TT 2017: Ramsey Hairpin restricted after Sidecar incident

The incident was captured on a video posted on YouTube.
The incident was captured on a video posted on YouTube.

An area at Ramsey Hairpin has been made prohibited after a video emerged showing a Sidecar almost running into spectators.

The slow-speed incident occurred during Monday’s first Sidecar race. No injuries were reported and a review is currently underway.

A statement issued by the organisers on Tuesday afternoon said: “Following the incident that occurred at Ramsey Hairpin during the third lap of the Sure Sidecar Race 1, ACU Events Ltd has confirmed that the area immediately adjacent to the hairpin on the left hand side will now be a restricted area to spectators for the rest of the TT Races meeting.

“Appropriate signage will be placed in the area to indicate that it is a restricted area and marshals will prevent members of the public from viewing from this position. No spectators were reported to have received injuries in the incident and a review into the incident is currently taking place.

“Riders will continue to be advised before every race if there are any damp or wet patches, which may affect adhesion on the course.

“As is standard practice after every TT race meeting, ACU Events Ltd will carry out a full and comprehensive review of the event, which will include looking at all prohibited and restricted areas around the course.”