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The highest number of sidecar outfits for almost a decade, 70, have entered this year's TT. 

There are no fewer than seven five former race winners in the entry, with 23 victories between them, and an impressive eleven drivers who have lapped the Mountain Course in excess of 110mph.

 

Heading the field once more, and at number one on the start list, is Dave Molyneux, who took his 17th win last year, the third highest total in the history of the event.

 

Molyneux has a new challenge this year, as long-time passenger Patrick Farrance has been replaced by Benjamin Binns, creating an all-Manx team at DMR. 

 

Molyneux has also switched engine supplier from Kawasaki to Suzuki but DMR.

 

Setting off ten seconds behind the Manx duo will be last year’s Sure Sidecar Race One and overall winner Conrad Harrison, who will again be partnered by Mike Aylott.

 

They’ll have two World Champions chasing them down in the shape of Ben and Tom Birchall and Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance.

 

Reeves will be reunited with Farrance at the TT for the first time since 2009.

 

 

Race winners are also found at number five in the shape of the evergreen pairing of John Holden and Andy Winkle.

 

Ten seconds behind them is the consistent partnership of Gary Bryan and Jamie Winn.

 

Karl Bennett and Lee Cain make it two Manx crews in the top ten at number seven.

 

They'll be followed by the father and son pairing of Ian and Carl Bell.

 

Rounding out the seeded drivers at numbers nine and ten are Wayne Lockey/Mark Sayers and Sean Hegarty/James Neave.

 

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