Baker family double up with TTSC awards

Father and daughter in action at Laurel Bank – the Susan Jenness Trophy awaits Fiona. Courtesy Robin Hynes

Fiona Baker-Milligan has regained the Susan Jenness Trophy she last held in 2011. The trophy is awarded in recognition of the most meritorious performance by a female competitor as adjudged by the Executive Committee of the TT Supporter’s Club.

At the 2015 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, as partner to her dad, Tony, Fiona took home two Bronze Replicas for finishing 11th and 10th in Sure Sidecar Races 1 and 2 respectively.  This included a lap of 109.321mph in the opening race, the fastest ever by a female sidecar passenger.

Taking this honour from Sally Wilson, she is the worthy winner of the trophy presented annually in memory of Susan Jenness who tragically lost her life some years ago whilst marshalling an off-road motorcycle event in the UK. Coincidentally, Fiona was 11th in both races when she last held the trophy, which she was also awarded in 2005.

It was a double celebration for the family crew as Tony was this year’s recipient of the Frank Cope Trophy awarded for the most meritorious performance with respect to the competitor’s age. Tony’s sidecar TT career began in 1985, having competed in one MGP meeting, 1972, as a solo competitor. 

Fiona will be presented with the Susan Jenness Trophy at next year’s TT.

The latest TTSC Magazine is now available to members – the glossy 52 pages have articles to suit all… Alan Bonner, Ivan Lintin, George Spence, Matthew Rees, Roy Tansley, Craig Neve, the Siro family sidecar team, 1966 Seamen’s Strike. Go to www.ttsupportersclub.com for further details about the TTSC.

Photo courtesy of Robin Hynes/TTSC 

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