A week before the event it was doubtful we’d even attend, while doing the last Friday practice of the year the rear axle snapped as we changed the wheel and torqued it up.
Straight to the engineer and it was “about 2 days and $1000”, a post on the best UK sidecar site resulted in nothing and it was only when LP racing came to the party with a spare which they sent down to us meant we were back in with a chance.
Checked for straightness and then crack tested to be on the safe side along with a bunch of measurements as it was from a latter model and it was all looking good.

Pembrey is having some adjustments made over winter, in the shape of two new chicanes. One is just before the esses and one before the kink on the back straight. By the way if you go through that kink and get nudged slightly after it's been raining, you can go a long way across the grass there before you sink about a foot into the marsh. 

More news on the updates to Pembrey on their own website here


Brian Ilaria (Powerhouse Racing, Bemsee F2 Champion) is looking for a passenger for the 2017 season in British F2 and possible some other rounds,aboard his new DDM outfit. 

If you are interested and can share some of the costs give Brian a call.

Click read more for contact details. 


Brian Ilaria (Powerhouse Racing, BEMSEE F2 Champion) is looking for a passenger for the 2017 season in British F2 and possible some other rounds, on board his new DDM outfit. 

If you are interested and can share some of the costs give Brian a call,

Brian's contact no is 07732511955 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Brian Gray is looking for a passenger to do the RKB British Sidecar Championship (on his F1) and possibly some World Superside Rounds as well. 

If you're up for a good run round and a very enjoyable race season Gray Brian is your man.. click read more for contact details. 

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A season review from Mike Breitenbach and PAGID, Steve's Place SITE PARTNERS

A 1-2 for PAGID Racing customers in the FIM Sidecar World Championship: Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen clinched the world championship title while Tim Reeves/Grégory Cluze were runners-up. In other categories, teams were also successful with PAGID Racing brake performance.

With an advantage of 18 points, Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen sealed the FIM Sidecar World Championship title. Throughout the season, the Finnish pairing proved to be the most consistent team, finishing on the podium in each of the nine rounds. Their victory at the Pannonia Ring in Hugary at the end of June was a historic one: Kirsi Kainulainen became the first female rider to win a road racing world championship round. Second place in the final championship standings went to British/French pairing Reeves/Cluze.
The success for Päivärinta/Kainulainen was the seventh consecutive world championship title for a team relying on PAGID Racing.

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Inc: ACU CTC/BRA Course for Sidecars

BMCRC, in association with RKBF1, the ACU Road Race Committee and Lydden Hill Circuit is setting up a Sidecar exclusive pre-season testday on Saturday February 25th 2017. The whole day will be dedicated to sidecar testing running from 9.15am-5.30pm. Arrival and setup will be available on Friday afternoon/evening too.

The day will be run as a Bemsee testday with our usual full Marshals, Officials and Medical cover. It will run under an ACU Permit but also be covered by a Training Permit to enable us to allow novice riders and passengers to complete their Sidecar CTC/BRA Course. The Bemsee Technical Officials will also be available to offer advice on machine compliance in advance of the season, where required.


The Camathias Cup website now has the 2017 Race Dates listed, also online registration is now available. 

CLICK HERE OR THE LOGO for the Camathias Site and click on race dates in the top menu

There are two classes.

One class is up to 750 cc 4 strokes, and up to 500 cc 2 strokes. The other class is over 750 cc up to 1300 cc 4 strokes, and up to 750 cc 2 strokes.

Every class has its own championship, points can be gained for this championship after becoming a Camathias Cup member.

More details on the "BECOME A MEMBER" page on the site.

Steve English here... I just had to add this photo of my hero Ron Hardy (left) with his driver Barry Phethean from the front page of the Camathias site, who were 2016 under 750cc Champions. What a great photo. 


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Steve has asked me to post this to gauge interest with a view to setting a date sometime in the new year. I know they are usually well supported and appreciated by those who have had the pleasure of atteding..

Steve of GWR Motorsport is looking run some more MoTeC training seminars, early next year, similar to the highly successful ones held over the last few years.

They are over 2 days, Saturday/Sunday and cover ECU set-up, dash set-up and data logging analysis.

Courses are available for beginners and also competitors that need a refresh.

Tea, coffee and meals are provided, attendees need to arrange their own B&B if required. We usually have 10 people per course and they run from 9-5 on the Saturday and 10-4 on the Sunday.

Anybody interested please contact Steve on 01793 820485 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dates for the British F2, F350/PC/PI (that is Formula 350, Post Classic and Pre Injection to you ) have been announced.

Click read more..


The Auto 66 Club are once again offering competitors a number of Club meetings. These cater for all solo and sidecar classes as well as different championships in 2017.

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Team A.R.C. were recognised for their achievements during the 2016 road racing season at the F.S.R.A. annual presentation and dinner dance; on Saturday 26th November at the Radisson Blu East Midlands Hotel, collecting an impressive array of silverware.

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Giles and Jen Stainton overcame a crash in the first race at Cadwell at the Sidecar Bonanza to come back strong and complete the two races on Sunday in a strong 18th and 13th position.

The annual Sidecar Bonanza attracted over 90 outfits of different types and the grids were split into three different classes. Team SaS were in attendance purely to enjoy the fun and see the season out with good friends and fellow racers.


Steve E here, apologies with the delays recently, I've been away since the end of the season getting a proper break.. we're back now! 

Maria Costello MBE made her long awaited sidecar debut, when she competed in the Auto 66 'Sidecar Bash' at Cadwell Park 22-23 October.

The Northamptonshire racer, who has enjoyed a sensational year on two wheels, raced to three successful finishes in the Dave De Mott built Formula 2 sidecar, with passenger Harry Payne. Their fourth race brought an early conclusion to the weekend after hitting a tyre wall, whilst on course for their best finish of the event.


Click here to download the entry form and details of the 2017 Testing at Val De Vienne. Thanks Wayne Hinch for the details, I thought I'd put them on here already. 

You may not hear from me for a little while (hooorah! I hear you shout) so I'm just getting these links onto the details while I can