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  • Lap Record Tumbles Again - Brothers claim Maiden Cup win on home soil at Oulton Park

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    Ben and Tom Birchall stormed to a convincing victory in the second round of the British Sidecar Cup at Oulton Park on Monday also setting a new lap record for the class of 1m 44.788s - 92.48mph.

    Fresh from their victory in the first round of the World Sidecar championship at Le Mans, the team headed to Cheshire to contest the second round of the British championship. Because of a date clash they were unable to ride in the first round at Brands Hatch but were keen to make up for that by securing a win at Oulton Park.

  • Reeves Brothers extend lead in drama packed Oulton

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    Round Two Oulton Park

    Conditions for qualifying were cold and damp, but the Reeves Brothers banged in five quick laps on the Carl Cox Motorsport Kawasaki and then sat back. Chris Walker/Ashley Hawes and the Kershaw/Clark pairing ran at the front until the closing stages, when the reigning champions Stevens/Charlwood put the JG Speedfit Kawasaki into second. Amazingly, in fourth place were the Birchall Brothers with a very rapid 600cc Yamaha LCR just one second off the pole position time.

    The Race

    Late in the day, in gloriously sunny conditions the pack charged into Old Hall Corner with the pole men just edging it ahead of Stevens/Charlwood and a tooth and nail scrap between Walker/Hawes and Kershaw/Clark. The Birchall Brothers were less fortunate and did not make the most of their third row start on their Mitchells of Mansfield Yamaha. They were down in around eight place at the end of lap one with it all to do.

  • FIM Sidecar World Championship. Le-Mans. Race report.

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    Birchall Brothers Rule in Le-Mans.

    As the lights went out for the first race of the 2017 “FIM Sidecar World Championship”, it was John Holden and Mark Wilkes on their “Barnes/Sillicon Racing” LCR, Kawasaki who got the hole shot into the first complex of corners, this was to be short lived though as Ben and Tom Birchall on their “Birchall Racing” LCR, Yamaha, nipped up the inside of Holden/Wilkes in the first chicane. Right behind the Birchalls was Pekka Paivarinta and Kirsi Kainulainen on their “44-Racing” LCR, Honda. Paivarinta and Kainulainen tried their best to follow the Birchall Brothers past Holden and Wilkes but it was not to happen. It was not till three corners later that Paivarinta and Kainulainen managed to nip pass when Holden/Wilkes left a small space. By this time Bennie Streuer and Kevin Rousseau on their “Team Streuer” LCR, Honda, were right on the tail of Holden/Wilkes.

  • FIM World Sidecar Championship. Le-Mans. Qualifying.

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    Birchall Brothers on fire!


    Ben and Tom Birchall will start from pole position with a fastest time of 1:44.474, for the 18 lap race that will kick off the 2017 “FIM Sidecar World Championship”.
    Brothers Ben and Tom have been flying since free practice, and their lap times have been getting faster as the weekend has gone on. Their “Birchall Racing” LCR, Yamaha has not missed a beat all weekend. But even as qualifying had finished the team were working on the machine, checking all was okay. Driver, Ben said with a smile on his face. “We will make sure all is well with the bike, and we will see if we can improve our lap time in the race. We are really looking forward to the race tomorrow, and let’s hope all goes well”. They will start from the front row on the outside of the circuit.

     

  • FIM Sidecar World Championship 2017. Round One Le-Mans, Preview.

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    The 2017 “FIM Sidecar World Championship” gets under way at the world famous 4,185km “Bugatti Circuit” at Le-Mans, France, over the Easter weekend. The World Sidecars will be supporting the famous “24 Houres Motos” for solo motorcycles.


    New rules starting from 2017 means that all the top sidecar teams who were running 1000cc engines had to change to 600cc engines over the winter break. Some teams who ran 600cc engines in short tubular chassis last season have changed to the longer monocoque constructed chassis, but most have just had to change to the 600cc engine.

  • BIRCHALL RACING PREPARES FOR 2017 SEASON

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    Reigning World F2 sidecar champions Ben and Tom Birchall are preparing their Mitchell's of Mansfield supported machine in readiness for the 2017 season when they will contest the British and World championships on their LCR chassis powered by a Yamaha R6 engine supplied by CF Motorsport plus the Isle of Man TT and the Southern 100 on the smaller LCR short chassis with a Honda 600cc engine this year.

    Ben Birchall said: "Our preparation is going very well right now and we are nearly ready to make a start on our testing programme ahead of the first race.

  • BIRCHALL RACING BRANDS HATCH SEASON FINALE

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    Things didn't go quite to plan for Birchall Racing at Brands Hatch where they were to contest the two final races in the British Sidecar 600 cup but due to an unfortunate electrical problem they were unable to resolve, Ben and Tom were unable to race.

    But it was not all bad news as multi TT winner Michael Dunlop with passenger Dan Sayle took command of the Birchall Racing F2 outfit and completed both races within the top six.

  • BIRCHALL RACING WIN AT DARLEY MOOR

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    Ben and Tom Birchall took their TT winning F2 outfit to Darley Moor for the Annual Stars at Darley meeting where they were invited to race in the final round of their Sidecar championship on Sunday.

    After securing pole position the F2 World Trophy winners went on to take the win in the 15 lap race in front of a huge crowd that had gathered at the circuit for the Stars races.

  • Michael Dunlop and Dan Sayle to join forces at Brands Finale

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    The latest high profile name from the solo ranks to explore sidecar action in the premier three-wheeled championship is none other than thirteen times TT winner Michael Dunlop. Together with vastly experienced Manxman Dan Sayle, himself with eight TT victories under his belt, they will campaign the Birchall Brother's TT winning 600 LCR Honda as wild cards in the final round of the British Sidecar Championship on the Brands GP Circuit over the weekend 14-16th October.

  • Assen vital in title chase as season approaches pinnacle

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    Traditionally a favourite circuit with the sidecar brigade, the ultra-fast Cathedral of Speed will stage races seventeen and eighteen of the 2016 British Sidecar Championship this coming weekend 1/2nd October, with just two more races to go before the Champions are crowned for this season at Brands Hatch in a couple of weeks.
    It seems only yesterday we were welcoming Chris Walker and Ashley Hawes to the family as "new kids on the block", with barely any notion as to how they would fare. They take their Santander Salt Kawasaki LCR to Assen fourth in the table, with the added distinction of being the only crew to have scored points in every single race contested. This becomes even more meaningful when you consider that for the final round, there will be the usual double points in each race on offer. So ahead of Assen, there are still one hundred and fifty priceless points there to be had.

  • BIRCHALL RACING, Ben and Tom at Donington Park

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    Ben and Tom Birchall from Mansfield rode their four races to perfection at their local circuit of Donington Park at the weekend when they were competing in the final round of the World F2 sidecar Trophy and the three British 600 Cup races taking the wins in both championships. Having already clinched the world title the Mitchells of Mansfield supported brothers also secured the British title this weekend with four races left to race.

  • Race report - FIM sidecar World Championship and the FIM Sidecar F2 World Trophy.

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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.

  • Sidecars galore as series resumes at Dickies Donington Park

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    Donington Park will play host to an unprecedented number of sidecar outfits this coming Dickies British Superbike weekend (16-18 September) when the Hyundai Heavy Industries British and FIM World Sidecar Championships also descend on the famous circuit. Both series are at a crucial stage with Britain's Tim Reeves and Greg Cluze (Team E-Aide Motorsport Remse Yamaha) in a challenging position in each title chase.

  • BIRCHALL RACING CLINCH WORLD F2 TITLE AT OSCHERSLEBEN

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    After recording the win in both races at Oschersleben, Mansfield brothers Ben and Tom Birchall have secured the World F2 Trophy title with one race remaining and will celebrate their world title at Donington Park in front of their sponsors, family and friends in the final round on September 17.

    The Mitchells of Mansfield supported brothers had a perfect run setting a time of 1m 33.769s during qualifying to secure a third row start in the mixed grid of riders for the start of the 12 lap Sprint race. Ben said: "It has all gone perfectly for us today and once again we are the top F2 Trophy team on the grid."

  • BIRCHALL RACING WINS F2 AT ASSEN

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    Ben and Tom Birchall travelled to Assen in the Netherlands for a round of the World Sidecar championship over the weekend where they recorded yet another strong finish to take the win in the F2 World Trophy.

    The F2 World Trophy race is run within the gird of the F1 World championship and after taking pole in their class the Mitchells of Mansfield supported brothers began their campaign from the third row in sixth position overall.

  • BIRCHALL RACING MALLORY PARK

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    Once again Ben and Tom Birchall scored maximum points in the British 600 Cup when they travelled to their local track of Mallory Park for an extra round of the championship on Sunday.

    Although they were using their LCR 600cc Honda and were therefore at a disadvantage against the 1000cc machines in the F1 class Ben and Tom were in their element and beat all the F1 outfits to secure pole position for first 12 lap race.

  • BIRCHALL RACING THRUXTON

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    Mansfield brothers Ben and Tom Birchall won all three of their races in the fourth round of the British Sidecar 600 cup at Thruxton over the weekend and now lead the championship by a massive 41 points.

    The 600 cup is run within the grid of the British F1 sidecar championship with each set of riders scoring points in their own class. Ben and Tom qualified sixth overall to start the first of three eight lap races from the third row of the mixed grid.

  • BIRCHALL RACING – SOUTHERN 100

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    Following their double win at Snetterton in the British championship on Sunday, Mansfield brothers Ben and Tom Birchall travelled directly to the Isle of Man where they took part in qualifying on Monday evening for the two sidecar races at the Southern 100 meeting and going on to take a second and third place in two thrilling races.

  • BIRCHALL RACING SNETTERTON

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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. 

  • BIRCHALL BROTHERS AT THE DOUBLE IN CROATIA

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    Fresh from their decisive victory in the second race at the Isle of Man TT festival Ben and Tom Birchall rode to a winning double at Grobnik Automotodrom in Croatia at the weekend to extend their championship lead in the FIM F2 Sidecar World trophy.

    The Mitchells of Mansfield supported team were contesting the F2 Sidecar World Trophy is run within the grid for the FIM F1 Sidecar world championship with the F2 riders competing for their own set of points for the trophy.