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  • 2018 A.C.U./F.S.R.A. F2 Sidecar Championship Round 3 Mallory Park

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    Mallory Park produces a scorcher in more ways than one

    Bank Holiday weekend 6th/7th May saw the third round of the A.C.U./F.S.R. A British Formula 2 sidecar championship at Mallory Park with E.M.R.A the host club in polar opposite weather conditions to the previous weekend at Cadwell Park. With the forecast to be the hottest Early May Bank Holiday on record it would be very tiring for all competitors in the searing heat and two x twenty lap races scheduled.

  • Kershaw and Clark lead the way to Oulton Park (5-7th May)

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    A dramatic opening round at Brands Hatch two weeks ago saw Scots Steve Kershaw and Stuart Clark leave Kent leading the British Sidecar Championship for the first time in their career.
    Their 1000cc Santander Salt Kawasaki was freshly rebuilt after a crash testing in France, and they were still sorting the geometry.
    That however, did not stop them following the Birchall Brothers home in race one, and claiming third behind the Founds brothers Peter and Alan in a wet second outing.
    At Oulton Park for round two, there will be plenty of crews lining up for revenge, so Kershaw and Clark will have their hands full.

  • 2018 A.C.U./F.S.R.A. F2 Sidecar Championship Round 2 Cadwell Park

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    Mixed fortunes for Team ARC and new Championship leaders

    (Steve-E here. Can I just say a public thank you to Mark for these reports and the race results, I don't know how he finds the time to cover everything so well)

    This past weekend 28th/29th April saw the second round of the A.C.U./F.S.R.A British Formula 2 sidecar championship at Cadwell Park with Bemsee the hosting club.

    A few of the registered teams took the opportunity to participate in the Friday afternoon test sessions in what could be considered Lake Cadwell. From around 10am on Friday morning it started to rain and it persisted until late in to Saturday evening.

    This meeting welcomed 2014 British F2 Champion Gary Bryan with Phil Hyde as ballast and two French teams, namely the fastest all female sidecar team in TT history Estelle Leblond & Melanie Farnier and Remy Guignard & Frederic Poux.

  • 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.

  • Preview: Oulton Park set for sizzling Round Two 29/30 April – May 1st

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    After a fiercely contested opening round on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit in front of a packed grandstand, the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship arrives at historic Oulton Park for the second encounter and an equally enthusiastic Cheshire crowd. These picturesque surroundings have played host to the greatest sidecar racers in the world over many decades, and the May Bank Holiday Weekend promises to uphold that tradition.

    Five times World Champion Tim Reeves, now back with younger brother Tristan, heads the charge as prime challenger for the 2017 crown, and leads the title chase after the opener at Brands Hatch where they landed an emphatic double. British Champions together in 2012, they want it back on their Carl Cox Motorsport Kawasaki.

  • Team Founds Racing receives Isle of Man TT Mike Hailwood Foundation Scholarship Award

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    TT rising sidecar star Alan Founds has received the prestigious Mike Hailwood Foundation Scholarship Award for the Best up and coming Newcomer at the TT.

    This is the first time it has ever been awarded to a Sidecar team since it was established in 1981 to support up and coming riders at both the Manx GP and the TT Races.

  • Team Founds Racing #44 - A Fairy tale year.

    After the success of the 2014 season, it's fair to say that we had some pretty big boots to fill if we wanted to continue in those giant footsteps. The 2015 season saw our return to the Isle of Man TT Races, where we finished 11th and 6th in 2014, lapping at over 107mph and our return to the British F2 sidecar championships,although after winning the F2 cup championship last year, we were now in the elite Super F2 Championship in which we finished a close 2nd in 2014.