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    After what seems to have been a long winter, the wait is over. Next weekend (14-17 April) the Brands Hatch Indy circuit will resonate to the sound of the strongest entry of sidecars in the history of the series. New rules which allow 600cc outfits to compete on level terms with their 1000cc big brothers have proved to be an outstanding success and have attracted unprecedented levels of pre-season registrations.

    Further rule changes include a “reverse grid” mechanism which will see the top ten finishers, regardless of capacity, line up for race two in reverse order.
    Add to this the fact that the Sunday race will be shown live on Eurosport TV mid-afternoon between the two BSB races, and a maximum number of spectators will therefore witness the action.

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    The timetable for the first round of the Hyundai Heavy Industries Sidecar Championship at Brands Hatch over Easter. has just been updated to v2. (Dated 3/4/17) 

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    As it says in the title really. Scott Parnell is in need of a passenger for Brands Hatch round of the Hyundai Heavy Industries Sidecar Championship over the Easter weekend, 14th-17th April. 

    If you can help Scott please click read more for contact details. 

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    Situated mid-way between Poitiers and Limoges in central France, the circuit of Val de Vienne proved to be the ideal platform for the first proper test ahead of the 2017 British Sidecar Championship.. Those crews who attended Carlo's Trainingslager found the four days track action invaluable, and gave them a flying start to the new season. As a result, this year's event was even more popular, with a strong British contingent making the trip.

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    Run as an open test week for solos and sidecars, the entry list was mightily impressive, with virtually all the top crews from across Europe on track. Former World Champions included Tim and Tristan Reeves, the Birchall Brothers and Bennie Streuer/Geert Koerts. Our own British Champions Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood headed the UK line-up of around eighty teams, comprising both 1000cc and 600cc competitors. Several new faces showed up to demonstrate their skills for the first time in anger.

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    The entry list for the Hyundai British Championship is also at record levels, and clearly the teams at the top of that list understood the importance of track time in France.

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    With the opening round of the 2017 championship still nine weeks away, the number of registered crews has already hit record levels. An impressive thirty-eight outfits have signalled their intentions to contest most of the rounds, with a hard core of twenty-eight signed up for the entire series. This is indeed great news for the hordes of sidecar fans at trackside and at home. The over-riding factor is the return of several top names along with an influx of new talent. As a direct result, the quality of the 2017 grid will be at unprecedented levels.

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    Big thanks to John Mushet for the photos and details from the weekend

    Last weekend was the long awaited weekend of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship Dinner Dance and Awards presentation. 

    A big thank you to Steve 'Stavros' Parrish for presenting the awards.

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    From MDMD of course, we have the registration list for the 2017 British F1 and 600 Cup. 

     I'll count again Nev... and this time I make it 25 x 1000s and 11 x 600 Cup runners.

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    Brian Gray is looking for a passenger to do the RKB British Sidecar Championship (on his F1) and possibly some World Superside Rounds as well. 

    If you're up for a good run round and a very enjoyable race season Gray Brian is your man.. click read more for contact details. 

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    BMCRC, in association with RKBF1, the ACU Road Race Committee and Lydden Hill Circuit is setting up a Sidecar exclusive pre-season testday on Saturday February 25th 2017. The whole day will be dedicated to sidecar testing running from 9.15am-5.30pm. Arrival and setup will be available on Friday afternoon/evening too.

    The day will be run as a Bemsee testday with our usual full Marshals, Officials and Medical cover. It will run under an ACU Permit but also be covered by a Training Permit to enable us to allow novice riders and passengers to complete their Sidecar CTC/BRA Course. The Bemsee Technical Officials will also be available to offer advice on machine compliance in advance of the season, where required.

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    Remember of course that this series is not just F1, F2 people please do feel free and very welcome to join in says Glenn!

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    Dinner Dance & Awards Presentation
    Saturday 28th January 2017
    Bentley Hotel – Leisure Club & Spa
    Newark Road, South Hykeham,
    Lincoln LN6 9NH

    Please make a date to celebrate an outstanding 2016 season!
    Dance to Motown/Soul Group "Sistacated" & Disco to the early hours.

    Click read more for menu and hotel details and to download the dinner form...

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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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    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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.