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With the series almost at the half-way stage, Snetterton in Norfolk is the venue for the fourth round of the Hyundai heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship over the weekend of 30 June - 1 July.

Defending Champions Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood had mixed fortunes at the previous round in Scotland on the JG Speedfit Cool Kawasaki and now sit third in the title chase.
Tim and Tristan Reeves (Carl Cox Motorsport Kawasaki) have been dominant in the six races so far, lifting maximum points,

Read more: Rapid Snetterton 300 to showcase the Round Four as title battle heats up

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Have you ever fancied a go as passenger in a top flight British Sidecar Championship outfit? Well, if you have, Mallory Park over the weekend of 8/9 July is your chance.

Join us for Round Five of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship, where on Saturday , one hour at midday has been allocated to charity passenger experiences, or as they are known in the paddock “taxi rides”.

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Read more: Mallory Park Taxi Rides to benefit Grenfell Tower victims

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Knockhill delivers top-class action as Kershaw returns in style, and the Reeves boys dominate Round Three

 

Twenty-six outfits on the 1.3 mile Knockhill circuit was a spectacle to behold with just three seconds covering the top ten in qualifying. Tim and Tristan Reeves on the Carl Cox Motorsport Kawasaki claimed pole at near lap-record speed ahead of Phil Bell/Tony Belsey (Marin Mortorsport Suzuki) and Steve Kershaw/Stuart Clark (Express Tyres/Blinkbonny Quarry Kawasaki).

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Double 600 winners, Todd Ellis and Charlie Richardson

Read more: Knockhill Report - Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship

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Heading north of the border next weekend 16-18th June, the British Sidecar Championship brings what could easily be the largest contingent of sidecars seen in recent years at the 1.27 mile Knockhill circuit.

Returning to mainland short circuit duty are several intrepid crews who have just battled the rigours of the Isle of Man TT course with no small degree of success.

Each with a fourth place finish are Alan Founds and Lewis Blackstock. The latter, with his regular passenger Patrick Rosney, earned his silver replica in race two, whilst 600cc Cup leader Alan Founds is reunited with Tom Peters for domestic action having finished fourth in the opening TT with Jake Lowther..
A race one TT fifth for series leader and multiple world champion Tim Reeves could not be bettered as he retired in race two.

A stunning double TT victory for Ben and Tom Birchall will be celebrated in Hungary where they are on World Championship duty, along with John Holden who was twice runner-up in the Island.

Read more: Knockhill on course for record sidecar entry for Round Three

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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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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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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

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Round One Brands Hatch Indy Circuit 14-17 April

A full grid lined up for the season opener, despite the no-shows of Rob Biggs/Ben Ransley through illness, Brian Gray with work commitments, and a contractual issue with Maria Costello's passenger. An immaculate field of predominantly 1000cc outfits and a handful of 600's made a spectacle to behold as qualifying got under way in dry and breezy conditions, with a track temperature of twenty-four degrees.

Read more: Frantic Brands opener puts Reeves Brothers ahead

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After what seems to have been a long winter, the wait is over. Next weekend (14-17 April) the Brands Hatch Indy circuit will resonate to the sound of the strongest entry of sidecars in the history of the series. New rules which allow 600cc outfits to compete on level terms with their 1000cc big brothers have proved to be an outstanding success and have attracted unprecedented levels of pre-season registrations.

Further rule changes include a “reverse grid” mechanism which will see the top ten finishers, regardless of capacity, line up for race two in reverse order.
Add to this the fact that the Sunday race will be shown live on Eurosport TV mid-afternoon between the two BSB races, and a maximum number of spectators will therefore witness the action.

Read more: Brands Hatch welcomes record Sidecar entry

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The timetable for the first round of the Hyundai Heavy Industries Sidecar Championship at Brands Hatch over Easter. has just been updated to v2. (Dated 3/4/17) 

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Read more: Brands Hatch Hyundai Heavy Industries, timetable V2

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As it says in the title really. Scott Parnell is in need of a passenger for Brands Hatch round of the Hyundai Heavy Industries Sidecar Championship over the Easter weekend, 14th-17th April. 

If you can help Scott please click read more for contact details. 

Read more: Scott Parnell needs a passenger for Brands Hatch BSB 14-17 April

 

Situated mid-way between Poitiers and Limoges in central France, the circuit of Val de Vienne proved to be the ideal platform for the first proper test ahead of the 2017 British Sidecar Championship.. Those crews who attended Carlo's Trainingslager found the four days track action invaluable, and gave them a flying start to the new season. As a result, this year's event was even more popular, with a strong British contingent making the trip.

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Run as an open test week for solos and sidecars, the entry list was mightily impressive, with virtually all the top crews from across Europe on track. Former World Champions included Tim and Tristan Reeves, the Birchall Brothers and Bennie Streuer/Geert Koerts. Our own British Champions Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood headed the UK line-up of around eighty teams, comprising both 1000cc and 600cc competitors. Several new faces showed up to demonstrate their skills for the first time in anger.

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The entry list for the Hyundai British Championship is also at record levels, and clearly the teams at the top of that list understood the importance of track time in France.

Read more: Positive Val de Vienne test shakes down key players

 

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With the opening round of the 2017 championship still nine weeks away, the number of registered crews has already hit record levels. An impressive thirty-eight outfits have signalled their intentions to contest most of the rounds, with a hard core of twenty-eight signed up for the entire series. This is indeed great news for the hordes of sidecar fans at trackside and at home. The over-riding factor is the return of several top names along with an influx of new talent. As a direct result, the quality of the 2017 grid will be at unprecedented levels.

Read more: Biggest and best ever entry list for new season - from Barry Nutley

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Big thanks to John Mushet for the photos and details from the weekend

Last weekend was the long awaited weekend of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship Dinner Dance and Awards presentation. 

A big thank you to Steve 'Stavros' Parrish for presenting the awards.

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Read more: The Hyundai Heavy Industries Awards Presentation for the 2016 Championship