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    Donington Park. 
    Reeves takes win but no championship!

    With dry conditions, but overcast, the lights went out for the last race of the season for the FIM Sidecar World Championship and the FIM Sidecar F2 World Trophy.

    Tim Reeves and Gregory Cluze got the perfect start from pole position with their "Remse Racing/Team Eaide" LCR, Yamaha, they set off down "Craner Curves" letting the rest of the field know what their intensions were, a race win would only do for them.

    Championship leaders Pekka Paivarinta and Kirsi Kainulainen with their "44-Racing" LCR, BMW slotted in behind Reeves and Cluze, they had to stay out of trouble throughout the race, and hope that their machine would last the race distance to take the championship title.

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    FIM Sidecar World Championship and the FIM Sidecar F2 World Trophy, Donington Park, England.

    Reeves and Cluze start from pole.

    The final race for the FIM Sidecar World Championship will see Tim Reeves and Gregory Cluze on their "Remse Racing/Team Eaide" LCR, Yamaha start from pole position; they set a time of 1:35.492 in Q2. The team were really happy with the time they set. Although the weather conditions were cooler than Q1 they steadily built up their speed in the session and set the time on lap eight of the nine they did. Reeves said, "I found the track slippy but when we got the heat into the tyres all was good, we got some clear track and we went for it. We are looking forward to the race and we hope it will be good for us".

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    Click read more for the Start list and timetable for the weekend from Victoria. Note that it's been updated, the World Race is now not a mixed grid. 


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    We have here the full reports from the weekend at Oschersleben from Mark Walters. 

    As I had no internet connection for a few days I will put the three reports up together as one piece so you can catch up quickly.. please do read. This is the story of the whole weekend from Wally who does an amazing job of going out there to report for us, unpaid basically. 

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    FIM Sidecar World Championship and the FIM F2 Sidecar World Trophy.
    Gamma Racing day, Assen.

    With near perfect conditions for racing, and a huge crowd, 28 sidecar teams sat on the grid waiting for the lights to go out.

    It was Markus Schlosser and Thomas Hofer on their "Sidecar Racing Team Schlosser" LCR, Suzuki who got the jump from the line and out dragged all the other teams into the first corner, however Tim Reeves and Gregory Cluze on their "Remse Racing/Team Eaide" LCR, Yamaha, had different thoughts on letting Schlosser and Hofer get away, they nipped up the inside for the lead and set the pace into the "Strubben "corner.

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    FIM Sidecar World Championship and the FIM F2 Sidecar World Trophy.
    Gamma Racing Day, Assen, Holland. (Written Saturday 6th August) 

    The two qualifying sessions got off to a dry and bright start at the "Cathedral of Speed" in Assen and was watched by a large enthusiastic crowd.
    Some sidecar teams were taking things slowly at first, bedding in refreshed engines and new brakes.

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    From Victoria we have the entry list for Assen Superside. 

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    UPDATE: At the moment the links to the videos are on the TVFIM channel but clicking on them brings up an error. I don't know if it's temporary so I'll leave this here just in case, it looks like they should be working. 

    From AurĂ©lie Carbon, the 26 minute highlights from each of the rounds below are now available to watch online. 

    Le Mans:



  • Automotodrom Grobnik Croatia.

    With bright sunshine basking the 4,168km circuit. There was drama for the third fastest qualifying team of John Holden and Stuart Ramsey. They had to change the engine on their "Sillicone/Barnes Racing" machine.

    With the three minute board being shown Holden and Ramsey were just getting their leathers and helmets on, they made the grid just in time. They were to have a good race, considering the panic just before. Holden and Ramsey battled hard throughout the race and were to finish in seventh place.

    Also Tony baker and Fiona Baker Milligan changed their engine before the race on their "Cumbria Express" Baker, Suzuki, it was all go in their pit box as they are sharing with Holden and Ramsey. Baker and Baker Milligan were to finish the race in fourth place in the FIM Sidecar F2 World Trophy class.

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    Tim Reeves opened his 2016 season in the perfect fashion at the weekend when he and passenger Gregory Cluze won the opening round of the World Sidecar Championship at Le Mans, France. Held in wet weather, the Remse Racing duo took the victory by just over four seconds from Finnish pairing Pekka Paivarinta andKirsi Kainulainen.


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    Mansfield sidecar racing brothers Ben and Tom Birchall got their 2016 world championship season off to the best of starts by taking the decisive win at Le Mans in the opening round of the FIM F2 Sidecar World Trophy on Saturday.

    The championship consists of nine races held at six of the fastest circuits in the world with the first round held at the Le Mans circuit in France prior to the 24 hour World Endurance race.

    (update: Podium shot is by BigWally, I missed that bit) 

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    "Delannoy and Rousseau Start From Pole Position.

    Approximately two hours before the second qualifying session was to start the heavens opened, not only rain but hailstones too, it was to last a good half hour.
    By the time the qualifying was to start the track had dried but with damp patches and not a lot of grip.

    The time that Sebastien Delannoy and Kevin Rousseau set in Q1 on their "Team Sand Seb 72" LCR, Suzuki was to be good enough for pole position. Delannoy and Rousseau did not go out on track in Q2. Delannoy said later "I decided not to go out on track because it would be very slippy and I would not improve on the time I did in Q1, and I was pretty sure nobody would improve with their times. I am very happy with how the bike is going, we don't have any problems. We are looking forward to the race tomorrow, and a win here would just be the icing on the cake for us.

  • Round One, Le-Mans, France. Preview.


    The 2016 FIM World Sidecar Championship will consist of nine races held at six of the fastest race circuits in the world. Round one will be held at the famous 4.273 km "Bugatti Circuit" at Le-Mans, France. There will be an 18 lap race on Saturday 9th of April, starting at 11.30am local time.

    A full grid of 27 sidecars has been entered for round one. This year there will be two classes of sidecar on the grid, but racing for two different championships. The "FIM Sidecar World Championship" for 1000cc powered machines which are fitted in a monocoque chassis. This will be the last year that 1000cc engines will be permitted to race in the championship, due to new rules implemented by the FIM for 2017.