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Roger Body and the entire team at RKB-F1 Motorsport wish to send heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Barry, who was taken from us in the most cruel and innocuous of circumstances earlier this week.

 

 

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Read more: BARRY JAMES.

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Always with an eye to the future, Roger Body and his RKB-F1 organisational team are working hard to ensure that Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship continues to evolve and grow.
The thinking has always been to have the FIM World Championship, and the leading National Championships, of which the British is without doubt the strongest, to be aligned with similar, if not identical rules and operational format.

Read more: RKB-F1 announces 2018 Championship format and plans at Brands Finale

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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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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

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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.

Read more: BIRCHALL RACING at ASSEN, BSB 2017

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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.

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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

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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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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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Tim and Tristan Reeves maintained their 100% winning streak in the 2017 Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship at Thruxton at the weekend with another double victory on the Carl Cox Motorsport/Team E-Aide Motorsport Kawasaki. With 14 wins from 14 races, their championship lead has now extended to a massive 137 points.
 
Having topped the timesheets in free practice by half a second, the Kent brothers duly took pole position on Friday afternoon with a time over a second quicker than nearest rivals Chris Walker/Ashley Hawes although the wet conditions meant they were unable to get closer to their time set earlier in the day.

Read more: Reeves’ winning streak continues

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Sleaford F1 sidecar driver Gary Horspole with passenger Jimmy Connell recorded a brace of point scoring results in round seven of the British F1 Sidecar championship at Thruxton on Sunday although it could have been three results if the third race had not been abandoned.

Read more: HORSPOLE AND CONNELL SCORE WELL AT THRUXTON

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The vastly experienced Simon Gilbert and Carl Morgan will make a return to top-flight sidecar racing action in 2018 under the Draper Racing banner.
Draper Racing, under Team Manager Bill Philp, himself a former sidecar racer, currently fields Aaron Clarke in National Superstock 600, and Bill's son Tommy in the British Supersport Championship.

Read more: Draper Racing to run Gilbert and Morgan in 2018

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The ultra-fast Thruxton circuit is always a great leveller, and particularly hard on passengers with its never-ending right handed bends. Three races on the programme would put seventy-five points on the table, but as events turned out, things did not go to plan.

Read more: Reeves brothers double up again in drama filled Thruxton

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Sleaford sidecar driver Gary Horspole with Scottish passenger Jimmy Connell were at Brands Hatch at the weekend to contest the two races in round six of the British F1 Sidecar championship where they recorded an eighth and 10th place to their races which move them up to sixth in the rider standings on 80 points.

Read more: HORSPOLE RACING BRANDS HATCH July 2017