Fresh ground was broken at the end of the 2019 season when a youngster, almost a rookie in fact, beat all the established stars to the British Championship title. Todd Ellis, partnered by the experienced Chaz Richardson set the paddock alight, and made everyone sit up and notice. It’s a known fact sidecar crews can continue racing at a high level far longer than their solo counterparts, and that has led to the age profile in the paddock tending to be higher. The number of youngsters coming into the sport is small, so when we do get real talent at an early age it is something to be celebrated and promoted. In most cases, the younger element is attracted by family involvement with the youngsters growing up alongside three wheels rather than two. For 2021, three such riders will be hell-bent on making their reputations and following in the footsteps of Todd Ellis.Continue reading
The events calendar on here has been updated with what we have confirmed so far
Tonfanau Easter and May Cancelled,
BHR Test at Mallory and first 2 day meeting cancelled
Croft 27/28 March Cancelled
Olivers Mount Spring Cup moved back 2 weeks (so far)
John Lowther is looking for an experienced passenger to compete with him at this years A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Championship events, the four Oliver’s Mount meetings, and – should it go ahead – the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man. (All obviously depending on the situation regarding the current pandemic – as things stand at the present time, the first British F2 event is scheduled for the weekend of 16-18 April at Brands Hatch).Continue reading
As a consequence of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Isle of Man Government has taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Isle of Man TT Races. We recognise that the cancellation may greatly impact our visitors and everyone associated with the TT, and have put together the following list of Frequently Asked Questions for those of you who may be affected. We appreciate your patience and will be updating the following information regularly as and when the position becomes clearer and will help you wherever we can do.Continue reading
From Manx radio
An announcement on next year’s TT is to be made by the Department for Enterprise on Monday.
There’s no indication yet as to what the update will entail.
The public announcement is due to be released at 12pm, and will be brought to you live here on Manx Radio
From Mark Dibben.
A quick note to let you all know that Stan Dibben, my Father, passed away this evening peacefully with family by his side.
I will write more in the coming days with Dad’s wishes re celebrating his life.
All best in the meantime, and thanks indeed for all the love you have shown him over many, many years,
click continue reading for Stan on Sidecar Radio with Slow Phil and the short film “No Ordinary Passenger”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