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Luscombes faces tough Isle of Man test
2:47pm Thursday 31st January 2013 in Sport
The ACU Luscombe Suzuki Leeds British Sidecar Trials Championship heads for the Isle of Man this weekend.
Once again the Peveril Motor Cycle and Light Car Club kick start the ten-round series.
The Andy Smith Trophy Trial on Saturday is followed on Sunday by the David Craine Trophy Trial.
Denise Kissack has accepted 29 three wheelers with all the top pairings ready for some serious trialling.
Sponsor Robin Luscombe with his 21-year-old son Sam is back this year on his 2012 300cc Beta.
Also returning are Rupert and Chris Kimber who missed out last year when their Beta failed them.
It will be no easy ride for the mainlanders with Adrian and Aaron Smith, 2012 winners, Jamie Teare and Jane Birch- all, solo trails champion Nigel Crellin and Chris Molyneux forming a major threat.
The inter attack will be led by Daryl Dale and his girlfriend Hannah Ethering- ton but Steve Radford and former Luscombe passenger Les Ashby will be somewhere near the front.
Lancashire jokers Kiran Hankin and Andy Cripps could be getting serious. Both are talented road racers.
It is difficult to predict a winner in the clubman class.
Mark Kemp and Ian Allway, Karl Jarvis and Bob Chapman, Robbie Head and Aron Jacobs plus the real dark horses Matt Sparkes and Jamie Howe on their Ossa look strong contenders.
Having said that, Martyn Kissack and James Caine could rock the boat.
The Saturday route, from Dhoon Quarry, takes in five sub groups while Sunday’s seven-section group will probably provide the sting in the tail.
The action kicks in at Ballaspit. The Peveril Club have also mapped out a solo route which will more or less track the sidecar sections.