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  • Registration for British Sidecar Championship and 600 cup 2018, from MDMD

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    Greetings all,


    Here's the Registration Form for next season's British Sidecar Championship at BSB 

    NOTE: This is not the Series Entry Form - all of you who Register by the end of January will then get sent that in February.


    The Technical Regulations should follow within the next 10 days.

    The key change all 600 riders should be aware of is that in 2018 you will score points for the Main Championship for the first time as well as for the 600 Cup in each race.


    Those of you who wish to renew your ACU Licences - once you return the Registration - we will issue by email your ACU unique codes so you can do that online at the ACU site or by adding the code to the back of your 2018 ACU Licence Form.

    Happy for you to print, fill-in, scan and email back to me - or post back.

    Happy Christmas all and have a Great New Year.

    On behalf of RKB Motorsport:
    Mike Dommett
    CEO - The British Motorcycle Racing Club
    Office: 01708 720305
    Mob: 07970 963572

     

     

  • 2018 is go - exciting plans for the new season announced

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    Ten Rounds, a brand-new Sidecar Revival event and increased opportunities for 600's in 2018.

     

    At a meeting last week, the organisational team headed by Roger Body arrived at the final framework for the championship going into the 2018 season.   

    A ten round championship is planned, nine of which will again be alongside the British Superbike Championship, with a tenth round to be stand-alone at the famous Cadwell Park circuit over the weekend of 23/24th June.

     

    This event will be known as “The Sidecar Revival” with a full programme featuring Sidecar Grand Prix Legends, sidecar classics, F2 outfits and a line-up of interesting solos.

    The chance to see the likes of Steve Webster, Steve Abbott, Rolf Biland and Alain Michel back on track will indeed be one to relish.

    The event will contain three Hyundai Heavy Industries Championship races.

     

    Dates are  - click read more.. 

  • BARRY JAMES.

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    Roger Body and the entire team at RKB-F1 Motorsport wish to send heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Barry, who was taken from us in the most cruel and innocuous of circumstances earlier this week.

     

     

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  • RKB-F1 announces 2018 Championship format and plans at Brands Finale

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    Always with an eye to the future, Roger Body and his RKB-F1 organisational team are working hard to ensure that Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship continues to evolve and grow.
    The thinking has always been to have the FIM World Championship, and the leading National Championships, of which the British is without doubt the strongest, to be aligned with similar, if not identical rules and operational format.

  • Clean sweep record for Reeves duo and 600 Cup title for rookies Ellis/Richardson

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    The culmination of the 2017 season was every bit as exciting as it might have been. A record entry of almost forty outfits, subject to one or two late cancellations, would guarantee a packed grid for both races, with world class former champions mixing it with young hopefuls and established championship regulars.

     

    Tim and Tristan Reeves came to Brands seeking an unblemished clean sweep of all twenty races over the season, whilst newly crowned world champions Ben and Tom Birchall were within touching distance of the British 600cc Cup Crown, to add their FIM Gold Medal.

     

  • Assen Hyundai Heavy Industries Sidecars, full report

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    World Champions spice up Assen action, as Stevens/Charlwood crash out

    No fewer than thirty-four crews entered for the penultimate round in Holland, headed by three former, and one current pair of World Champions.
    It was no surprise therefore, that qualifying was dominated by three of those aforementioned, with newly crowned Tim and Tristan Reeves leading the way on the Carl Cox Motorsport Kawasaki.

  • BIRCHALL RACING at ASSEN, BSB 2017

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    Reigning World Champion Sidecar racers Ben and Tom Birchall travelled to Assen in the Netherlands for the penultimate round of the British 600cc Cup that takes place within the British F1 Sidecar Championship. The Mansfield brothers recorded a double win at Assen in their class and remain in second place in the cup but with double points on offer in the final two races at Brands Hatch there is a slim chance they could win the title.

    The weather played its part in qualifying and both races at Assen but the Mitchells of Mansfield supported team took it all in their stride to qualify in third place overall in the dry and went on to contest the first race on a very wet and slippery circuit on Saturday.

  • 600 Cup title cliff-hanger, brothers Reeves two races away from history, and unprecedented TV live coverage for Brands finale.

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    Where has 2017 gone you might ask, as the tenth and final round of the series heads back to Brands Hatch next weekend 13-15 October, where it all began seven months ago.

    In that time, we have witnessed a new level of dominance by Tim and Tristan Reeves in the major capacity class, the determined return of the popular Scots Steve Kershaw and Stuart Clarke, the change in fortunes of the former double champions Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood, and the emergence of new talent in the 600cc Cup class.

    One thing is for sure, the racing has been good and not without incident, with the 600's adding extra spice.

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  • Cadwell crowns Reeves Brothers Champions

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    Apologies all for the delay getting this posted up on the site.. from Barry Nutley and John Mushet the report from Cadwell Park Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecars with BSB.. 

    Huge congratulations from me (SE) to Tim and Tris Reeves, deserved champions for 2017 with a continuing clean sweep in the 1000cc class.

    Please click read more.. 

  • Reeves’ winning streak continues

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    Tim and Tristan Reeves maintained their 100% winning streak in the 2017 Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship at Thruxton at the weekend with another double victory on the Carl Cox Motorsport/Team E-Aide Motorsport Kawasaki. With 14 wins from 14 races, their championship lead has now extended to a massive 137 points.
     
    Having topped the timesheets in free practice by half a second, the Kent brothers duly took pole position on Friday afternoon with a time over a second quicker than nearest rivals Chris Walker/Ashley Hawes although the wet conditions meant they were unable to get closer to their time set earlier in the day.
  • HORSPOLE AND CONNELL SCORE WELL AT THRUXTON

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    Sleaford F1 sidecar driver Gary Horspole with passenger Jimmy Connell recorded a brace of point scoring results in round seven of the British F1 Sidecar championship at Thruxton on Sunday although it could have been three results if the third race had not been abandoned.

  • Draper Racing to run Gilbert and Morgan in 2018

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    The vastly experienced Simon Gilbert and Carl Morgan will make a return to top-flight sidecar racing action in 2018 under the Draper Racing banner.
    Draper Racing, under Team Manager Bill Philp, himself a former sidecar racer, currently fields Aaron Clarke in National Superstock 600, and Bill's son Tommy in the British Supersport Championship.

  • Reeves brothers double up again in drama filled Thruxton

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    The ultra-fast Thruxton circuit is always a great leveller, and particularly hard on passengers with its never-ending right handed bends. Three races on the programme would put seventy-five points on the table, but as events turned out, things did not go to plan.

  • HORSPOLE RACING BRANDS HATCH July 2017

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    Sleaford sidecar driver Gary Horspole with Scottish passenger Jimmy Connell were at Brands Hatch at the weekend to contest the two races in round six of the British F1 Sidecar championship where they recorded an eighth and 10th place to their races which move them up to sixth in the rider standings on 80 points.

  • Reeves Brothers nail it down again on home soil

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    Round Six - Brands Hatch - July 21-23, 2017

    The mid-summer round on the Brands GP circuit was, as expected, drama packed and fiercely contested.

    Practice and qualifying were both sun-kissed, with the track in perfect condition. Tim and Tristan Reeves, the former nursing severe bruising after the well-documented Southern 100 crash the previous weekend, were again in brilliant form on their local circuit. From the word go, at near-lap record pace, they laid down a marker on the Carl Cox Motorsport Kawasaki and then sat back.

  • Photos from Mallory Park Taxi Rides

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    Photos from the recent Taxi Rides at Mallory Park and albums going back seasons in the RKB British Championships with Hyundai Heavy Industries can be found on the

    RKB F1 Website gallery page here

  • Cadwell Park replaces Silverstone in the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Championship schedule

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    The "Party in the Park" at the picturesque Cadwell Park circuit will now include the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship on 18-20th August.

    The Silverstone BSB round scheduled for the second weekend of September will go ahead as planned with a full solo programme, but the opportunity to switch the sidecars to a circuit that will provide much closer and more interesting racing was put forward.

  • Brands GP home ground as Reeves boys attack Round Six


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    Tim and Tristan Reeves arrive at their home track with maximum points from the ten races so far in this year's Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship. The Carl Cox Motorsport Kawasaki pair have dominated the 2017 series so far, with the most recent victories coming at the Mallory Park Bike Bonanza two weeks ago.
    Defending champions Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood (JG Speedfit Cool Kawasaki) have had mixed fortunes this year, and trail the leaders by one hundred points in second place.

  • COSTELLO & HAUXWELL MAKE MALLORY PARK SIDECAR RACE DEBUT

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    The JG Speedfit/Cool Milk all-female sidecar team of Maria Costello and Kirsty Hauxwell, made their Mallory Park debut in Round 5 of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship.

    With over 20 years of road racing experience, Maria Costello is well known to motorsport aficionados for her many achievements, including her MBE for services to motorcycling and achieving the first female podium in a race around the Isle of Man TT.

    Given that she typically rides up to 12 different solo race bikes in one season, buying and racing an LCR F2 sidecar in the 600cc ‘Cup’ class is something of a departure for Maria.

    “Sidecar racing is so fantastic,” Maria explained... Click read more!! 

  • Mallory Park suits Kershaw and Holland, but Reeves unstoppable

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    Gloriously sunny weather prevailed for Saturday qualifying with Tim and Tristan Reeves once again claiming pole.
    It was far from a runaway result this time though, as Steve Kershaw and Stuart Clark came to within two-tenths of denying them the place. Anxious to make up for a disappointing Snetterton, Kershaw had the Express Tyres/Blinkbonny Kawasaki on the stop as he completed more laps than anyone else in his efforts to claim the pole.
    Sensationally, the Birchall brothers, Ben and Tom used the 600 Yamaha to great effect just a further one-tenth back in third.
    Andy Peach/Ken Edwards also pulled off a great result winning the “Battle of the Suzukis” with a stunning fourth ahead of the Stalker Chris Walker/Ashley Hawes (Santander Salt Kawasaki).