Estelle Leblond and Melanie Farnier were presented with Susan Jenness Trophy on Tuesday, live on Radio TT.
They were still buzzing from having broken the 110 mph barrier in Monday afternoon practice. The SJT is presented for the most meritorious performance by a female competitor in the previous years TT
Estelle and Melanie became the fastest all female crew when they finished 11th in Sidecar Race 1 in 2017, having a fastest lap of 108.407 mph and a race speed of 107.61mph. They were running 6th in the second race with a fastest lap of 109.394mph before a fuel pump issue ended their race.
Estelle made her debut in 2013 with Sebastien Lavorel in the chair; Melanie first TT experience was in 2015 where she was ballast for Lionel Mansuy, finishing both races and achieving a lap over 100 mph in Race 2.
Estelle and Melanie won the French Sidecar Championship 2016 and decided the team should compete together in the 2017 TT. They are now back again this year and are also going to enter the S100 for the first time in July.
Many thanks to Jo Pack, Radio TT, for allowing the presentation to take place on her show and for the professional way she conducted her interviews and the back ground research she researched. Estelle, Melanie and their families were delighted with the presentation and publicity.
The presentation can be viewed on the Radio TT website
Estelle / Melanie Receiving the Trophy from Mike Hammonds Picture taken by John Newton
Estelle / Melanie on their bike