambert. Now approaching lap speeds of 110mph, the pair set off as one of the highest starters after the seeded crews in the 2018 races and finished the first Locate.im Sidecar Race in 10th position. Sadly, a mechanical issue forced a retirement for the pair in the second race.
An Isle of Man resident, Julie was a late starter to the sport of sidecar racing. Her TT career started in 2015 alongside driver Doug Chandler, where they achieved a best result of 37th position. This was followed by a difficult 2016, where the pairing failed to finish either race. For 2017 she teamed up with Greg Lambert and found immediate success, taking a best career finish of 8th in the second Sidecar Race of TT 2017.
Julie will be formally presented with the trophy at the Grandstand during this year’s Isle of Man TT.
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