Wins for Vines and Fryer in Newcomers B and C Races

The Isle of Man's Peter Wilkinson followed illustrious names including Ian Hutchinson, Robert Dunlop, Michael Dunlop, Carl Fogarty, Phillip McCallen and Ryan Farquhar for a popular win in the IMGold Manx Grand Prix Newcomers A Race, the opening race of the Manx Grand Prix, on the Isle of Man. Gary Vines took the chequered flag in the Newcomers B (SuperTwin) class while Elwyn Fryer was first home in the Newcomers C (Lightweight) Race.

From Ken E (jr)

We're at (past actually), the deadline for the East Fortune meeting where The Jim Silver Memorial sidecar trophy will be awarded and we're one bike short to run the class.

Anyone from South of the border (or anywhere else) fancy coming up to help the class run at one if the friendliest circuits in the country?

In order to help with costs the Scottish Sidecar Racing Club is offering £100 to the first team that enters via myself. Diana is holding entries for now but we're already past the deadline.

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Here's Terry's list of what's on TV of interest for the start of September, but remember this gets updated as the month goes on and more shows get added in The Bar on the forum.

Click read more for the list so far.. 

Hi Folks
If any of you Camathias Cup Teams have not yet entered our final meeting of the season at Cadwell 25th – 27th September, we still have a few places left and entries close on Saturday 5th so get busy folks.

It promises to be a great weekend, run by VMCC/BHR there is a practice day on Friday 25th with a proposed race programme of practice/qualifying and 2 x ten lap races on Saturday, and two ten lap races on Sunday, so loads of track time.

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This weekend Bemsee go to Cadwell Park, not just with the Bemsee/RKB F1/F2 Club Championships, but with the ACU/FSRA British FII as well. 

This is going to be a big meeting for sidecars at one of the most picturesque circuits in the Country. If you can make it to watch I really would advise it, the British FII always put on a real show here. Read John Newton's preview and roundup of the British FII season so far here, then click read more for the timetables and entry lists for the British and club classes. 

After a delay of almost four hours due to technical issues with the communications system between Sector Marshals and Race Control, the second day's racing at the 2015 Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts finally got underway at 2pm. Conditions were reported as perfect for racing around the Mountain Course with dry roads all round the 37.73 mile circuit.

The first race of the day, the Okells 350cc Classic TT Race, was cut to three laps from four as a result of the delay which was expected to hand the advantage to the MV Agustas with their greater power as they could now run straight through rather than having to refuel.

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Dan Cooper was cruelly denied his first win around the Isle of Man Mountain Course when the Stroud rider was forced to retire from Monday afternoon's 350cc Classic TT whilst leading.

Riding the 350cc Molnar Manx Norton, Dan was lying in second place after the first lap around the 37.73-mile course but it was close as he was only 1.8s behind race leader Michael Rutter. On the second lap, Dan took over the lead with his gap over Rutter up to almost three seconds at Ramsey Hairpin. Rutter reduced that slightly over the final third of the lap but with a speed of 101.613mph, Dan led by 1.3s with just one lap to go.

Here's a thing, a short video, just 2 and half minutes, showing the way round Thruxton. First lap of a British FII race. Feel those bumps.. 

Thanks to Ian Guy for the link. 

If you're thinking of testing on the Friday at Bemsee/British FII Cadwell Park but don't have a passenger, Phil Hyde is available to help you out.

Click read more for Phil's contact details. 



Welcome to the 5th round of six of this year's British F2 sidecar championship – the latest confrontation in the Founds/Peters versus Holden/Sayle battle for the title. John Holden, three times British champion partnered this year by Dan Sayle, led after each of the first three rounds, but a storming double win by Alan Founds and Tom Peters at round four in contrasting conditions – dry and sunny on the Saturday, torrential rain on the Sunday – sees them lead the title chase by 7.5 points, 158 to 150.5.

Sprint and Gold race.

With two races looming, for the "FIM 600cc World Sidecar trophy". "Team Shand Racing" set to changing their Honda 600 engine in their "Shand Chassis". Mechanic Douglas got all the relevant parts dismantled, while driver Gordon prepped the spare engine. Gordon had also recruited old friend and passenger Peter Hill to accompany the team to Germany, to help with the driving of the team truck "The Big Yellow Banana" as it is known to some. He and passenger for the weekend, Belgian Frank, sorted and cleaned all the parts.

From Phil Edge, the Scarborough Schedule for the Gold Cup. .

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