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Sidecar TT Legend Dave Molyneux Announces Retirement

Isle of Man TT Press.

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

The news has come just a couple of days after the conclusion of the 2024 Isle of Man TT, although it has been five days since the second and final Sidecar race finished.

Molyneux finished third in that second Sidecar TT, making a long-awaited return to the podium - his first since 2017 - along with newcomer passenger, 20-year-old Jake Roberts.


Speaking on Molyneux’s retirement, Isle of Man TT Head of Motorsport, Paul Phillips, said:  “Dave is undoubtedly one of the greatest competitors the TT has ever seen. His determination to win has always been matched by his ability to innovate and he has been at the forefront of sidecar racing for decades.

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

"I've known Dave all my life and he has been a massive help to me personally during my time working on the TT with advice and support for which I will be forever grateful.

"Seeing him score a podium finish at this year's TT was such a highlight and it is great to see a true living legend go out on such a high note. He leaves the event with a remarkable legacy for current and future champions to aspire to.”

Molyneux’s career ends having amassed 17 TT wins, a tally which places him fourth on the all-time list - one ahead of Ian Hutchinson, and six behind third-placed John McGuinness. 31 podiums have also been achieved by the 60-year-old Manxman, who made his TT debut in 1985 and took his first victory four years later.

Molyneux’s legacy is evident in the results of 2024, when Manx brothers Ryan and Callum Crowe took victory in both Sidecar races, and became the second crew to lap the TT Mountain Course at an average speed of over 120mph.

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