Name: JULIE GROSSET-BOURBANGE
Hometown: DOISSIN / FRANCE
Passion: SIDECAR RACING
Special Characteristics: BRAVE!
Lives for: A GOOD RACE!
IOM TT Update 25.06.19:
Julie will be back in the boat this weekend, hunting the pole in the F1-Sidecar.
At Anneau du Rhin during the 14ème TROPHEE DE LA VITESSE the sidecars will collect points for the french championchip.
IOM TT Update 06.06.19:
Best News of this day: Julie will leave the hospital today! The travelling back home will be uncomfortable and a good care at home will be necessary, but we´re all happy about this "easy" outcome. Mark Saunders (the pilot of the Honda-F2-Sidecar) was not injured.
The sidecar races are over now: The Birchall brothers Ben & Tom dominated the field, taking their tenth TT-Win! The TT 2019 is coming to an end
IOM TT Update 03.06.19:
Bad news from the TT: Julie crashed at Rhencullen during first race in F2-Sidecars! Taking one of the jumps she lost footing and
felt to the road while high speed. Julie is in hospital in this moment, hopefuly not that bad injured as it seemed first time. I don´t have more informations in this
From my heart all the best to you, Julie!
...and hej, Mate: Just to you, also!
March 2019: Dear friends of Roadracing, your help is needed - again!
Sidecar Racing without the "Schmiermaxe*" in the boats? Not possible! They carry the largest share of it.
Often the "girls" of the racers working hard in the boats, their nose just above the ground...their "bobbes**" sometimes much closer...
Before, Julie did also "dry practice" while watching IOM-on-board videos and also using the Playstation for learning the Mountain Circuit. Sounds strange? What do you think about the training of lots of racers before their first roll out?
In 2018 both were generously supported by
and by many private fans!
Just now Eric is prepairing a HONDA-CBR600-F2-sidecar (...again no YAMAHA! We really need to talk about, mate!) -
the F1-sidecars are too fast an they are very difficult to handle. With an F2 there might be more events for racing with. Julie just took part on the first qualifying races at Brands
Hatch for getting commitment to the TT 2019. Some more races she will have to absolve very soon - but: SHE WILL MAKE IT!
*Schmiermaxe/-mäxin": In the beginning of sidecar racing the distances were longer, mostly on public roads, often gravel. A lot of work were to
do, even during race practice - the co-pilots job! Changing tyres, check oil level...cleaning, repairing...listen to the riders curses. They were called "Schmiermaxe". "Schmieren" means to grease
parts ´n engine and "Max" was a friendly nickname, given to these acrobatic heroes.
**"Bobbes" is - in a local dialect -a very, very, very, very, very friendly word for one of the girls best side...
Here is a letter from Julie to all her supporters & friends. Mai, 8th 2019
Hello to everyone!
My name is Julie, 38 years old. I´m finally "substitute teacher" (to use the term) in the Isère, volunteer firefighter woman and mother of 3 children of 14, 12 and 10 years.
Apart from grammar rules and multiplication tables, my big passion is not pony riding or knitting, but competition sidecar-racing!
I will leave my class in 17 days to participate in the mythical race of the Tourist Trophy at the Isle of Man!
I'm going to have the chance to ride with Mark Saunders, # 40, an excellent driver!
This is my first race on the island, i am very excited! Myself, a little scabbard unknown, i'm going to rub shoulders with the biggest in the paddocks like McGuinness, Dunlop, Harrison at the solos, and Molyneux, Holden, Birchall at the sidecars. I have eyes that shine already!
I propose to help me finance this dream, very expensive but so beautiful, the dream of a lifetime. I will set up a blog that i will feed every day with photos, videos, and stories of this incredible adventure. I take you with me ?! I will speak about you, who help me to live these emotions, and i will make you discover the atmosphere, the places, the landscapes, the "stars" of the sidecar and the motorcycle!
Thank you in advance for your assistance!!
Sportily, yours Julie ;-)
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