Sons of five-time TT race winner and former outright lap record holder Nick Crowe, the duo will campaign a 675cc Triumph for Haven Homes/HCR Racing in the two three lap races around the 37.73-mile Mountain Course.
The pairing are considered one of the most exciting in sidecar racing at the moment having taken a number of strong results across the UK and Europe during the past two seasons.
The Jurby brothers had intended to contest last year’s event but with Callum, the younger of the two, not having the required licence at the time, they had to postpone their plans by 12 months but are now in a much stronger position both in terms of experience and with the performance of the sidecar outfit.
As well as the TT spec F2 outfit, the pair have also recently purchased a long wheelbase F1 outfit with which they will contest the 2019 F1 British Sidecar Championship and intend to have completed a number of meetings prior to their TT debut at the end of May. Their season gets underway at Brands Hatch on March 9th and 10th.
Ryan Crowe said: “It’s ten years since Dad last competed at the TT so it’s quite appropriate that Callum and I will make our debut this year and ever since I was a kid, competing at the TT is all I’ve ever wanted to do. A lot of hard work has gone in to getting us here but we feel ready now for the challenge that lies ahead. With Dad being both a former driver and passenger, he’s in quite a unique position so has been able to give the two of us a lot of advice and although the Triumph isn’t a widely used machine, the engine’s very strong and has run faultlessly last year so we can’t wait.”
Callum Crowe added: “It’s always nerve-wracking for any newcomer but I’m really looking forward to it and although we wanted to do the TT last year, I think it’s a good thing that we’ve waited another year as we’re a lot more prepared this time around. I’ve been getting plenty of advice off my Dad in terms of where to be on the outfit and how it will feel like while TT rider liaison officer Lee Cain has been a great help as well. We’ve done a lot of development work on the bike and while I’d love to be the fastest newcomers, we’ll do what we can and enjoy it.”
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