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Sleaford sidecar racer Gary Horspole with Scottish passenger Jimmy Connell rode to a fine sixth place in the first round of the British F1 Sidecar championship at Oulton Park over the Bank Holiday weekend.

This year the championship is split into two different categories both run within the same race. The F1 outfits are joined on the grid by the lesser powered 600cc F2 machines and the series runs in the same format as the world championship. The main F1 riders ride in the F1 British championship and the F2 machines take part in the F2 British Cup.

Read more: Horspole Racing - Oulton Park

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Unpredictable weather over the bank holiday weekend would always be a factor in this important first event in the new season. As it happened, a dry sunny free practice allowed new boy Chris Walker to find his way around in a respectable exploratory style to finish seventh in the standings, just five seconds adrift of the masters Tim Reeves/Greg Cluze and just four seconds off the reigning champions Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood.

Read more: A hum-dinger at Oulton Park sets the scene for a cracking 2016

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Following on from their win in the first round of the FIM world championship cup Mansfield sidecar racers Ben and Tom Birchall travelled the relatively short distance to Oulton Park in Cheshire where they took a decisive victory in the opening round of the British Sidecar cup.

 

The series takes place within the F1 championship grid and the F2 cup riders race alongside the more powerful F1 machines but are separated on the result sheets to their own respective championships. The team have a 600cc Honda engine housed in their long LCR chassis especially built to contest the world and British F2 cup championships.

Read more: BIRCHALL RACING OULTON PARK (and Darley Moor)

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Tim Reeves and Gregory Cluze got their challenge for the 2016 British Sidecar Championship underway in fine style on Bank Holiday Monday with the duo taking a dominant win at Oulton Park. The Team E-Aide Motorsport pairing took an early lead and went on take a near seven second win to ensure they currently lead both the World and British Championships.

Conditions at the Cheshire venue were mixed throughout but Tim and Gregory signalled their intentions from the outset, topping the timesheets in Saturday's free practice session. The solitary qualifying session was held in damp, but drying, conditions and a time of 1m45.155s looked like it would give them pole position. However, in the closing stages, Andy Peach/Charlie Richardson pipped them and they duly lined up for Monday's race in second spot.

Read more: Dominant win at Oulton for Reeves and Cluze

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We have here the timetable for the weekend, the entry list as it was on 27th April and a link to live timing (embedded as well, just don't know how well that will play with your phone so included a link to the bang on stuff). 

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Read more: Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecars Round One, Timetable, Entry list and Live Timing

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With less than a week to go until the start of the 2016 British F1 Sidecar Championship, reigning champions Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood are all set to defend their title.

Sidecar driver Ricky Stevens, from Portsmouth, and his passenger Ryan Charlwood, from Dover, will head to Oulton Park in Cheshire this weekend for the start of the championship on Saturday 30th April.

Read more: Team Ricky and Ryan is Ready to Defend its Championship

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After what seems an eternity, the long winter break is finally over and battle will commence for the 2016 British Sidecar Championship next bank holiday weekend at Oulton Park. A record number of entries have registered for the series, including two former World Champions. Whilst their swords might cross on the track, Tim Reeves and Ben Birchall are actually racing in different classes, as Ben and Tom Birchall have elected to run a 600cc Honda in the "new for 2016" 600 Cup class, just as they are in the world series.

Read more: Oulton Park awaits three-wheeled thunder

Apologies to Barry for the delay posting this,I've not been near a laptop all weekend.

Sensational news broke this week with regard to the man who will be the other half of the Chris Walker Santander Salt Kawasaki LCR. Following his successful debut test session in France with Jed Pilmoor-Brady,, and a day practicing at Donington Park assisted by Justin Sharp, Chris heard the news this week that one of the best passengers currently on the British and International scene, would be teaming up with him for his 2016 campaign.

Read more: World Champion Hawes to partner "The Stalker"

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From MSVRacing.com the timetable for Oulton. 

Remember to check the MSV Racing website for any changes, they DO change! (Link is on the read more) 

Read more: Oulton Park RKB British Sidecar Timetable

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I am posting this to see who might possibly be interested in riding with me in the 2016 BSB/RKB-F1 Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship?

Unfortunately, my recent Co-Riders, the brilliant Ken Edwards is still broken from his 'non racing' related injury, and the Equally brilliant Evo has other goals he wants to achieve this year. And I am a bit of a fussy ****, so I am just asking that if any body interested, they look at points below :)

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Read more: Ian Guy looking for a passenger for British Championship

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RKB F1 have uploaded all their videos onto YouTube. 

You can find their channel on youtube here

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Read more: 2015 Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecars on youtube

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Welcome to the new 2016 Season!

From Mike Dommett details and downloads of entry and registration forms for the 2016 British F1 Sidecar Championship. 

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Read more: British F1 Entry/Registration Forms.

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Portsmouth based Jed Pilmoor-Brady finds himself catapulted into the limelight for 2016, as passenger for World and British Superbike star Chris Walker in his rookie sidecar season. Jed, at just twenty-one years of age, already has earned his stripes in the F1 sidecar paddock with a solid season last year assisting Ian Drowne to eleventh place in the final standings for Mick Robson Racing, and previously with Simon Gilbert and his G-Force racing team. This latest development is without doubt another significant milestone in his young career.

Read more: Pilmoor-Brady in the hot seat with Walker for 2016

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There are not many boxes left to tick in the illustrious career of British and World Superbike star Chris Walker, but he has found one. Chris, the all-time fan's favourite, runner-up in the premier domestic championship no fewer than four times, will campaign three wheels in 2016 riding a Kawasaki LCR for Roger Body's Santander Salt Team.

Having raced successfully in all major Motorcycle Series around the world, including Grand Prix, Chris is excited about the new challenge. He is now looking to the future as successful proprietor of his new Kawasaki dealership, whilst having a serious attack on the British Sidecar Championship.

 

Read more: Walker the Stalker for 2016