SIDECARS SERVE UP SIZZLERS
Trevor Ireson and Clive Pollington won the opening sidecar TT of 1980 ahead of GP contenders Jock Taylor and Dick Greasley. Ireson said after the race: “What do you have to do? I’ve got an outfit ready to try in GPS, but they just don’t want to know me.” Taylor got revenge in the second sidecar race as he smashed the lap record by over 20 seconds. Ireson had to settle for second.