Sidecar TT Legend Dave Molyneux Announces Retirement

Dave Molyneux, a 17-time TT winner, has announced his retirement from racing.

The news comes just two days after the conclusion of the 2024 Isle of Man TT, although it has been five days since the second and final Sidecar race concluded.

Molyneux finished third in the second Sidecar TT, making his long-awaited return to the podium – his first since 2017 – alongside new rider, 20-year-old Jake Roberts.

Speaking about Molyneux's retirement, Paul Phillips, Head of Motorsport at the Isle of Man TT, said: “Dave is without doubt one of the greatest competitors the TT has ever seen. His determination to win was always matched by his ability to innovate and he was at the forefront of motor racing.” Sideways for decades.

Dave Molyneux/Jake Roberts, 2024 Isle of Man TT, Sidecar. Credit: Impact Images.

“I have known Dave all my life and he personally helped me tremendously during my time at TT by providing advice and support for which I will be forever grateful.

“Seeing him get on the podium at this year’s TT was a highlight and it’s great to see a true living legend go out on such a high level. He leaves the event with a fantastic legacy for current and future champions to aspire to.”

Molyneux's career ends with 17 TT wins, a tally that places him fourth on the all-time list – one ahead of Ian Hutchinson, and six behind third-placed John McGuinness. Also taking 31 podiums was the 60-year-old Manxman, who made his TT debut in 1985 and took his first win four years later.

Molyneux's legacy is evident in the 2024 results, when Manx brothers Ryan and Callum Crowe won both Sidecar races, becoming the second crew to lap the TT Mountain Course at an average speed of more than 120mph.


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