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A reminder that entries for the Oliver's Mount Spring Cup meeting on the 22nd & 23rd April close tomorrow (Friday 24th March).Entry forms can be downloaded from - HERE - or alternatively contact the office (01723 373000) to make arrangements. There will be four sidecar races each weekend this year (as opposed to the usual three), which was requested by the competitors over the close season - a full sidecar entry would provide justification for this change.

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Michael Dunlop is set to race the all-new GSX-R1000 in 2017, the 13-time Isle of Man TT winner signing for the new-look Bennetts Suzuki team for the forthcoming season.

Dunlop will race the new machine at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy as well as the North West 200, the Southern 100 and the Ulster Grand Prix road races. The Northern Irishman will also contest the opening round of the MCE British Superbike championship at Donington Park in April.

The 2016 Superbike and Senior TT winner and current out-right lap-record holder will get his first ride on the new GSX-R1000 he will race this season at a shakedown test at the team’s Mallory Park base today [Wednesday], before heading to Spain for tests at Cartagena and Almeria.

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Regulations and Entry Forms for the 2017 Blackford Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Road Races have only recently become available and already race organisers have received over 100 entries which includes a number of newcomers to the popular races.

Most popular class in the eight race programme at present is the Junior (350cc) with 22 entries with the Senior (500cc) race attracting 17, whilst the 250cc/350cc Singles race has 16.

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For those who may be interested - at this year’s Blackfords Pre TT Classic Races 26th, 27th & 29th May 2017 Post Classic sidecars and F350s are now eligible. 

Click read more for more details and the link to the Pre TT Classic Entry Form page.. 

 

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The "Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup" road races are set to be the highlight of this years fiftieth anniversary celebrations of the Auto 66 Club. Coincidentally, it is seventy years since the first race meeting was held at the legendary 2.43 mile "Oliver's Mount" public road circuit in Scarborough - to mark the occasion, a bumper entry of solos and sidecars has been received, and will do battle over the weekend of the 24th and 25th September.

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The Ian Bell trophy has been created for the overall winner of the popular and ever growing sidecar race series which has been held at Scarborough's Oliver's Mount events, Isle of Man TT, Southern 100 and Auto 66's Cadwell Park events during 2016.

Named after the legend of the sport; Ian bell who tragically lost his life at the Isle of Man TT this year.

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One of the most exciting Sidecar races in the history of the Southern 100 was witnessed by thousands of fans who had spread themselves outaround the Billown Course on Championship Day 2016, Thursday 14th July.

The outright Sidecar lap record had stood to Nick Crowe and Dan Sayle since 2007, just shy of the 'magic' 100mph at 99.778mph, a time of2m 33.341 s.

In ideal conditions 19 Sidecar crews lined up on the grid on Castletown By-Pass ready for the challenge of eight hectic laps around the 4.25-milecourse - certainly not one for the faint hearted!

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For the second successive year, Tim Reeves took victory in the Southern 100 Sidecar Championship and, together with Patrick Farrance, set a new outright lap record on Thursday afternoon of 100.749mph around the challenging Billown circuit.

The Team Klaffi Honda/F13K Cancer duo were part of a superb four-way battle for the lead with fellow World Champions Ben and Tom Birchall, John Holden/Andy Winkle and Dave Molyneux/Dan Sayle and although the latter retired at the end of lap three, the remaining three crews fought for supremacy.

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Following their double win at Snetterton in the British championship on Sunday, Mansfield brothers Ben and Tom Birchall travelled directly to the Isle of Man where they took part in qualifying on Monday evening for the two sidecar races at the Southern 100 meeting and going on to take a second and third place in two thrilling races.

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The timesheets for tonight's practice sessions at the Southern 100 are now in the Timekeepers section on the forum here 

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ITV4 have confirmed the broadcast date for the Southern 100 International Road Races as Wednesday 20 th July, 2016 commencing at 20.00 hrs. (8.00pm).

Isle of Man company Greenlight TV has the secured a prime time slot on ITV4 and ITVHD.

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Driver Dave Wallis with Co-pilot Harry Payne competing on the Team Petpals LCR Suzuki became the inaugural winners of the Robin Daykin memorial trophy at the Olivers Mount, Scarborough road races held over the weekend of June 18th/19th.

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Classic sidecar races will be going ahead as planned at the "Barry Sheene Classic" meeting at Oliver's Mount on the 23rd & 24th July. There will now be three races over the weekend, rather than the two which were originally published in the regulations. There is still space on the grid for more outfits - if there is a minimum of eight entries in the class, the club have pledged to increase the prize money by 50%.

There is also space on the grid for F2 outfits - all races will carry points counting for the "Super 2 Sidecar" championship.

Please contact the club by telephone - 01723 373000 between 09.00 - 16.30 Mon - Fri. Or return a completed entry form immediately, available on the CLUB WEBSITE HERE

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Lee Crawford and Sam Christie once again impressed at Oliver's Mount, with three podium placings at the recent "Cock O'The North Continental Road Races". Representing "Team A.R.C." the pairing took two third place finishes, and a runners up position despite having to start from the back of the grid due to technical issues during qualifying.