Birchall brothers aiming for ‘seventh heaven’ at Isle of Man TT 2018
- Mansfield brothers and six-times IoM sidecar champs, Ben and Tom Birchall, aiming for Manx glory once again
- Multiple world champions rank victory at the TT over any other title
- Avon Tyres will be on Birchalls’ outfit once again, having supplied slick race tyres for all six previous TT titles
MELKSHAM, UK, 24 May, 2018 – Six-times Isle of Man TT Sidecar race-winners Ben and Tom Birchall are aiming to take their seventh sidecar victory at this year’s Isle of Man TT.
The brothers have won all six of their TT trophies using Avon tyres, as well as multiple Sidecar World Championship titles and will take to the legendary 37.73-mile Isle of Man street circuit on Avon’s slick racing tyres again at this year’s event (May 26 – June 8).
Looking to beat their 117.119mph record lap time which they set last year, the duo is on the hunt for more TT glory in an LCR Honda outfit, equipped with the state-of-the-art Avon products.
With all 2017 TT podium places taken by Avon-shod outfits, the Wiltshire-based Avon brand is the dominant force in international sidecar racing.
Driver Ben Birchall, said: “I don’t think there is a feeling in the world like going up to the start line at the TT. To be world champion is a great honour and a great achievement but, if I had to pick between the two, I’d pick the TT wins over that.
“It’s not something you can ever take for granted, being successful over there, but Tom and I are hungry for that seventh win and feel confident it’s something that we can achieve. We have all the ingredients we need for the win: teamwork, a competitive outfit and great tyres.”
Avon spokesperson, Steve Smith, added: “The TT is a legendary event and the perfect place for Avon to show a truly global audience exactly what it is capable of. Over the years, we have built up a great relationship with all of the top competitors in the sidecar category and we look forward to supporting them again this year.”
The Birchall brothers will start their practice and qualifying sessions at the Isle of Man TT on Monday (May 28), with their first three-lap race on Saturday, June 2 and second race on Friday, June 8.