F1 Sidecar driver Gary Bryan from North Kelsey and passenger Phil Hyde rode to three top six places in the three races at Thruxton last weekend picking up a further 34 points to remain in third place in the overall rider standings.

The pair qualified in sixth place to start race one from the third row but were unable to make any progress towards the front of the field and remained in a strong sixth place throughout the eight laps.

Starting race two from the third row once again Bryan and Hyde got a fantastic start and leapt straight into the lead. They led the field around the track for the first two laps before being demoted to second by eventual race winners Kershaw/Clarke and one lap later they lost another place to the Birchall brothers. On the fifth lap Stevens/ Charlwood and Bryan’s step son Todd Ellis and passenger Charlie Richardson overtook them leaving Bryan and Hyde to complete the remainder of the race in fifth place.

As the final race of the weekend got underway Bryan and Hyde set off from the third row to take up second place on the opening lap. But they dropped to sixth on lap two and began to mount a comeback. When Ellis/Richardson had a problem and were forced to retire they were elevate up a place to fifth and with three laps remaining they passed Gilbert/Tritton to move up into fourth place which they held with ease to the chequered flag.

The pair remains in third place in the overall standings on 197 points with the next round closer to home at their local circuit of Cadwell Park on August 17-19.