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Fresh from his victory at the Southern 100 road races, Tim Reeves resumed his challenge for the 2016 British Sidecar Championship at Thruxton at the weekend and with first, second and third in the three races both he and passenger Gregory Cluze reclaimed the Championship lead.

With three races on the schedule at the Hampshire venue, it was a busy weekend for the entire Team E-Aide Motorsport/Remse Racing squad and having qualified in second behind Ricky Stevens/Ryan Charlwood, race proceedings for Tim and Gregory got underway on Saturday lunchtime with the opening eight-lap encounter.

Read more: Three podiums at Thruxton sees Reeves and Cluze retake British Championship lead

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Qualifying – A hot and humid session made it very hard work indeed, but lap record holders Ricky Stevens/Ryan Charlwood (Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki) grabbed pole position from Tim Reeves/Greg Cluze (Team E-Aide Motorsport/Remse Racing Yamaha).

Row two was closely disputed with Ben Holland/Lee Watson nosing their Hannafin Kawasaki ahead of John Holden/Stuart Ramsey (Barnes Racing Silicone Engineering Suzuki). Chris Walker/Ashley Hawes (Santander Salt Kawasaki) renewed their battle with the Birchall Brothers on their 600 Honda to line up on row three.

And then to the racing... click read more! 

Read more: Reeves forces ahead at thrilling Thruxton

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Seventy-four years ago, the village of Thruxton first shook to the sound of powerful engines as fighter planes roared into the skies over Hampshire. Next weekend (22-24 July) huge horsepower once again returns to do battle over the two and a half mile perimeter road circuit, as the British Sidecar Championship comes to town.

All eyes will be on local Hampshire boys and defending champions Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood who hold a slender three point lead over their big rivals multiple world and British champions Tim Reeves and Gregory Cluze.

Read more: Battle resumes at Historic Thruxton

A quick word from Barry Nutley.. coverage of the latest round of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship will be shown on Motors TV Thursday 21st at 21.50. 

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Ben and Tom Birchall recorded a double win at Snetterton in the two races comprising the fourth round of the British Sidecar 600 Cup Championship which is run within the grid of the British F1 Sidecar series. The Birchalls now have 50 points and extend their lead to 16 over Nichols/Tilley. 

Read more: BIRCHALL RACING SNETTERTON

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Tim Reeves lap record was looking threatened by the man himself as he and Greg Cluze (E-Aide Motorsport/Remse Racing Yamaha) blistered round in qualifying to claim pole position. Series leaders Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood were the only crew looking likely, just half a second adrift for second on the grid. When it came to race time however, a wet track made for something of a lottery.

Read more: Rapid Snetterton delivers big-time as impressive Reeves closes in

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Hi All,
Please note BSB from Snetterton is live on Quest channel 37 Freeview all weekend, so the Sidecar race scheduled for 5.25pm on Sunday will also be live.
Cheers,
Barry.

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RKB-F1 Motorsport announced this week (originally posted in May but it's getting close now) that there will be an additional round of two races added to the 2016 calendar. The picturesque and historic Mallory Park will be the venue and the date is confirmed as the 30/31st July. The event is to coincide with the traditional Mallory Bike Bonanza, and the celebration of sixty years of racing at the Leicestershire circuit. Sidecars are to have premier billing, with two twenty-lap races on the Sunday, as well as extensive practice and qualifying sessions. Also expect to see historic and classic sidecars parade round the track at regular intervals.

Read more: Reminder.. Extra round at Mallory Park – 2016 series now twenty races

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Round four of the Hyundai/Molson series takes place this weekend (8-10 July) and boasts a near record grid with two former world champions lining up against the current British Champions and series leaders. Clashes with world dates are now out of the way, and the field is clear for Tim Reeves/Greg Cluze, and Ben and Tom Birchall to make up lost ground in the domestic championship.

Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood (Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki) left Knockhill on top of the standings and a twenty-five point margin over Reeves who was in Hungary. Now fourth in the table, the Remse Racing Team E-Aide Motorsport crew will need to find the speed thus far lacking from their Yamaha on the ultra-fast Norfolk circuit. They will also encounter strong opposition from Ben Holland/Lee Watson (Hannafin Kawasaki) and Chris Walker/Ashley Hawes who find themselves second and third respectively in the chase after brilliant performances in Scotland.

Read more: Snetterton 300 next up for the champions and challengers

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2015 British F1 Sidecar champions Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood were aiming for a triple victory this weekend but their hopes were dashed when Ryan dislocated his shoulder during practice on Friday.

Round 3 of the 2016 Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship took place in Knockhill, Scotland, at the weekend. This was a three-race round and the pair's main rivals were absent owing to a date clash with the world championship, so the stakes were high for Ricky and Ryan.

The weekend got off to a bad start with Ryan falling off the outfit during the first practice session. He dislocated his shoulder in the process and was unable to take part in the rest of the weekend's racing action.

 

Read more: Challenging Round 3 for Ricky and Ryan

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Round 3 of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British F1 Sidecar Championship was held on the 24-26th June at the Knockhill circuit in Scotland.

After the disappointment of a blown engine at the previous round at Brands Hatch, MKRacing's driver, Martin Kirk and passenger, Ben Hughes were keen to get some good results and put some more points on the board. A new engine had been given the Keith Whiting treatment and fitted to the outfit.

Read more: MKRacing at Knockhill Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecars

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Despite a smaller than normal grid at Knockhill's round three of the championship, the racing was frantic with the door of opportunity 'shoved wide open for some new names to score big points. Drama was evident from the word go, as the Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki passenger Ryan Charlwood was side-lined with a dislocated shoulder.

In a show of camaraderie typically to be found in the sidecar paddock, L&W Team Principle Dave Walton loaned passenger Charlie Richardson to his intense rivals as stand-in for Charlwood. Richardson's regular driver, championship challenger Andy Peach was unable to compete at Knockhill due to a short-term illness.

Read more: New faces on podium in sensational Knockhill triple-header

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Round three of the British Sidecar Championship goes north of the border over the weekend of 24/25th June at a crucial time for the front runners. Leaders Tim Reeves and Gregory Cluze have a dilemma in that there is a date clash with the Hungarian round of the World Championship which they also lead.

Their problem is exacerbated by the fact there are three races in Scotland, so potentially seventy-five points are there to be won or lost. Reigning Champions Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood are in no doubt as to where their priorities lie, and that is to maximise the trip north and claim the title lead. The Quattro Pant Cool Kawasaki duo chased Reeves to within a fraction of a second at Brands, so it is fair to say they are on his case.

Read more: Will Knockhill be pivotal in Championship chase?

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Round 2 of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British F1 Sidecar Championship was held on the 20-22nd May at the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit.

Both MKRacing's driver Martin Kirk and passenger Ben Hughes are familiar with the Indy circuit and were looking forward to racing on the famous track, which due to its short nature always provides some close exciting racing. Having raced at Brands Hatch a number of times in their short careers, it would provide a good chance to get a good feel for the new sidecar outfit.

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Read more: MK Racing, Martin Kirk and Ben Hughes at Brands Hatch May 20-22nd