North Kelsey sidecar driver Todd Ellis and passenger Charlie Richardson were competing at Thruxton at the weekend in the seventh round of the British Sidecar championship where they recorded two fourth places and picked up 26 points in the main championship and a brace of third places in the 600 cup to pick up 32 points to retain their lead in that championship.
The pair completed their qualifying in fourth place to start race one of three from the second row of the grid. As the lights went out they maintained their fourth place and remained in that position throughout the eight lap affair. They recorded fourth place in the main championship and third place in the 600 Cup.
With the top 10 finishers reversed on the grid for the start of race two Ellis and Richardson began the campaign from the fourth row and held third place for the first few laps before being overhauled by the Birchall brothers. They remained in fourth place for the remainder of the race to once again complete the eight laps in fourth place and third in the 600 cup.
Starting the final race of the weekend from the fourth row they held third place on the first lap and dropped to fourth one lap later. But it all went wrong on lap three when there was a coming together of Ellis/Richardson and Stevens/Charlwood at the club chicane resulting in the former coming into the pits to retire with a damaged wheel arch their race over.
However they had done enough in the first two races to retain their second place in the main championship on 238 points and the lead in the 600 cup on 324 points.
The next round is at their local circuit of Cadwell Park on August 17-19 where the sidecars have two races to contest.