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The penultimate round of the 2017 ACU/FSRA British Formula two sidecar championship took place over the weekend of the 9th/10 September at the “Friendly Circuit” Mallory Park. The forecast for the weekend was looking rather drab to say the very least.

Read more: Team Founds Crowned 2017 A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Champions

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We have here the full report from the latest round of the FIM Sidecar World Championship, courtesy of Big Wally.

 

Read more: Croatia Superside, full report from Mark Walters

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Mansfield brothers Ben and Tom Birchall have been crowned 2017 World Sidecar champions after winning the first of two races in Croatia. Having won the title in 2009 they took a second win in 2016 and have now got the hat trick with the win this year.

The Mitchells of Mansfield supported riders dominated the two qualifying sessions setting a fastest time of 1m 33.918s in the first session to take pole position for the short, 10 lap Sprint race on Saturday.

Read more: BIRCHALL BROTHERS CROWNED WORLD CHAMPIONS

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This coming weekend (16th and 17th September) sees the final round of the 2017 A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship. This will be the third time this season that the teams get to enjoy Cadwell Park. This past weekend saw the pairing of Team Founds Racing Peter Founds / Jevan Walmsley secure the 2017 British Championship defending the title they first won last year, after taking second place in race one and winning the second race. They are now eighty points clear of Team Ramsden Racing's Steve and Matty Ramsden.

Read more: Cadwell Park To Play Host To 2017 A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Championship Finale

We have most of Mark Walters' reports from the weekend to go on here but I want to put the lot in one big round up rather than post each session separate so that will probably go on tomorrow night. 

I just really want to congratulate Ben and Tom, World Champions for 2017. Top job gentlemen and we will get the full thing on here tomorrow I promise! 

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Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie, of Team A.R.C., took a clean sweep of F2 wins at Knockhill on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd September, landing them the inaugural "Marin Cup" title. However, they had no answer to the dominance of top British F1 team, Steve Kershaw / Stuart Clark, who were the overall winners in all four races, taking the prestigious "Jock Taylor Trophy" on home soil.

Read more: Marin Cup Success For Team A.R.C. In Knockhill Debut

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Team SaS F2 Sidecar racing husband and wife duo of Jen and Giles Stainton recorded a brace of second places in round five of the EMRA sidecar championship at Mallory Park on Sunday.

After taking a much needed weekend off to recharge their batteries and get the handlebars that were broken at Cadwell repaired, the pair from Upton was raring to go and headed out for some practice laps to bed in some new brake pads and Giles to get used to the new handlebars.

Read more: TEAM SaS RECORD A BRACE OF SECOND PLACES AT MALLORY

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Sleaford sidecar driver along with passenger Jimmy Connell were at Cadwell Park for a round of the British F1 Sidecar Championship at the weekend (apologies for the delay posting this - SE)  resulting in a seventh place in race one and a crash in the second affair.

Read more: Horspole Racing British Championship report from Cadwell Park

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Maria Costello MBE has continued her run of success with an impressive fourth place in the prestigious Classic Senior TT at the Bennetts Isle of Man Classic TT.

She came close to taking another Classic TT podium on the back of two podium finishes in the Cup 600 class of the British Sidecar Championship at Thruxton, and a top-10 finish in the Supertwin class at the Ulster Grand Prix.

Read more: COSTELLO CLAIMS FANTASTIC FOURTH AT CLASSIC TT

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Apologies all for the delay getting this posted up on the site.. from Barry Nutley and John Mushet the report from Cadwell Park Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecars with BSB.. 

Huge congratulations from me (SE) to Tim and Tris Reeves, deserved champions for 2017 with a continuing clean sweep in the 1000cc class.

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Read more: Cadwell crowns Reeves Brothers Champions

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Mansfield world sidecar racers Ben and Tom Birchall recorded a fine win in the penultimate round of the FIM World Sidecar championship at Assen in the Netherlands on Sunday to remain unbeaten and move 30 points clear of the opposition with just one round - two races - remaining.

The Mitchells of Mansfield supported riders dominated free practice and qualifying to claim pole position at the Cathedral of Speed on Saturday to start Sunday’s 17 lap Gold race from the head of the grid.

Read more: BIRCHALL RACING ASSEN - Penultimate 2017 Superside Round

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“Championship for the taking”

The fifth and final round of the FIM Sidecar World Championship will take place at the 4.168km circuit of Grobnik in Croatia, just south of Rijeka, just inland from the Adriatic Coast. The anti-clockwise circuit is surrounded with mountains with stunning views all round. The “Automotodrom Grobnik”circuit opened in 1978 and until 1990 the Yugoslavian motorcycle GP was held here.

In the past this round of the FIM Sidecar World Championship has taken place in the month of June, which has been hard on man and machine due to high temperatures. Work on the track surface was due to be undertaken. However this work did not happen, resulting in the later than usual event taking place in September.

Read more: FIM World Sidecar Championship. Grobnik, Rijeka, Croatia - Preview

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The sixth and penultimate round of the F.S.R.A. / Lane Building services F350 / Post Classic and Preinjection Sidecar Championship moves to Mallory Park this coming weekend (9th and 10th September). Ten registered teams have entered, supporting full grids at this popular venue with the E.M.R.A. club.

Read more: Mallory Park To Host Penultimate Round Of F.S.R.A. / Lane Building Services F350 / Post Classic / Pre-Injection Championship

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Upton sidecar racing husband and wife pairing of Giles and Jen Stainton were at Cadwell at the weekend for their fourth racing weekend in as many weeks where they recorded three top eight results before disaster struck and they were forced to retire when the handlebars snapped on the LCR outfit.

Once qualifying got underway Giles and Jen both realised just how tiring racing every weekend is and it had taken its toll on them as they felt they were not as quick as usual on track.

Read more: TEAM SaS BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP CADWELL 12/13 August 2017