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    Gary Horspole with passenger Jimmy Connell rode to a strong sixth place (fourth in his class) in round two of the Hyundai Construction Equipment British F1 Sidecar championship on Monday.

    The Sleaford rider along with his Scottish passenger was consistent throughout free practice and qualifying and began the race from a third row grid position. The pair got away to a good start on the LCR Kawasaki outfit and were fifth on the first lap but were pushed back a place to sixth on lap two and remained in that position to lap nine when the race was red flagged.

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    Glorious weather blessed the paddock for the entire weekend in Cheshire.


    Due to clashes with the FIM World Championship, and a British F2 round at Mallory Park, the grid was significantly lower than normal. Notable non-starters were Ben and Tom Birchall and John Holden Lee Cain as they headed for the Slovakiaring.
    Brands Hatch winners Peter Founds/Jevan Walmesly opted to defend their F2 title, so were another high-profile crew missing from the line-up.
    Those crews who did make the journey for the one and only race, were rewarded with great racing and a chunky share of the available points.

    Free practice was a good indicator of how things might pan out with the big bikes versus the 600's. One or two 600 crews were trying out the short chassis version ahead of the Isle of Man TT.

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    Sleaford sidecar racer Gary Horspole with stand in passenger Ashley Moore rode to a fine tenth and 15th place in their two races at Brands Hatch at the weekend in the first round of the 2018 British F1 Sidecar Championship to settle into...place on...points.

    Horspole had a baptism of fire in free practice when he discovered the seating unit was out of place and his leg was being burnt. He pulled in to the pits to retire from the session and make adjustments prior to qualifying on Saturday.

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    Sleaford sidecar racer Gary Horspole has announced he is to return to the Isle of Man to compete in the 2018 TT festival. He has teamed up with former passenger Rob Biggs to ride a brand new F2 outfit built by Dean Ryde.

    It is several years since Horspole last took part in the two three lap Sidecar races on the 37.73 mile mountain roads course along where, with his long time passenger Kevin Leigh, he enjoyed success. The pair rode to seven top 10 finishes including a second place in 2000 and two third places in 1998 and 2002.

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    Sleaford sidecar driver along with passenger Jimmy Connell were at Cadwell Park for a round of the British F1 Sidecar Championship at the weekend (apologies for the delay posting this - SE)  resulting in a seventh place in race one and a crash in the second affair.

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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.

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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.

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    Sleaford F1 Sidecar racer Gary Horspole with Scottish passenger Jimmy Connell recorded two strong top 10 results at Snetterton in Norfolk at the weekend in round five of the British F1 Sidecar championship.

    After completing their qualifying in ninth place Gary and Jimmy lined up on the fourth row in a mixed grid of F1 and 600 machines for the start of the first race on Saturday.

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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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    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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    Gary Horspole and Jimmy Connell contested a round of the British F1 Sidecar championship at Mallory Park on Sunday which began well but ended in disaster after a crash put the pair out of the second race. Luckily neither rider was injured in the incident and the outfit suffered just fairing damage.

    Starting the first of two races from the third row, the Sleaford driver and his Scottish passenger Jimmy Connell powered the LCR Suzuki through to a sixth place finish after 12 gruelling laps of the short but technical Leicestershire circuit but were elevated to fifth place as one of the outfits that finished ahead of them was in the 600 class and ineligible to score points in the F1 race.

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    Two strong points finishes maintain Gary Horspole and Jimmy Connell's seventh place in the overall standings at the season finale which took place at Brands Hatch on Saturday. The Sleaford F1 sidecar driver and his Scottish passenger were competing in the final two races of the British F1 Sidecar championship at the Kent circuit over the weekend and rode well in the differing weather conditions.