FIM SIDECAR: 2020 CALENDAR, UPDATE 26 JUNE

Given the ongoing circumstances and restrictions associated with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the FIM and RKB-F1/Santander Salt Ltd organisational team have had to make the following changes to the 2020 calendar.

Cancellation of the rounds at Le Mans, France (29-30 August) and Lausitzring, Germany (17-18 October).
Rescheduling of the round at Brands Hatch, Great Britain on 16-18 October.

Revised dates are as follows:
DATE VENUE COUNTRY FMN
04-06 September Rijeka Croatia HMS
26-27 September Pannoniaring Hungary MAMS
02-04 October Oschersleben Germany DMSB
16-18 October Brands Hatch Great Britain ACU
23-25 October Estoril Portugal FMP

Pic © Mark Walters (pictured: Jussi Veravainen)

2020 World Sidecar Dates updated

With the ongoing impact internationally and continued travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the FIM and RKB-F1/Santander Salt Ltd organisational team have had to make the following changes to the 2020 calendar.

I will get these onto the calendar soon – hopefully this weekend.

From the FIM site here

With the ongoing impact internationally and continued travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the FIM and RKB-F1/Santander Salt Ltd organisational team have had to make the following changes to the 2020 calendar.

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FIM Sidecar World Championship

From Barry Nutley

The ongoing and fast-moving situation with COVID-19 and the way it is impacting on global sport has us all on our toes.


The RKB-F1/Santander Salt organisational team, along with the FIM, is working frantically behind the scenes to try and deliver the promised new-look FIM World Championship.

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PR Opportunity at RKB-F1

Whilst we are all in this suspended state, with not very much happening on the surface, it does not mean the feet are not paddling away below. We at RKB-F1 Motorsport are hard at it planning what hopefully will turn out to be the season we all want.
Given we now have 2 Championships running in parallel – The UK and World, we are looking to expand the team on the ground on race weekends, particularly in the area of PR, Social Media and TV.

Press, Media and TV Person

Whilst we are all in this suspended state, with not very much happening on the surface, it does not mean the feet are not paddling away below. We at RKB-F1 Motorsport are hard at it planning what hopefully will turn out to be the season we all want.

Given we now have 2 Championships running in parallel – The UK and World, we are looking to expand the team on the ground on race weekends, particularly in the area of PR, Social Media and TV.

Ideally we see the person filling this part-time role as a graduate, or a young person wishing to gain experience in the world of marketing and PR with a view to progressing in the field of sport journalism, television or similar.

We currently have TV footage edited and produced for our own website and YouTube channel, whilst the World Championship has a bespoke highlights package produced by the FIM. We are also considering taking interviews and video snapshots at both series, to edit into those shows.

This is an opportunity for a keen graduate or young person to be exposed to the world of motor sport media, and to learn from our already experienced personnel some of the tricks of the trade. More than anything initially, it needs to be considered as work experience, with a view to moving ahead as things develop.

If you feel this is something you would like to become involved in, and are interested in exploring this further, please make contact in the first instance with karen@bgsp.co.uk by sending a current CV along with a covering letter.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The RKB-F1 Motorsport Team

Coronavirus (Covid-19) – ACU Statement Update 17/03/20

It is with regret that the ACU are suspending all competition and social activity until 30th April 2020, but this will be constantly reviewed. This is in response to the emerging guidance issued by HM UK Government in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Statement on Covid-19
On behalf of ACU    

It is with regret that the ACU are suspending all competition and social activity until 30th April 2020, but this will be constantly reviewed. This is in response to the emerging guidance issued by HM UK Government in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.   

All permits for events during this time will be cancelled and reimbursed in full to the organising club/ promoter.    As the National Governing Body would ask all ACU Members to act responsibly and follow the Government’s guidance during this difficult time. We have a responsibility and duty of care to our staff who will be working from home, so please be patient with any queries you may have.   

As of writing (17th March 2020) HM Government have advised: 

  • – Persons to work from home where possible 
  • – People over the age of 70 to minimise social contact 
  • – Emergency services will not support mass gatherings 
  • – Stop non-essential travel  
  • – Avoid pubs, clubs, restaurants and cinemas  

This statement is supported in its entirety by AMCA

Up-to-date information on COVID-19 can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

2020 World Championship Enrolment open

After another stunning season of competition for the FIM Superside last year we are now ready to kick off 2020.

Entries now Live on the FIM website , thanks Mike.

After another stunning season of competition for the FIM Superside last year we are now ready to kick off 2020.

2019 FIM Sidecar World Championship – Pannoniaring (Hungary) © Mark Walters

As previously announced, the first big news of the starting season is
Santander Salt Ltd & RKB Motorsport, Roger Body’s companies are joining FIM’ s force to promote and develop the FIM Sidecar World Championship.

Despite some recent changes due to Coronavirus, and subject to further developments, the 2020 FIM Sidecar Word Championship Calendar with some exciting changes and additions is now confirmed. 

DOWNLOAD HERE

  • 16-17 May – Lausitzring, Germany
  • 27-28 June – Pannoniaring, Hungary
  • 24-26 July – Brands Hatch, Great Britain 
  • 29-30 August – Rijeka, Croatia
  • 05 September – Le Mans, France
  • 17-20 September – Assen, The Netherlands
  • 03-04 October – Oschersleben, Germany
  • 24-25 October – Estoril, Portugal

Also, thanks to the new promoter, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Entry Portal for prospective competitors – CLICK HERE.

First round of Sidecar World Championship postponed

The first round of the Sidecar World Championship was due to run with the World Endurance at Le Mans on 18/19 April, which has been postponed to 5/6 September. We wait to hear if the Sidecar round will be moved to the same date with it.

Click here for details on the FIM EWC Site

FIM World Sidecar Championship Calendar 2020 announced

By Barry Nutley

PLEASE NOTE – MIKE’S EMAIL ADDRESS HAS BEEN UPDATED.

RKB-F1 Motorsport in association with Santander Salt Ltd. has reached an agreement with the FIM (the International governing body of motorcycle sport) whereby they have arrived at an eight round series across seven different countries for the 2020 FIM World Sidecar Championship.

This is the result of extensive discussions between new series promoter Roger Body, the FIM, the circuit organisers, and a large degree of cooperation and advice from German former ace driver Ralf Bohnhorst.

“Bohni” as he is affectionately known, has been very involved organising the series in recent years, building a sound platform from which to move forward.

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FIM And Santander team up to promote World Sidecar Series

From an FIM Press Release 15/01/20, see the FIM site on the logo above.

The FIM has reached an agreement with Santander to collaborate on the promotion of the FIM Sidecar World Championship. The official contract will be signed soon.

Today FIM and Santander are pleased to announce the 2020 provisional calendar

April 18-19 Le Mans – France
May 16-17 Lausitzring – Germany
June 27-29 Pannoniaring – Hungary
TBA – TBC – Great Britain
August 29-30 Rijeka – Croatia
September 17-20 Assen – Netherlands
October 3-4- Oschersleben – Germany
October 24-25 Estoril – Portugal