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The TT is everything to me
When he’s not racing, TT sidecar legend Dave Molyneux is building motorbikes and cars for other people.
My plans for TT 2009 are the same as ever. I want to win and that’s what I’m going for. We have got a lot of really good local support this year and I am well up for it.
Dave Molyneux TT 2008
For one reason or another I didn’t have any sponsorship until very recently and then the local scene got it together, like it does, and here we are. I am really grateful for the help.
There isn’t one part of the course which stands out for me. I pretty much love the whole thing, even the bits which have bitten me, and there have been a couple of them.
If you take a long hard look around the circuit things have changed over the years but because I have done it every year, I suppose I have changed with it. I don’t see those changes like other people do because I have done it so often.
Living over here I drive the roads every day. They are a part of my life. The big changes are in the machinery. What I ride has changed a lot over the years.
The bit of the circuit I do dread is Rhen Cullen due to the fact that I slid down there on my backside a few years ago! But I have got over that. It’s a place you have to treat with the utmost respect.
Dave Molyneux racing in 2008
I had my first big spill in 1990. Although I was only 26 years old at the time, it took a bit of getting over. The last crash I had was a bit bigger and I’m an old man now so it took a lot of getting over! It’s mind over matter.
I’ve done this all my life; I don’t know anything else so getting back to the racing after an accident is something I always have to do. You either pack it in and go and shrivel up somewhere or you just get on with it. I’m glad I got on with it. I can’t imagine life without the TT.
last updated: 19/05/2009 at 11:04