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Gloriously sunny weather prevailed for Saturday qualifying with Tim and Tristan Reeves once again claiming pole.
It was far from a runaway result this time though, as Steve Kershaw and Stuart Clark came to within two-tenths of denying them the place. Anxious to make up for a disappointing Snetterton, Kershaw had the Express Tyres/Blinkbonny Kawasaki on the stop as he completed more laps than anyone else in his efforts to claim the pole.
Sensationally, the Birchall brothers, Ben and Tom used the 600 Yamaha to great effect just a further one-tenth back in third.
Andy Peach/Ken Edwards also pulled off a great result winning the “Battle of the Suzukis” with a stunning fourth ahead of the Stalker Chris Walker/Ashley Hawes (Santander Salt Kawasaki).

Read more: Mallory Park suits Kershaw and Holland, but Reeves unstoppable

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By its very nature, Mallory Park is one of the best viewing circuits in the country.
Over the decades, countless tens of thousands of spectators have crowded the banks surrounding the tight, picturesque Leicestershire circuit, to watch the world's best sidecar racers battle for supremacy.
This spectacle will be played out again in the strongest sidecar championship on the planet, over this coming weekend 8/9th July.

Read more: Mallory Park promises the closest action yet - preview from Barry Nutley

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Mansfield sidecar racers Ben and Tom Birchall rode to a brace of wins in a round of the British 600cc Sidecar championship at Snetterton at the weekend and move to fourth in the rider standings after contesting just two rounds (three races) in the series.

The Mitchells of Mansfield supported brothers secured third place in qualifying in a mixed grid of F1 and 600cc outfits and were fastest in their class and as the first of two races got underway the six times TT winners slotted into fourth place overall before moving up to third at the half way stage of the 12 lap affair. They maintained third place throughout the remainder of the race to take the chequered flag as comfortable winners in the 600 class with Ellis/Richardson finishing in second place some distance behind.

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Tim and Tristan Reeves maintained their 100% winning record in the 2017 Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship at Snetterton at the weekend as the Carl Cox Motorsport/Team E-Aide Motorsport pairing swept to another double victory to make it eight wins from eight starts.

The Kent brothers were in scintillating form throughout the three days of action at the Norfolk venue and they signalled their intentions from the off, topping the free practice session on Friday. Later that day, they qualified in pole position for Saturday’s 12 lap race with a time of 1m55.088s which was a staggering 3.2s quicker than anyone else.

Read more: Reeves makes it eight from eight with Snetterton double

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The JG Speedfit Kawasaki team will be at Mallory Park at the weekend for fifth round of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship.

Following Ricky and Ryan’s success at Snetterton, where they came second in both races, the current British champions will be looking to get their first win of the season. They are currently second in the championship standings behind brothers Tim and Tristan Reeves.

All-female sidecar team Maria Costello and Kirsty Hauxwell will also be heading to Mallory Park fresh from their appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed which attracted over 150,000 visitors.

Maria said: “It’s always an honour to be invited to parade up the hill on Lord March’s country estate. It was also a great opportunity for us to showcase our sidecar outfit, but also sidecar motorsport in general, to a massive audience.”

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Read more: COSTELLO & HAUXWELL SIDECAR TEAM HEAD TO MALLORY PARK with JG SPEEDFIT


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With the world's best on track, and a mid-afternoon slot in the schedule, the Snetterton round was always going to be a blockbuster. The huge crowd was not disappointed.
Tim and Tristan Reeves made no mistake in qualifying, putting their Carl Cox Motorsport Kawasaki on pole position.
They were over two seconds ahead of the pack, with the defending champions in second place.

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Barry James and Jack Tritton,
(Jack impressing all in his first BSB meeting - SE)

Read more: Reeves brothers maintain clean sheet at Snetterton 300

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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