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Birchall brothers busy making history again

Posted onPosted on 10th Jun

Mansfield’s sidecar racing legends, Ben and Tom Birchall, wrote another page in their amazing personal history book at the Isle of Man TT races.

The world champion brothers ­— Birchall Racing — won both sidecar races at the annual festival to take their overall tally to 10 — equalling the feat of legend Rob Fisher.

As well as winning both races, the duo led every lap and posted the fastest lap time in each of the two outings.

To top off an amazing event, Ben and Tom also won the Motul Award for Technical Excellence.

Ben said: “It’s feels great to get another TT double. It’s a real honour to have equalled the win record of a legend such as Rob Fisher.

“It takes a lot of work, but it’s not just me and Tom. Jim and Ed have had as many wins as we have and we couldn’t do it without them.

“Most of our sponsors have done the same too. It’s fantastic that we can keep doing what we do and rely on the constant support of so many.

“It’s been an amazing TT for us, but I’m thankful for some time to relax. We have a world championship to defend now, but I’m already looking forward to coming back next year.”

Tom added: “It’s all been a bit of a dream really, it’s difficult to find the words — to win 10 now is unbelievable.

“We all put everything into it, families, supporters everyone — they are with us through the bad times, so it’s good to be able to reward them with the good times like this.

“The TT consumes you for so long on the run-up to the event, it’s all you ever think about. To be successful here takes an incredible amount of work and you never get it 100% right — you are always learning.

“When it comes together there’s no feeling like it. It’s great to see so many crowds cheering you on.”