FHO RACING SET FOR TT SIDECAR DEBUT WITH FOUNDS AND WALMSLEY

From FHO RACING HERE

THE FHO Racing name is set to make its Isle of Man TT Sidecar debut at this year’s event as it reveals an exciting new association with Peter Founds and Jevan Walmsley.

Faye Ho’s ever-expanding squad is delighted to be sponsoring multiple British F2 champion and TT podium-finisher Founds as he and Walmsley head back to the island to contest the iconic event.

Founds and Walmsley are regarded as one of the leading partnerships in the modern sidecar era and will set off fifth at this year’s TT.

Having traditionally run under the Team Founds banner, this year brings a change as the squad appears in FHO colours. The outfit has been out for a few events already this year, including the FSRA British F2 Championship, which Founds and Walmsley currently lead.

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Isle of Man TT Races Set to be Completely Carbon Neutral For The First Time

From ACU NEWSDECK

The Department for Enterprise is making steps to reduce the carbon footprint of this year’s Isle of Man TT Races with the recent appointment of strategic partner, Pozitive Group.

The partnership will result in the first carbon neutral TT as Isle of Man based Pozitive Group have committed to funding a carbon offsetting programme that will cover the total emissions created by the Isle of Man TT Races including international visitor travel.

The full carbon impact is estimated to be around 5000 tonnes of carbon based on data from 2019, however the total 2022 emissions will be calculated post-event using a number of verified data sources, including the official race reports to capture racing emissions and the statistics from the 2022 TT Visitor Survey to calculate the impact of attendees, including travel data. Pozitive Group will also carry out a broader on-event assessment of any additional factors that may contribute to the final carbon emissions calculation.

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Increased Live Coverage of Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races

Monday May 23, 2022 at 2:19pm

Southern 100 Racing, organisers of the Blackford Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Road Races are pleased to confirm that Manx Radio will be once again broadcasting live coverage of the opening event of the 2022 TT Festival from the Colas Billown Course commencing on Friday 27th May.

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Road racing returns to the calendar and Maria produces a new personal best lap time.

Maria Costello MBE made a superb return to road racing as she matched her best finish and put in a new personal best lap time at the 2022 Northwest 200 despite a difficult start. 

Maria was delighted to be returning to her beloved sport at the North West 200 event onboard the Mark Coverdale Paton Supertwin race bike after almost three years of absence due to the pandemic.

Her initial hopes felt dashed when the race bike was delayed and she received it less than week before leaving for Northern Ireland. 

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One week to go…

This time next week the 2022 Isle of Man TT Races will officially be underway and history will be made as the TT is broadcast live for the first time in the event’s 115 year history. 

With the TT+ Live Pass you’ll be able to watch every qualifying session and race live and on-demand for a one-off payment of £14.99. Get yours now, and be ready to watch the moment we’ve all been waiting for the return of the TT. Wherever you are you’ll be able to watch competitors and newcomers get their first taste of the Mountain Course in all its closed-road glory.

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Get the low down on the new changes to the technical regulations coming into place this year as Steve Plater chats to Dave Molyneux and Daryl Gibson about how the new rules will help to futureproof the 3 wheel racing grid. Plus, Steve is joined by the ones to watch, Ryan and Callum Crowe as well the duo dominating the sidecar scene, Ben and Tom Birchall. This FREE TO WATCH, just register on there..
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Legendary Spa circuit hosts World Championship round three, June 2-5th

From Barry Nutley

The sight of grand prix sidecars streaming through Eau Rouge and away along the Keppel Straight is a sight to stir even the most passive of motorsport fans. That is what to expect the weekend of June 2-5th when the third round of the FIM Sidecar World Championship again joins the FIM Endurance World Championship, this time at the famous 4.352 miles Ardennes circuit of Spa Francorchamps in Belgium.

Four races are already done with fierce battles up front. Young British star Todd Ellis (Santander Salt Yamaha) and French lady passenger Emmanuelle Clement, hold a slender four-point lead over reigning champions Markus Schlosser and Marcel Fries. The Swiss Gustoil Yamaha team have been as strong as last season, earning universal respect for their skill and determination.

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ANGLESEY 30th & 31st JULY – CANCELLED

From Wirral 100 here

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With the aftermath of the Coronavirus Lockdown and the ongoing Cost of Living Crisis resulting in many W100 riders obviously withdrawing from or cutting down on their racing activities, our March meeting at Anglesey – without any guest classes – saw our lowest-ever entry of just 65 riders (56 solos & 9 sidecars), and a 40% reduction (approximately £10,000) in our expected entry fees, with no corresponding decrease in our fixed costs.

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Crawford & Hardie Make It A Donington Double

FSRA

Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs – Ste McNorton

Two victories for reigning champions, Lee Crawford / Scott Hardie (LCR Suzuki) closed the gap at the top of the standings to a mere four points behind early season pace-setters Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley (LCR Honda). Founds – who had Jake Lowther deputising for Walmsley – had to settle for a brace of runners-up placings in what were two excellent encounters. Meanwhile, Rob Atkinson / Mark Middleton continued their 100% record in the F2 Cup, scoring maximum points with two victories in class.

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A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Teams To Battle For Bill Boddice Trophy

FSRA

Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs – Paul Hunt

Following an eventful season opener at Brands Hatch, the series resumes at Donington Park on the 14th and 15th May, once again with host club N.G.R.R.C..

The weekend will not only see teams fiercely battling for championship points, but the winners of race two will be awarded the “Bill Boddice Trophy”, which reigning champions Lee Crawford / Scott Hardie (LCR Suzuki) will be hoping to defend having taken two dominant wins at this meeting last season. However, they did not have things all their own way at Brands, where Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley (LCR Honda) took a brace of wins to top the standings by fourteen points.

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