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Ben Birchall: Sidecar TT competition 'good for the sport'

14-time winner says new teammate Rousseau 'ticks all the boxes'

Reigning Sidecar TT champion Ben Birchall says the fierce competition in the class is 'good for the sport' heading into the 2024 races on the Snaefell Mountain Course.

The 14-time winner has a new passenger this year in world championship competitor Kevin Rousseau after Ben's brother Tom Birchall announced his immediate retirement from racing in late 2023.

Among those expected to again challenge the Birchall supremacy this year are FHO Racing pairing Peter Founds & Jevan Walmsley as well as Manx duo Ryan and Callum Crowe.

Elsewhere in the field this year are defending world sidecar champions Todd Ellis and Emmanuelle Clement who make their TT debut in just over one months time.

Speaking about his new teammate, Ben says Kevin 'ticks all the boxes' whilst Rousseau was quick to highlight his colleague's pace and experience:

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