2024 Isle of Man TT Sidecar, Race 1: Crowe Brothers Secure First TT Win


Results from the 2024 Isle of Man TT Sidecar class will be posted here throughout this year’s TT. Ryan and Callum Crowe were fastest in each of the four qualifying sessions, and secured their first TT win in Race 1.

Race 1

Sidecar TT Race 1 at the 2024 edition of the Isle of Man TT saw Ryan and Callum Crowe take their first TT win.

The Manx pairing took the lead from the start, and set a 119.800mph lap on their second tour which put them out of reach Peter Founds and Jevan Walmsley.

Founds and Walmsley secured second place and set their fastest lap of this year’s event during the race.

Third place went to Alan Founds and Rhys Gibbons, Gibbons securing the fastest ever lap for a newcomer sidecar passenger on the way to his first TT podium.

One of the major contenders during practice week was the #1 outfit of Ben Birchall and Kevin Rousseau. However, following a crash during practice on Friday they were unable to get their outfit race-ready in time for Race 1.

Lewis Blackstock and Patrick Rosney took fourth place, ahead of Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie in fifth, Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes sixth, and Todd Ellis/Emmanuelle Clement in seventh. Ellis and Clement’s 113.443mph lap three makes Clement the fastest ever woman passenger around the Isle of Man.

Behind, John Holden and Frank Claeys took eighth place, ahead of John and James Saunders in ninth, while Conrad Harrison and Ashley Moore rounded out the top 10.

2024 Isle of Man TT | Sidecar | Race 1
Pos Rider/Passenger Team Outfit Timing
1 Ryan Crowe/Callum Crowe Kel Properties LCR Honda WIN
2 Peter Founds/Jevan Walmsley FHO Racing DDM Honda 26.894
3 Alan Founds/Rhys Gibbons Team Founds Racing LCR Honda 1:14.380
4 Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney Dave Holden Racing LCR Yamaha 9.000
5 Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie ARC Newton Aycliffe / SJH Bodyworks LCR Kawasaki 0.536
6 Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes Bonovo Action/Carl Cox Motorsport LCR Honda 7.739
7 Todd Ellis/Emmanuelle Clement Brookland Sand & Aggregates CES Yamaha 38.459
8 John Holden/Frank Claeys Marin/Carl Cox/Ocean Motor Village Christie Suzuki 59.964
9 John Saunders/James Saunders Apollo Blinds/Homechoice Flooring LCR Yamaha 1:30.738
10 Conrad Harrison/Ashley Moore Town Garage, Horsforth Ireson Yamaha 31.797
11 Greg Lambert/Andrew Haynes XHPYE / OK Cafe / Percy Charlton LCR Honda 19.097
12 Shaun Chandler/Ben Chandler Glenlough Campsite CES Honda 3.438
13 Robert Dawson/Matthew Sims Dawson Classic Motorcycles LCR Honda 1.980
14 Rob Handcock/Basil Bevan RJ Contracting Environmental/Mirror Mirror Shelbourne Suzuki 29.674
15 Gary Gibson/Justin Sharp Gibson Racing Shelbourne Suzuki 34.300
16 Andy King/Andrew Sigsworth Solinear Ltd Lumley Ireson Honda 53.957
17 Wiggert Kranenburg/Jermaine van Middegaal Eckarts Trainingslager LCR Honda 38.694
18 Maria Costello/Gary Wheeler FHO Racing LCR Honda 39.250
19 John Shipley/Diarmuid Mac Reamoinn Pitt Plant Hire/Browne Fire Ltd LCR Suzuki 3:17.660
20 Renzo van der Donckt/Vale van der Donckt Depestel Logistics/Christiaens Prefabbeton LCR Suzuki 3:51.094
21 Derek Lynch/Anthony McDonnell Eclipse Racing/Bailey’s Garage/RPM Detailing DMR Suzuki 1:21.936

Qualifying 4 (Friday 31 May)

Ryan Crowe/Callum Crowe, 2024 Isle of Man TT, Sidecar. Credit: Impact Images.

Fourth qualifying for the Sidecar class at the Isle of Man TT is often used as a shakedown for many of the crews who are looking to run-in a new engine ahead of the first race. Laps are also limited, with only one permitted for each outfit, meaning there are no flying laps in this session.

Nonetheless, Ryan and Callum Crowe completed their practice week with a sweep of the sessions. Due to the nature of the session, the times weren’t pushing records, with the Crowes fastest on a 19:34.151, over half-a-minute off their best from Friday afternoon.

The times were relatively close, though with Peter Founds and Jevan Walmsley also lapping in the 115mph range. Alan Founds and Rhys Gibbons lapped at a 114.605mph average, too, meaning the top three were within 11 seconds of each other.

There was no lap from Ben Birchall and Kevin Rousseau, who crashed on Friday afternoon and were unable to get their outfit back to the paddock before the final practice session due to the Mountain Road remaining closed between the practices. The pair are reportedly okay, though, and planning to enter the first Sidecar race on Saturday (1 June), assuming they can get their outfit in a race-ready condition.

2024 Isle of Man TT | Sidecar | Qualifying 4
Pos Rider/Passenger Team Outfit Timing
1 Ryan Crowe/Callum Crowe Kel Properties LCR Honda 19:34.151
2 Peter Founds/Jevan Walmsley FHO Racing DDM Honda 19:40.642
3 Alan Founds/Rhys Gibbons Team Founds Racing LCR Honda 19:45.182
4 Daryl Gibson/Tom Christie Gibson Racing CES Suzuki 20:09.399
5 Todd Ellis/Emmanuelle Clement Brookland Sand & Aggregates CES Yamaha 20:21.667
6 Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes Bonovo Action/Carl Cox Motorsport LCR Honda 20:28.679
7 John Holden/Frank Claeys Marin/Carl Cox/Ocean Motor Village Christie Suzuki 20:31.813
8 Steve Ramsden/Mathew Ramsden Ramsden Motorcycles/RS Racing/Storage Solutions LCR Honda 20:33.088
9 Wayne Lockey/Mathew Rostron Dirty Weekender Campervans/IMS Ltd Racing LCR Honda 20:54.380
10 Michael Russell/Vicky Cooke Frog Vehicle Developments LCR Suzuki 20:56.914
11 Conrad Harrison/Ashley Moore Town Garage, Horsforth Ireson Yamaha 21:11.134
12 John Saunders/James Saunders Apollo Blinds/Homechoice Flooring LCR Yamaha 21:12.813
13 Rob Handcock/Basil Bevan RJ Contracting Environmental/Mirror Mirror Shelbourne Suzuki 21:18.296
14 Alun Thomas/Jody James L.J. Smart Repair Ireson Honda 21:27.275
15 Gary Gibson/Justin Sharp Gibson Racing Shelbourne Suzuki 21:33.624
16 Robert Dawson/Matthew Sims Dawson Classic Motorcycles LCR Honda 21:46.942
17 Andy King/Andrew Sigsworth Solinear Ltd Lumley Ireson Honda 21:58.238
18 Bruce Moore/Mike Gash Arcadia Motel Christchurch NZ Ireson Honda 22:09.492
19 Renzo van der Donckt/Vale van der Donckt Depestel Logistics/Christiaens Prefabbeton LCR Suzuki 22:35.762
20 Wiggert Kranenburg/Jermaine van Middegaal Eckarts Trainingslager LCR Honda 23:09.185
21 John Shipley/Diarmuid Mac Reamoinn Pitt Plant Hire/Browne Fire Ltd LCR Suzuki 23:14.695
22 Maria Costello/Gary Wheeler FHO Racing LCR Honda 23:23.731
23 Greg Lambert/Andrew Haynes XHPYE / OK Cafe / Percy Charlton LCR Honda 25:12.518
24 Dave Molyneux/Jake Roberts Kel Properties DMR Kawasaki DMR Kawasaki No Time Set

Qualifying 3 (Friday 31 May)

Tim Reeves, Mark Wilkes, 2024 Isle of Man TT, Sidecar. Credit: Impact Images.

Ryan and Callum Crowe made it three-for-three in qualifying sessions topped this week at the Isle of Man on Friday afternoon. The #3 outfit lapped in a record pace for the brothers, who broke both the 19-minute and 119mph barriers for the first time in Q3.

Peter Founds and Jevan Walmsley had a huge moment at Schoolhouse on their first lap. They finished second, ahead of Tim Reeves and Mark Wilkes, while Lewis Blackstock and Patrick Rosney were the final pair to lap in under 20 minutes in this third practice.

There was also a crash for Ben Birchall and Kevin Rousseau, who didn’t set a time in the session. The most recent update at time of writing is that they were both okay.

2024 Isle of Man TT | Sidecar | Qualifying 3
Pos Rider/Passenger Team Outfit Timing
1 Ryan Crowe/Callum Crowe Kel Properties LCR Honda 18:59.583
2 Peter Founds/Jevan Walmsley FHO Racing DDM Honda 19:32.095
3 Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes Bonovo Action/Carl Cox Motorsport LCR Honda 19:38.450
4 Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney Dave Holden Racing LCR Yamaha 19:53.501
5 Todd Ellis/Emmanuelle Clement Brookland Sand & Aggregates CES Yamaha 20:02.116
6 Alan Founds/Rhys Gibbons Team Founds Racing LCR Honda 20:06.113
7 Steve Ramsden/Mathew Ramsden Ramsden Motorcycles/RS Racing/Storage Solutions LCR Honda 20:27.373
8 Daryl Gibson/Tom Christie Gibson Racing CES Suzuki 20:28.206
9 Dave Molyneux/Jake Roberts Kel Properties DMR Kawasaki DMR Kawasaki 20:31.781
10 Wayne Lockey/Mathew Rostron Dirty Weekender Campervans/IMS Ltd Racing LCR Honda 20:44.191
11 John Saunders/James Saunders Apollo Blinds/Homechoice Flooring LCR Yamaha 20:47.956
12 Greg Lambert/Andrew Haynes XHPYE / OK Cafe / Percy Charlton LCR Honda 21:01.000
13 Shaun Chandler/Ben Chandler Glenlough Campsite CES Honda 21:05.889
14 Conrad Harrison/Ashley Moore Town Garage, Horsforth Ireson Yamaha 21:09.172
15 Rob Handcock/Basil Bevan RJ Contracting Environmental/Mirror Mirror Shelbourne Suzuki 21:10.003
16 Robert Dawson/Matthew Sims Dawson Classic Motorcycles LCR Honda 21:17.046
17 Alun Thomas/Jody James L.J. Smart Repair Ireson Honda 21:21.717
18 Derek Lynch/Anthony McDonnell Eclipse Racing/Bailey’s Garage/RPM Detailing DMR Suzuki 21:29.367
19 Gary Gibson/Justin Sharp Gibson Racing Shelbourne Suzuki 21:36.067
20 Bruce Moore/Mike Gash Arcadia Motel Christchurch NZ Ireson Honda 21:46.546
21 Andy King/Andrew Sigsworth Solinear Ltd Lumley Ireson Honda 22:00.680
22 Wiggert Kranenburg/Jermaine van Middegaal Eckarts Trainingslager LCR Honda 22:05.667
23 Maria Costello/Gary Wheeler FHO Racing LCR Honda 22:18.189
24 Renzo van der Donckt/Vale van der Donckt Depestel Logistics/Christiaens Prefabbeton LCR Suzuki 22:32.380
25 John Shipley/Diarmuid Mac Reamoinn Pitt Plant Hire/Browne Fire Ltd LCR Suzuki 22:51.504
26 John Holden/Frank Claeys Marin/Carl Cox/Ocean Motor Village Christie Suzuki 52:39.453
27 Ben Birchall/Kevin Rousseau Wyckham Blackwell/Hager LCR Honda No Time Set

Qualifying 2 (Wednesday 29 May)

Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes, 2024 Isle of Man TT, Sidecar. Credit: Impact Images.

Ryan and Callum Crowe continued their strong form from Monday by resuming their position atop the times. Ben Birchall and Kevin Rousseau were second, ahead of Peter Founds and Jevan Walmsley. Just over nine seconds covered the top three.

The session was red flagged at the end for an incident at Bishopscourt involving Chris Schofield and Tom Dawkins. Both were reported as conscious and airlifted to Noble’s Hospital.

Full Sidecar Qualifying 2 times are below.

2024 Isle of Man TT | Sidecar | Qualifying 2
Pos Rider/Passenger Team Outfit Timing
1 Ryan Crowe/Callum Crowe Kel Properties LCR Honda 19:03.201
2 Ben Birchall/Kevin Rousseau Wyckham Blackwell/Hager LCR Honda 19:06.446
3 Peter Founds/Jevan Walmsley FHO Racing DDM Honda 19:12.673
4 Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie 20:02.150
5 Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes Bonovo Action/Carl Cox Motorsport LCR Honda 20:02.179
6 Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney Dave Holden Racing LCR Yamaha 20:07.122
7 Alan Founds/Rhys Gibbons Team Founds Racing LCR Honda 20:11.618
8 Todd Ellis/Emmanuelle Clement Brookland Sand & Aggregates CES Yamaha 20:25.556
9 Dave Molyneux/Jake Roberts Kel Properties DMR Kawasaki DMR Kawasaki 20:31.763
10 Steve Ramsden/Mathew Ramsden Ramsden Motorcycles/RS Racing/Storage Solutions LCR Honda 20:42.041
11 Dan Knight/Ben Hughes LCR Honda 20:52.106
12 John Saunders/James Saunders Apollo Blinds/Homechoice Flooring LCR Yamaha 21:04.416
13 Greg Lambert/Andrew Haynes 21:20.687
14 Michael Russell/Vicky Cooke Frog Vehicle Developments LCR Suzuki 21:24.427
15 Conrad Harrison/Ashley Moore 21:25.647
16 Maria Costello/Gary Wheeler FHO Racing LCR Honda 21:39.320
17 Wayne Lockey/Mathew Rostron Dirty Weekender Campervans/IMS Ltd Racing LCR Honda 21:31.691
18 Alun Thomas/Jody James L.J. Smart Repair Ireson Honda 21:37.946
19 Gary Gibson/Justin Sharp Gibson Racing Shelbourne Suzuki 21:39.619
20 Robert Dawson/Matthew Sims Dawson Classic Motorcycles LCR Honda 21:39.979
21 Shaun Chandler/Ben Chandler Glenlough Campsite CES Honda 21:40.239
22 Bruce Moore/Mike Gash 21:53.601
23 Derek Lynch/Anthony McDonnell Eclipse Racing/Bailey’s Garage/RPM Detailing DMR Suzuki 21:58.632
24 Andy King/Andrew Sigsworth Solinear Ltd Lumley Ireson Honda 22:03.375
25 Chris Schofield/Thomas Dawkins SSR Baker Honda 22:38.028
26 Renzo van der Donckt/Vale van der Donckt Depestel Logistics/Christiaens Prefabbeton LCR Suzuki 23:24.642
27 Wiggert Kranenburg/Jermaine van Middegaal Eckarts Trainingslager LCR Honda 23:34.679
28 John Shipley/Diarmuid Mac Reamoinn Pitt Plant Hire/Browne Fire Ltd LCR Suzuki 23:35.517
29 Daryl Gibson/Tom Christie Gibson Racing CES Suzuki 23:39.643
30 John Holden/Frank Claeys Marin/Carl Cox/Ocean Motor Village Christie Suzuki 28:41.564
31 Rob Handcock/Basil Bevan RJ Contracting Environmental/Mirror Mirror Shelbourne Suzuki No Time Set

Qualifying 1 (Monday 27 May)

Ben Birchall/Kevin Rousseau, 2024 Isle of Man TT, Sidecar. Credit: Isle of Man TT Press.

Ryan an Callum Crowe set the fastest time in the 2024 Isle of Man TT Sidecar class’ first qualifying session of the week.

They were just over eight seconds clear of Ben Birchall and his new passenger, Kevin Rousseau, while Peter Founds and Jevan Walmsley rounded out the top three.

Tim Reeves and Mark Wilkes, and Alan Founds and Rhys Gibbons completed the top five in Sidecar Q1, while Steve and Mathew Ramsden were sixth. Daryl Gibson and Tom Christie, Lewis Blackstock and Patrick Rosney, Todd Ellis and Emmanuelle Clement, and Dan Knight and Ben Hughes rounded out the top 10.

2024 Isle of Man TT | Sidecar | Qualifying 1
Pos Rider/Passenger Team Outfit Timing
1 Ryan Crowe/Callum Crowe Kel Properties LCR Honda 19:23.921
2 Ben Birchall/Kevin Rousseau Wyckham Blackwell/Hager LCR Honda 19:32.124
3 Peter Founds/Jevan Walmsley FHO Racing DDM Honda 19:35.949
4 Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes Bonovo Action/Carl Cox Motorsport LCR Honda 19:55.702
5 Alan Founds/Rhys Gibbons Team Founds Racing LCR Honda 20:29.300
6 Steve Ramsden/Mathew Ramsden Ramsden Motorcycles/RS Racing/Storage Solutions LCR Honda 20:31.296
7 Daryl Gibson/Tom Christie Gibson Racing CES Suzuki 20:32.565
8 Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney Dave Holden Racing LCR Yamaha 20:39.794
9 Todd Ellis/Emmanuelle Clement Brookland Sand & Aggregates CES Yamaha 20:39.832
10 Dan Knight/Ben Hughes LCR Honda 20:59.022
11 Michael Russell/Vicky Cooke Frog Vehicle Developments LCR Suzuki 21:13.195
12 John Saunders/James Saunders Apollo Blinds/Homechoice Flooring LCR Yamaha 21:25.950
13 Shaun Chandler/Ben Chandler Glenlough Campsite CES Honda 21:28.228
14 Wayne Lockey/Mathew Rostron Dirty Weekender Campervans/IMS Ltd Racing LCR Honda 22:01.945
15 Gary Gibson/Justin Sharp Gibson Racing Shelbourne Suzuki 22:02.091
16 Andy King/Andrew Sigsworth Solinear Ltd Lumley Ireson Honda 22:22.233
17 Alun Thomas/Jody James L.J. Smart Repair Ireson Honda 22:23.257
18 Derek Lynch/Anthony McDonnell Eclipse Racing/Bailey’s Garage/RPM Detailing DMR Suzuki 22:38.365
19 Chris Schofield/Thomas Dawkins SSR Baker Honda 22:42.849
20 Maria Costello/Gary Wheeler FHO Racing LCR Honda 23:33.965
21 Robert Dawson/Matthew Sims Dawson Classic Motorcycles LCR Honda 23:34.023
22 John Shipley/Diarmuid Mac Reamoinn Pitt Plant Hire/Browne Fire Ltd LCR Suzuki 23:35.409
23 Renzo van der Donckt/Vale van der Donckt Depestel Logistics/Christiaens Prefabbeton LCR Suzuki 24:09.472
24 Wiggert Kranenburg/Jermaine van Middegaal Eckarts Trainingslager LCR Honda No Time Set
25 John Holden/Frank Claeys Marin/Carl Cox/Ocean Motor Village Christie Suzuki No Time Set
26 Dave Moolyneux/Jake Roberts Kel Properties DMR Kawasaki DMR Kawasaki No Time Set
27 Rob Handcock/Basil Bevan RJ Contracting Environmental/Mirror Mirror Shelbourne Suzuki No Time Set



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