Avon Tyres victorious at the 2015 Isle of Man TT Sidecar races

Avon Tyres had more than 100 competitors using Avon products at this year’s 2015 Isle of Man TT. Competitors covered the 37.73 mile road circuit, touching 200mph on little more than country back roads, making the perfect tyre selection and setup essential. The sidecar podium clean sweep for Avon is a testament to the quality and durability of Avon’s competition tyres and thorough race preparation with the teams.

Avon secured all of the podium places in both of the Sure Sidecar races. The Birchall brothers, Ben and Tom, on their LCR Honda swept to victory in both races, with John Holden and Dan Sayle in second, and Conrad Harrison and Mike Aylott in third for race one. In race two, Dave Molyneux and Ben Binns came second, while also earning a TT lap record – they completed their last lap in a speed of 116.785mph. A fighting third place went to race one runners-up, John Holden and Dan Sayle.

On the solo front, Avon supported a slew of riders in the lightweight race, with ten riders lined up on Avons. The best result came for Dan Cooper on the CMS SB Tuning Kawasaki ER-6, who finished the three-lap lightweight race in 6th place, with an average speed of 116.438 mph. Cooper accumulated enough points during the event to clinch the Privateers Championship amid strong competition.

Unfortunately, Timothee Monot and Shaun Anderson both retired from the Lightweight race with mechanical problems, while Jamie Coward finished 18th after receiving a pitlane speeding penalty. Wayne Axon finished in 30th place, while Dan Harrison was buzzing after completing his first ever TT, finishing in 35th with a race speed of 104.7mph.

The Birchall brothers will be back in action at Avon’s local track Castle Combe on June 27 and 28. Later in the year the Avon Motorsport team will return to the Isle of Man for the Manx GP and the Classic TT in August, looking forward to more victories on the most challenging race track in the world.

The TT racing began on 06 June, with qualifying and racing running until 12 June. More information can be found on Avon’s motorcycle Facebook page or at: http://www.iomtt.com