It goes without saying that the 2020 motorcycle racing season was hugely disrupted by the ongoing “Covid-19” pandemic, with the postponement and cancellation of events from grass roots to International level. While there was huge disappointment for Team A.R.C.’s Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie with the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship, the Isle of Man T.T. and Southern 100 Races all falling victim to the global crisis, Team A.R.C. still had much to celebrate once a shortened campaign got underway in August.Continue reading
Words – Tim Langham / Photographs – Dirk Wharton
Exactly a year had passed since the last “real road race” for sidecars in the U.K., and it was the Oliver’s Mount International Gold Cup meeting, hosted by 243 Racing which had the honour of being the only such meeting to run in 2020.
A full grid of sidecars had entered, and some excitement prior to the event had been generated with the news that multi world champions and TT winners Ben and Tom Birchall had entered, and were to make their racing debut around the 2.43 mile North Yorkshire parkland circuit aboard their LCR Honda. However, they were to face stiff competition from regulars Lee Crawford / Scott Hardie (LCR Suzuki); Conrad Harrison / Andy Winkle (Bellas Honda) and Steve and Matty Ramsden (LCR Honda).Continue reading
Words – Tim Langham (FSRA Press Officer)
Photographs – Dirk Wharton
North Yorkshire’s Croft Circuit once again plays host to the annual “Battle Of Britain” race meeting – a unique weekend catering for two, three and four wheeled racing machines. The sidecar events have attracted a grid of over twenty teams, ranging from classic to F600, promising some entertaining racing right through the field.Continue reading
Marin Motorsports & Leeds Parcel Company Join Forces With Team A.R.C. For 2020 Campaign
Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie are aiming to build on their impressive foundations on the short circuits and at the “real road” courses over the last few years in the coming season. The highlight of 2020 looks set to be the Isle of Man TT Races, where Lee will make his debut as a driver, although Scott has already put two successful visits under his belt, with a best finishing position to date of ninth place in Race B in 2019.Continue reading
2020 F.S.R.A. / Lane Building Services Pre-Injection Championship: Update From Dave Tibbles
Do you have a sidecar running with carburettors and want to race with like-minded enthusiasts? If so, the F.S.R.A. Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship may be the place for you.
The championship is held over eight rounds at six different circuits, which this year includes a round at the prestigious “International Sidecar Revival” meeting at Cadwell Park in August.
The rules are very simple – three wheels with period engines and chassis. The championship is divided into two classes: F2 for 350cc two strokes and 600cc four strokes, and F1 for all other engines up to 1300cc.
So far this year eighteen teams nationwide have registered – if you are interested or would like more information, please contact:
Telephone – 07740098550
Email – email@example.com