The culmination of the 2017 season was every bit as exciting as it might have been. A record entry of almost forty outfits, subject to one or two late cancellations, would guarantee a packed grid for both races, with world class former champions mixing it with young hopefuls and established championship regulars.


Tim and Tristan Reeves came to Brands seeking an unblemished clean sweep of all twenty races over the season, whilst newly crowned world champions Ben and Tom Birchall were within touching distance of the British 600cc Cup Crown, to add their FIM Gold Medal.


Read more: Clean sweep record for Reeves duo and 600 Cup title for rookies Ellis/Richardson


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Some rumours have been circulating in the last few days with regard to the Auto 66 Club's end of season "Bonanza & Sidecar Bash" event. The head of organisation, Peter Hillaby has confirmed this afternoon (Monday 9th October) that the event is most definitely ON!

Read more: Auto 66 Club's Sidecar Bash - DEFINITELY ON!!!

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Team A.R.C. dominated proceedings at the final meeting of the N.E.M.C.R.C.'s 2017 championship, retaining the "Ian Bell Memorial Trophy" and also winning the "Michael Anderson Trophy". Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie took four clear wins from the same number of starts, taking the chequered flag not only in the F2 class, but overall against the open and F1 class machines.

Read more: Team A.R.C. Repeat Ian Bell Memorial Trophy Feat


World Champions spice up Assen action, as Stevens/Charlwood crash out

No fewer than thirty-four crews entered for the penultimate round in Holland, headed by three former, and one current pair of World Champions.
It was no surprise therefore, that qualifying was dominated by three of those aforementioned, with newly crowned Tim and Tristan Reeves leading the way on the Carl Cox Motorsport Kawasaki.

Read more: Assen Hyundai Heavy Industries Sidecars, full report

We have results from Thruxton, Snetterton, Anglesey and East Fortune so far. CLICK HERE

Racing at Brands Hatch CRMC has been suspended. 

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Reigning World Champion Sidecar racers Ben and Tom Birchall travelled to Assen in the Netherlands for the penultimate round of the British 600cc Cup that takes place within the British F1 Sidecar Championship. The Mansfield brothers recorded a double win at Assen in their class and remain in second place in the cup but with double points on offer in the final two races at Brands Hatch there is a slim chance they could win the title.

The weather played its part in qualifying and both races at Assen but the Mitchells of Mansfield supported team took it all in their stride to qualify in third place overall in the dry and went on to contest the first race on a very wet and slippery circuit on Saturday.




Where has 2017 gone you might ask, as the tenth and final round of the series heads back to Brands Hatch next weekend 13-15 October, where it all began seven months ago.

In that time, we have witnessed a new level of dominance by Tim and Tristan Reeves in the major capacity class, the determined return of the popular Scots Steve Kershaw and Stuart Clarke, the change in fortunes of the former double champions Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood, and the emergence of new talent in the 600cc Cup class.

One thing is for sure, the racing has been good and not without incident, with the 600's adding extra spice.

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Read more: 600 Cup title cliff-hanger, brothers Reeves two races away from history, and unprecedented TV live coverage for Brands finale.


Sleaford F1 Sidecar Driver with Scottish passenger Jimmy Connell travelled to Assen in the Netherlands for the penultimate round of the British F1 Sidecar Championship on Sunday resulting an eighth place finish and eight championship points for the duo.

The weather affected the racing on Saturday and after qualifying well on the sixth row for the first race on Saturday Gary decided not to race as, with standing water in places on the track, he deemed the conditions too dangerous.

Read more: HORSPOLE RACING ASSEN - October 2017

This doesn't necessarily mean the end of the world although relying on me for results recently might seem like it. 

Luckily for us Mark has sorted out all the links and pages you need to bookmark ready for the weekend.. so to quote Mark exactly... 


Possibly no results from me this weekend as going away so here goes 

Bemsee Snetterton and live timing on the TSL website along with Wirral 100 and Anglesey Grand. There will also be live timing and results for North Gloucester at Thruxton for Saturday on the their website http://www.vola-racing.com/circuitpro/ngroadracing/

For the Stars at Darley on Sunday they have live timing and results http://www.darleymoor.co.uk/results/

North East Club are hosting the Ian Bell Memorial trophy at East Fortune and those results will be on the Speedhive app.

The classics are at Brands and could also be on the Speedhive app or Race Monitor

Finally the final Euro round at Oschersleben have a live timing link and could be here http://livetiming.bike-promotion.com/#/index


Steve E back here.. 

Hopefully you will find these useful, and yet again thank you Mark for all you have done and are still doing! These are the links we use to find the results and I will try to update the pages this weekend in Mark's place. The pressure is on now.. Enjoy your weekend off mate! 




Photo by Dirk Wharton (the pie man!) 

This might sound an odd request coming from someone usually as well prepared as Greg Lambert, but there is a very good reason for asking. 

Greg has had his bike packed up and shipped on its way to New Zealand for the Tri Series over Christmas (good luck and enjoy that mate! )

As his bike is on its way already he does not have use of his machine for the upcoming Brands Hatch British Sidecars at BSB over the weekend of the 13-15th October, or the last round of the Road Race Championship at Cadwell Park 28-29 October- which he would like to compete in as he is scoring well so far this season in the series. 

Do you have a competitive sidecar he could borrow for either or both of these meetings? He would be extremely grateful of course! 

If you could help Greg please click read more for contact details. 

Read more: Greg Lambert needs to borrow a sidecar or two, can you help please?




From Helen Pask we have two reports from Team SaS, Giles and Jen Stainton. 

The first from Mallory Park and the second from Cadwell Park - with quite different stories in the two. 

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Read more: Team SaS, two reports in one - quite different results


The last round of the year for Bemsee is at Snetterton this weekend coming.

We will have results as the weekend goes on. either from Mark Dennis or myself (for once I might beat Mark to it, you never know!), but for now we have the timetable and the links to live timing and the meeting info in the Timekeepers Section where the results will appear. 

BEMSEE 7-8 October in the Timekeepers 



Known as the“Cathedral of Speed”, the famous Assen circuit in Holland is the destination for round nine of The Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship over the weekend of 29th September - 1st October.

The event welcomes two pairs of newly crowned champion brothers, in Tim and Tristan Reeves (Carl Cox Motorsport Kawsaki), who clinched the British title at the previous round at Cadwell, and Ben and Tom Birchall, 2017 FIM World Champions, after dominating that series on their Mitchells of Manfield 600cc Yamaha.
There will no lifting of the pedal however, as both crews are still on a mission with unfinished business.
The Reeves brothers intend to go the entire season with an unblemished record of wins, whilst the Birchalls have their eyes on the 600cc British Cup title to add to their FIM Gold medal.

Read more: Assen next up as season draws to close

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September has proved to be the busiest month of the year for Team A.R.C., during which time they have competed on four consecutive weekends. Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie won the inaugural "Marin Cup" (Scottish Sidecar Championship), with four F2 wins at the Jock Taylor Trophy meeting at Knockhill at the start of the month. They then completed their A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Championship campaign with events at Mallory Park and Cadwell Park respectively. Finally, they rounded off in style with a brace of wins at Oliver's Mount, in a meeting which sadly concluded early owing to incidents in solo events. Team mates John and Jake Lowther competed only at Scarborough, themselves taking two podium positions to continue their impressive form at the seaside circuit.

Read more: Scarborough Double Win Makes Up For Mixed Fortunes In The British Championship For Team A.R.C.