WIDNES businessman Pete Alton and Roger Stockton drew the positives from their latest TT adventure.
The experienced sidecar team failed to match their best-ever results notched last year, but picked up the pace on a new machine.
An 18th-place finish in Race A was followed by 13th in Race B.
Along with long-term passenger Pete Alton, 40-year-old Crewe-based rider Stockton was satisfied.
HGV driver Stockton said: 'We only took delivery of a new Baker chassis and the latest Yamaha R6 injection engine three weeks ago, so we struggled at first.
'But in the second race, we went quicker than last year, which is really pleasing.
'The fields were bigger so our finishing positions weren't as high, but we can be pleased overall. And we enjoyed it as much as ever.'
Last year, Alton, who owns OTC Racing, fell ill, and his replacement Steve Ward suffered serious injuries in an accident.
But Stockton and Alton bounced back from the run of bad luck to record 13th and seventh-placed finishes at the TT.
The duo are back in action at Cheshire's Oulton Park on July 7.