Famous DJ Carl Cox Confirms Isle of Man TT Sidecar Entry

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The organizers of the 2015 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy announce that a valid entry in the Sidecar class was accepted from Carl Cox Motorsport. Yes, THAT Carl Cox. For many, the title of this piece may sound a bit strange, but if you know more than one thing about Carl Cox, namely the fact that he is a world-famous DJ, you maybe also know that he is also a keen motorcycle enthusiast. And by enthusiast we mean that he collects motorcycles and also rides quite a lot around the world.
Whether touring in Europe or in New Zealand, you can actually expect to meet Carl Cox on a motorbike, having the same type of fun you’re having. Or you can run into him at track days, ride schools or even V8 drag car racing, because he is a complete motorsport fan.

His growing involvement in MotoGP and World Superbike made Cox start up a racing team

Cox’ involvement in the motorsport has only grown over the years, and he decided it was time to put together a racing team. With his New Zealand friend Gavin Sokolich he established Carl Cox Motorsport and did not wait too long until he started to grow his new racing business. Carl Cox Motorsport soon grew to incorporate F1/F2 Sidecar teams, 2 bikes in the Ducati TriOptions cup supporting the British Superbike (BSB) series, 2 other bikes in the Australian post-classic series and some more drag cars.

From privateers to Carl Cox Motorsport

NZ’s Robbie Shorter and UK ex-GP rider Barry Smith put up an F1 Sidecar machine with a K4 GSX-R1000 engine mounted in a home-built chassis for some races and one year later they decided to get a more serious F1 Windle. Cox, who was bike-touring in New Zealand met the guys and offered them the chance to be his first formal team.

Finishing in the runner-up position after the first full racing season was of course great, and a new bike was bought for the debut F2 World Trophy in Oschersleben, Germany. An accident left Smith with a shoulder injury which would prevent him from racing at Snaefell, but local rider Colin Buckley will substitute for him.

Carl Cox will see his team racing in the Sure Sidecar TT races on June 6th and June 10th. Wonder if he is contemplating tapping into the higher road racing series…
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