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    Slovakiaring Welcomes World Sidecars


    It seems like only yesterday since the “FIM World Sidecar Championship” teams kicked off their 2018 season in Le-Mans, but that is all in the past. The teams are heading to a new circuit to them. The 5.922km “Slovakia Ring” will welcome the sidecar teams. Opened in 2009, the fast, mainly right hand corner circuit is a short 35km from the capital Bratislava. As like in Le-Mans the sidecars will be supporting the “FIM, Endurance World Championship”.

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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.

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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.

     

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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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    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.

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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.
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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.

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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.


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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.

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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).

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    Tim and Tristan Reeves maintained their 100% winning record in the 2017 Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship at Snetterton at the weekend as the Carl Cox Motorsport/Team E-Aide Motorsport pairing swept to another double victory to make it eight wins from eight starts.

    The Kent brothers were in scintillating form throughout the three days of action at the Norfolk venue and they signalled their intentions from the off, topping the free practice session on Friday. Later that day, they qualified in pole position for Saturday’s 12 lap race with a time of 1m55.088s which was a staggering 3.2s quicker than anyone else.


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    With the world's best on track, and a mid-afternoon slot in the schedule, the Snetterton round was always going to be a blockbuster. The huge crowd was not disappointed.
    Tim and Tristan Reeves made no mistake in qualifying, putting their Carl Cox Motorsport Kawasaki on pole position.
    They were over two seconds ahead of the pack, with the defending champions in second place.

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    Barry James and Jack Tritton,
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    Knockhill delivers top-class action as Kershaw returns in style, and the Reeves boys dominate Round Three

     

    Twenty-six outfits on the 1.3 mile Knockhill circuit was a spectacle to behold with just three seconds covering the top ten in qualifying. Tim and Tristan Reeves on the Carl Cox Motorsport Kawasaki claimed pole at near lap-record speed ahead of Phil Bell/Tony Belsey (Marin Mortorsport Suzuki) and Steve Kershaw/Stuart Clark (Express Tyres/Blinkbonny Quarry Kawasaki).

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    Double 600 winners, Todd Ellis and Charlie Richardson

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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.

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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.

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    Round One Brands Hatch Indy Circuit 14-17 April

    A full grid lined up for the season opener, despite the no-shows of Rob Biggs/Ben Ransley through illness, Brian Gray with work commitments, and a contractual issue with Maria Costello's passenger. An immaculate field of predominantly 1000cc outfits and a handful of 600's made a spectacle to behold as qualifying got under way in dry and breezy conditions, with a track temperature of twenty-four degrees.

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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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    Tim Reeves and Klaffi Racing Honda are targeting more sidecar success at the Isle of Man TT Races in June with the former race winner looking to add to his 2013 victory.

    The multiple World and British Champion will continue his association with triple TT winner Klaus Klaffenboeck on the roads in 2017 but he has a new passenger, to the Mountain Course at least, with Mark Wilkes taking over from Patrick Farrance.

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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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    A busy week of racing saw Kent's Tim Reeves win no less than five races out of five, firstly taking a hat-trick at the International Gold Cup road races at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough and then taking a resounding double in the penultimate round of the British Sidecar Championship at Assen, Holland.

    The Gold Cup kicked off proceedings for Tim where he was reunited with Patrick Farrance and the Team Klaffi/F13K Cancer Formula Two Honda and the duo took pole position for the three races around the undulating 2.4-mile woodland circuit. Saturday's action saw just a single race for the F2 outfits and Tim and Patrick opened their account with a 3.9s win over Steve and Matty Ramsden.