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Local sidecar ace to make TT debut

Credit: Richard J Martin

Jackson to race DMR / Suzuki outfit

One of the Isle of Man’s leading sidecar drivers, Michael Jackson, will make his debut at the TT this year.

Joined by passenger Harry Payne, Jackson, who won the 2017 ACU British Formula Two Sidecar Cup, will compete in the two three-lap races on a newly-acquired DMR chassis built by 17-time TT winner and fellow Manxman Dave Molyneux.

Having secured the Wirral 100 Championship in 2016, Jackson and his partner Callum Crowe made a huge impression on the British F2 Sidecar Championship last year.

Payne, meanwhile, has scored strong results at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough and was originally lined up to partner Molyneux at last year’s TT, before Moly opted for multiple winner Dan Sayle instead.

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