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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

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From MDMD of course, we have the registration list for the 2017 British F1 and 600 Cup. 

 I'll count again Nev... and this time I make it 25 x 1000s and 11 x 600 Cup runners.

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Read more: 2017 Hyundai Heavy Industries British F1 and 600 Cup Registration List.

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Remember of course that this series is not just F1, F2 people please do feel free and very welcome to join in says Glenn!

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Dinner Dance & Awards Presentation
Saturday 28th January 2017
Bentley Hotel – Leisure Club & Spa
Newark Road, South Hykeham,
Lincoln LN6 9NH

Please make a date to celebrate an outstanding 2016 season!
Dance to Motown/Soul Group "Sistacated" & Disco to the early hours.

Click read more for menu and hotel details and to download the dinner form...

Read more: RKB Dinner Dance and Awards Presentation 28th January 2017

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Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing have announced that they will retain double British F1 sidecar champions Team Ricky and Ryan (WPS Racing) for the 2017 season and that the new team will run with JG Speedfit as their title sponsor.

After racing to victory in 2015 and successfully defending their title in 2016, sidecar driver Ricky Stevens, from Portsmouth, and his passenger Ryan Charlwood, from Dover, joined Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing at Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham earlier today to reveal their plan for the 2017 championship.

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Read more: Ricky and Ryan racing for JG Speedfit Cool Kawasaki in 2017

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RKB-F1 Motorsport announces exciting new plans ahead of the new season which will see the premier sidecar championship enjoy an unprecedented level of exposure and recognition within the BSB paddock.
A twenty-race, ten round series is scheduled, with one race on Saturday, and a second race slotted between the two Superbike races mid-afternoon on Sunday enjoying prime-time live Eurosport television coverage.
The one exception to this format is round five, when the series returns to the popular Mallory Park, scene of such close race action on its debut in 2016.

Read more: Prime-time race slots and much more as 2017 dates are released

Apologies for the short link here - this is to the forum where the details are, I need to get this on urgent while I have access..... 

Click here for details on the forum from Glenn Walsh of the RKB Dinner Dance Presentation, don't forget this is open for F1 and F2 competitors alike..