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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

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RKB-F1 Motorsport announced this week 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: Additional two races in the Hyundai British Sidecars, now 20 races total (entry form linked in here)

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Horspole and Connell rode to a brace of eighth places at Brands Hatch at the weekend in round two of the British Sidecar championship although they were awarded seventh place in the points in race one because one of the riders ahead was in the 600cc class and was not eligible to score points in the main class.

Read more: HORSPOLE AND CONNELL BRANDS HATCH INDY

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Ben and Tom Birchall travelled to Kent for the second round of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar and Cup championship at Brands Hatch resulting in two resounding victories for the Mansfield team.

Read more: BIRCHALL RACING BRANDS HATCH INDY

It was a nail-biting battle of the champions this weekend as the British title holders Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood challenged the world champions for the top spot at Brands Hatch.

Sidecar driver Ricky Stevens from Portsmouth, and his passenger Ryan Charlwood from Dover, gave the Kent crowd and TV audience a show to remember in Round 2 of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British F1 Sidecar Championship. They narrowly missed out twice on first place, coming second behind Tim Reeves and Greg Cluze.

Read more: Ricky and Ryan Fight Tooth and Nail in Title Defence

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Tim Reeves and Gregory Cluze ensured their strong start to the 2016 season continued at the weekend with the Team E-Aide Motorsport/Remse Racing pairing taking a double victory at Brands Hatch, venue for round two of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship.

Read more: Double victory for Reeves and Cluze at Brands

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The Brands Indy lap record has stood since the days of Steve Webster, but came under serious threat on Sunday. Fresh from victory at Oulton Park and leading the championship, Tim Reeves and Greg were under pressure from the start as the Reigning Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki pairing of Ricky Stevens/Ryan Charlwood showed their class in free practice...click read more

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Read more: Indy circuit provides drama and thrills galore

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A star-studded grid will line up on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit for the second round in the 2016 British Sidecar Championship. Heading the line-up, just a couple of weeks before his isle of Man TT campaign, is Tim Reeves, who partnered by Greg Cluze on the Team E-Aide Motorsport Remse Racing Yamaha currently leads both the World and British championship chases after the opening round of each. Reeves has got the Yamaha sorted and was in imperious form at Oulton Park with a lights to flag victory. Sniffing at his heels, and out for revenge at Brands are the reigning champions Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood who, after a tentative start at Oulton, recovered to finish second.

Read more: Top Class entry heads for Brands Hatch for round two

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We have a quick reminder from Barry Nutley - 

The opening round of The Hyundai British Championship from Oulton Park is on Motors TV 21.30 this Thursday plus repeats.

For more complete racing TV listings, see Terry Scott (Ronno's) TV Times for May and June on the forum here