Sidecar racing features machines with purpose built chassis, which owe more in design to open wheel car racing than motorcycle racing.
Piloted by a driver and a passenger, the TT sidecars are powered by 600cc 4-cylinder, 675cc 3-cylinder, and 900cc parallel-twin engines.
The driver is positioned kneeling behind the engine with hands near the front wheel, while the passenger moves about the platform at the rear transferring their weight from left to right according to the corner and forward or back to gain traction for the front or rear. The passenger also helps the driver when it comes to drifting, and is also usually the first person to notice any engine problems since he is next to the engine while the driver is on top of it. The two must work together to be a successful team.
|Races||3Wheeling.Media Sidecar Race 1 & 2|
|Race Distance||3 laps / 113.19mi (182.16km)|
|Lap Record||Ben & Tom Birchall, LCR Honda 600 - 119.250mph / 18m59.018s|
|Race Record||Ben & Tom Birchall, LCR Honda 600 - 118.317mph / 57m24.005s|
|Manufacturers||Baker, DDM, DMR, Ireson, LCR, MR Equipe, SGR, Shelbourne|