Sidecar legend Dave Molyneux has announced that he will return to the Isle of Man after a year's absence for the 2012 TT races. The Douglas-born rider will be looking to add to his record tally of 14 victories in the sidecar class, a record which places him joint third in the overall list alongside Mike Hailwood.

Molyneux will be partnered in the TT races once again by Patrick Farrance, a world champion in his own right, and will be using the same Kawasaki ZX-6R machine that took them to second place on their last TT appearance in 2010.

The pair will also be taking part in a number of meetings to warm up for their return to the prestigious event. They will be involved in the Aintree Motorcycle event on September 17th as well as the two day meeting at Jurby the following weekend.

“I really missed competing at the TT this year”, commented Molyneux. “I had to take a year out and take stock but with the support of Wealth Management Company Bedouin and Rob Brew at CBG Groundworks, I’m able to come back with a proper effort.”

Paul Phillips, TT and Motorsport Manager for the Isle of Man Government, is delighted to see one of the biggest names in sidecar racing return to the TT.

“I’m delighted that Dave is returning to compete and this is a real boost for the sidecar class. We saw some really close racing in the 2011 meeting and adding Dave to the field will only improve that further. 2012 is going to be a big year for the sidecar class at the TT. We have introduced new rules which will reduce costs for competitors so we are hoping for a larger field and close racing.”