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  • Ricky and Ryan racing for JG Speedfit Cool Kawasaki in 2017

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    Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing have announced that they will retain double British F1 sidecar champions Team Ricky and Ryan (WPS Racing) for the 2017 season and that the new team will run with JG Speedfit as their title sponsor.

    After racing to victory in 2015 and successfully defending their title in 2016, sidecar driver Ricky Stevens, from Portsmouth, and his passenger Ryan Charlwood, from Dover, joined Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing at Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham earlier today to reveal their plan for the 2017 championship.

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  • 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.

  • HORSPOLE RACING BRANDS HATCH SEASON FINALE

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    Sleaford F1 Sidecar driver with Scottish passenger Jimmy Connell travelled to Brands Hatch for the season finale of the British F1 Sidecar championship where the two races attracted double points. Gary and Jimmy scored a strong 10th place in race one and eighth in the second encounter to xo plate their season in an overall position of eighth on 156 points.

    After qualifying in seventh place Gary and Jimmy were due to start the first 10 lap encounter from the fourth row but a problem on the warm up lap forced them to start the race from pit lane joining the rest of the 31 strong grid as they passed the end of the straight.

  • Another British Championship double for Reeves and Cluze

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    Tim Reeves and Gregory Cluze ensured their British Sidecar Championship season ended on a high at the weekend when they took a double victory at the final round held at Brands Hatch. The E-Aide Motorsport/Remse Racing duo took their 11th and 12th race victories but, sadly, just fell short by 11 points of another British Championship title.

    Having taken pole position for Saturday's opening 10-lap race, a slightly sluggish start saw Tim and Gregory overhauled and pushed back to third behind Ben Holland/Lee Watson and John Holden/Stuart Ramsey. However, a lap later they were up to second having got by Holden and on lap four they took the lead, something they were never to relinquish.

  • Ricky and Ryan Are Crowned Champions at Brands Hatch

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    The final round of the British F1 Sidecar Championship took place this weekend at Brands Hatch and Team Ricky and Ryan achieved their ambition of winning the title for the second year running.

    Sidecar driver Ricky Stevens, from Portsmouth, and his passenger Ryan Charlwood, from Dover, arrived at the Kent circuit with a 47-point lead and one goal in mind: to be the 2016 British F1 sidecar champions.

    This advantage wasn't enough to guarantee them the title however, so they still had everything to race for.

  • Stevens/Charlwood versus Reeves/Cluze and double points at Brands

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    The conclusion of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship in association with The Molson Group takes place next weekend 14-16th October with a distinct possibility of a major upset. Reigning champions Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood take their Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki to the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit in Kent with a seemingly comfortable forty-seven point cushion over five times world champions Tim Reeves and Gregory Cluze (Team E-Aide Motorsport Remse Racing Yamaha).

  • 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.

  • HORSPOLE RACING ASSEN

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    Two sixth places at Assen move Sleaford F1 Sidecar driver with passenger Jimmy Connell up into seventh place in the overall standings with one round, two races remaining in the 2016 British F1 Sidecar championship.

    Qualifying at the Cathedral of Speed went well for Horspole and Connell who were sixth in their class and seventh overall in the mixed grid of British and Dutch championship riders and they began the first race from a fourth row grid position.

  • Fast and ferocious Assen sees Stevens/Charlwood's lead reduced

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    The annual BSB and British Sidecar pilgrimage to the famed Cathedral of Speed was greeted by the usual large and enthusiastic crowd, many of whom had trekked over from the UK to enjoy Dutch hospitality.


    Qualifying took place over two sessions on Friday with Tim Reeves/Greg Cluze (Team E-Aide Motorsport Yamaha) getting the verdict with a time set in session one. They were unable to improve due to a blown engine, but had done enough. The failure prevented any involvement in the second outing. Outgoing World Champions Benny Streuer/Geert Koerts shared the front row half a second behind, and current lap record holders Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood (Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki) were comfortably in third on the grid alongside Chris Walker/Ashley Hawes (Santander Salt Kawasaki).

  • Donington delivers world class action as Stevens and Charlwood consolidate lead.

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    The largest number of sidecar outfits seen in the UK for years assembled for combined qualifying ahead of the single World Championship race, and three British title races. With so much at stake, it was no surprise that Tim Reeves and Greg Cluze grabbed the advantage in front of the world leaders Pekka Paivarinta/Kirsi Kainulainen. Sitting comfortably in third were the British Champions Ricky Stevens/Ryan Charlwood. The comparison between the two classes was fascinating with British riders very much in the hunt in terms of lap times. The grid for the first of the Hyundai/Molson British races would therefore see Reeves in pole and Stevens sharing the front row.

  • 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.

  • Reminder.. Extra round at Mallory Park – 2016 series now twenty races

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    RKB-F1 Motorsport announced this week (originally posted in May but it's getting close now) 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.

  • Indy circuit provides drama and thrills galore

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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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  • Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship 2016 – the F2 Cup

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    This season for the first time a select number of F2 Teams are invited to compete alongside the British F1 grid in an F2 Cup competition. This enables Teams with TT machines or British F2 machines to showcase in front of the BSB crowds and on EuroSport TV. Your chance to be engaged in promoting the 600 engine branch of the sport. Chassis are "open" so you can try a 600 unit in a long chassis.

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  • British F1 Entry/Registration Forms.

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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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  • Walker the Stalker 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.

     

  • A REMINDER - Hyundai/Molson Championship Awards Dinner/Dance - Join in the fun.

     

     

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    GLENN WALSH HAS ASKED ME TO BUMP THIS UP - THE ORGANISERS WILL NEED TO KNOW NUMBERS VERY SOON, DON'T LEAVE IT TIL LAST MINUTE PLEASE!!

    Please note! The evening is open not just to teams and their families, but anyone who wishes to have a fun evening in the company of some of the best sidecar racers in the UK - so please do read!

    Now the hectic season has come to an end, it is time to think ahead and plan. The RKB-F1 Motorsport team is deeply involved in the season ahead. There is much to do with various negotiations on the sponsorship front, BSB teams are sniffing to be involved, and even one or two celebrity solo riders have expressed interest in piloting an F1 outfit. Clearly, the up-coming year is going to be a season to remember for many reasons. Not least of all the attendance of all the top teams from the UK on some very interesting machinery.

    YOU can rub shoulders with the great and good (and the not so good) by joining us at the awards evening for the 2015 championship. We will be recognising a terrific year by a worthy pair of young champions, and many other stellar performances.

  • BIRCHALL RACING - BRANDS HATCH

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    Ben and Tom Birchall travelled to Brands Hatch to further their development of the LCR Honda 600 outfit by competing in the final round of the British F1 Sidecar championship at the Kent circuit resulting in two top 20 finishes.

    Starting from a sixth row grid position for the start of the first race the start was delayed to allow for a shower of rain to pass through. Subsequently the race was reduced in distance from the scheduled 10 laps down to six.

  • BIRCHALL RACING - SILVERSTONE

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    Mansfield sidecar racers Ben and Tom Birchall were at Silverstone over the weekend to contest the penultimate round of the British Sidecar championship, recording a sixth place in the first race and improving to fifth in the second encounter on Sunday.

    They were making their British debut with the 600cc Honda engine housed in the long LCR chassis which is being developed to the 2016 FIM World championship specification and were up against the regular riders all on 1000cc machines.

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  • Stevens and Charlwood nail it at Silverstone to claim the 2015 title.

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    Race One – from pole position, Andy Peach and Charlie Richardson were all set to fire the L&W Racing Kawasaki ahead, and did so on the run down to turn one. From second on the grid, Tim Reeves/Greg Cluze (Team E-Aide Motorsport Remse Yamaha) thundered behind and eventually alongside with a brave move at Becketts. Series leaders Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood knew what they had to do and got stuck in behind Peach.