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With many thanks to Mark Walters, and also the Isle of Man weather giving us a bit of a break in proceedings to catch up, we bring you Mark's full report of qualifying and both races at the second round of the FIM Superside World Championship at Oschersleben a short while back. 

Read more: Oschersleben Round 2 of Superside World Championship

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We have the times from Tuesday, the only session run so far.click read more. 

Tonight's session (Wednesday) was going to be just round as far as Ramsey and then controlled speed back to the Grandstand just to get the teams some laps in and give them a chance to check set up due to adverse weather on the Mountain. The airmed can't fly at all now so even that has been called off. 

A frustrating week so far.. 

Read more: Wednesday Practice cancelled from 19.20 on, no sidecars tonight

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We are advising passengers to carry identification and check in early for sailings in response to enhanced security measures at UK ports.
The UK terror threat level was yesterday raised to ‘critical’, the highest level, following the Manchester Arena attack on Monday. As a result, some police services are requiring additional security checks at ports, including compulsory identification checks for all passengers and more vehicle searches.
These measures were introduced at Heysham on Wednesday afternoon.

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Read more: ADVICE FOLLOWING ENHANCED SECURITY AT PORTS

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Sidecar entries are needed in the next few days to ensure the class is run at the "Cock O'The North" Road Races at Oliver's Mount on June 24th & 25th.

Entries officially close on Friday 26th May - however, by this time, many competitors will be at the TT. If insufficient sidecar entries are received by the closing date, the class will unfortunately be shelved. Presently, all solo classes are looking well subscribed, so there will be additional solo races to take the allocated time if entries are not forthcoming.

Read more: Sidecar Entries Needed A.S.A.P. For Upcoming Oliver's Mount Events

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The third round of the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British Formula 2 Sidecar championship took place this past weekend at Donington Park, hosted by the North Gloucester Road Racing Club. With a changeable weather forecast everyone was hoping for a dry session and when qualifying took place half way through the day on Saturday the weather remained a little blustery, the track was dry and the overhead conditions cloudy.

Read more: Team Founds Racing Reign Supreme At Donington Park

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Mallory are still prepared to run test sessions for sidecars Thursday 18th on the proviso that 12 attend. 

This is the last chance of useful testing for a few teams before heading across to the Island for the TT, so I've been asked that anyone who has been planning on going please register your interest with Mallory Park Circuit as soon as possible. 

There will be 5-6 sessions during the course of the full day at a cost of £140, please contact the circuit on 01455502214 if you are wanting to go.

Thank you all! 

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“Sidecars head to Germany”

Round two of the FIM Sidecar World Championship will take place at the 3.667km circuit of Oschersleben, the circuit which is situated in the Borde district of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Opened in 1997 as “Motopark Oschersleben” it was then the third permanent racetrack in Germany, the other two being “Nurburgring” and “Hochenheimring”.

This meeting is earlier in the year than previous years, and again the World Sidecars will be supporting the World Endurance Championship for solo machines.
There will be lots of track time for the sidecar teams, and with two races over the weekend a lot of championship points can be had.

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Read more: Preview - 2017 FIM Sidecar World Championship. Oschersleben, Germany.

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It was a weekend of contrasting fortunes for Team A.R.C. at the third round of the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship at Donington Park. While John and Jake Lowther had their most successful weekend to date; their team mates Lee Crawford and Patrick Farrance had a meeting which was largely disappointing.

Read more: Donington Park Proves To Be A Weekend Of Highs & Lows For Team A.R.C.

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Morecambe’s John McGuinness has been ruled out of this weekend’s International North West 200 road races after the Honda Racing rider crashed during Thursday’s final qualifying session for Saturday’s two Superbike races.

Having qualified in 11th place for the Supersport class on board the Jackson Racing Honda, John had set the seventh fastest Superbike time on Tuesday and was hopeful of improving upon this on Thursday.

Read more: McGuinness ruled out of International North West 200

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As many of you know, Lee Crawford is the U.K. distributor of Pagid brake parts (on behalf of Michael Breitenbach of Pagid Rennsport).

Anyone who requires Pagid brake parts / pads / fluid etc at the Isle of Man T.T. should make contact with Lee a.s.a.p. to pre-order anything they specifically require; he will be in the Paddock, but will need to know in advance what stock to bring.

Please phone Lee directly on 07967596141 to discuss your requirements.

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Welcome to the third round of the A.C.U./F.S.R.A. British Formula 2 Sidecar Championship. This coming weekend at Donington Park sees us being hosted for the second time this season by the North Gloucester Club.  

 

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Read more: A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Championship - Donington Park Preview

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Ben and Tom Birchall stormed to a convincing victory in the second round of the British Sidecar Cup at Oulton Park on Monday also setting a new lap record for the class of 1m 44.788s - 92.48mph.

Fresh from their victory in the first round of the World Sidecar championship at Le Mans, the team headed to Cheshire to contest the second round of the British championship. Because of a date clash they were unable to ride in the first round at Brands Hatch but were keen to make up for that by securing a win at Oulton Park.

Read more: Lap Record Tumbles Again - Brothers claim Maiden Cup win on home soil at Oulton Park

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Round Two Oulton Park

Conditions for qualifying were cold and damp, but the Reeves Brothers banged in five quick laps on the Carl Cox Motorsport Kawasaki and then sat back. Chris Walker/Ashley Hawes and the Kershaw/Clark pairing ran at the front until the closing stages, when the reigning champions Stevens/Charlwood put the JG Speedfit Kawasaki into second. Amazingly, in fourth place were the Birchall Brothers with a very rapid 600cc Yamaha LCR just one second off the pole position time.

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Late in the day, in gloriously sunny conditions the pack charged into Old Hall Corner with the pole men just edging it ahead of Stevens/Charlwood and a tooth and nail scrap between Walker/Hawes and Kershaw/Clark. The Birchall Brothers were less fortunate and did not make the most of their third row start on their Mitchells of Mansfield Yamaha. They were down in around eight place at the end of lap one with it all to do.

Read more: Reeves Brothers extend lead in drama packed Oulton

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F2 Sidecar racing team SaS, Giles and Jen Stainton took a well deserved win and third place at Cadwell Park last weekend in the Auto66 Cub race plus third place in the second round of the British F2 Sidecar cup.

Going out for timed practice on new tyres it took a few laps to bed them in and the husband and wife team felt they had hit their stride and were keen to return to the track for qualifying. They were delighted to find they had qualified in 16th place overall for the British championship race and recorded a best lap of 1m 50s which is four seconds faster that their previous personal best time.

Read more: A WIN AND A THIRD PLACE AT CADWELL FOR TEAM SaS

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After a fiercely contested opening round on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit in front of a packed grandstand, the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship arrives at historic Oulton Park for the second encounter and an equally enthusiastic Cheshire crowd. These picturesque surroundings have played host to the greatest sidecar racers in the world over many decades, and the May Bank Holiday Weekend promises to uphold that tradition.

Five times World Champion Tim Reeves, now back with younger brother Tristan, heads the charge as prime challenger for the 2017 crown, and leads the title chase after the opener at Brands Hatch where they landed an emphatic double. British Champions together in 2012, they want it back on their Carl Cox Motorsport Kawasaki.

Read more: Preview: Oulton Park set for sizzling Round Two 29/30 April – May 1st

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The weather gods smiled on Knockhill race circuit at the weekend as unexpected sunshine shone down on the inaugural round of the Marin Scottish Sidecar Cup.

Sterling efforts by Gavin Browne, the new chairman of the SSRC, together with the support of his committee and sponsorship from patron Boris Stroud resulted in a bumper entry of 18 outfits - the best turnout of sidecars at Knockhill for over 10 years. Not even a chilly North wind could cool the enthusiasm of teams who came from as far afield as Bedlington and Belfast to enjoy some great racing and Scottish Sidecar Club hospitality.

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Read more: Marin Scottish Sidecar Cup Knockhill Race Circuit, 22nd/23rd April 2017

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Motorcycling legend Maria Costello MBE is pairing up with Kirsty Hauxwell for her sidecar debut at the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship at Oulton Park this weekend.

The Costello / Hauxwell pairing will be the first all-female sidecar team to join the Hyundai Heavy Industries British championship and they will be hoping to compete in the 600CC Cup under the banner of the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team.

Read more: COSTELLO & HAUXWELL MAKE THEIR ENTRANCE IN BRITISH SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP