Team Birchall travelled to Andorra last Sunday to attend the 2017 FIM Awards ceremony. The Mitchells of Mansfield supported riders joined the other FIM World Champions at the event held at the Andorra Park Hotel in the Pyrenean Principality.

    The Birchalls, along with team-members James Brindley and Tom Mitchell, rubbed shoulders with 35 fellow FIM World Champions and members from the FIM Team World Championships. Swapping their leathers for dinner jackets, the boys enjoyed an evening to remember relaxing and sharing stories with motorcycling royalty such as Marc Marquez, Toni Cairoli and Jonathan Rea.

  • Croatia Superside, full report from Mark Walters

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    We have here the full report from the latest round of the FIM Sidecar World Championship, courtesy of Big Wally.



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    Mansfield brothers Ben and Tom Birchall have been crowned 2017 World Sidecar champions after winning the first of two races in Croatia. Having won the title in 2009 they took a second win in 2016 and have now got the hat trick with the win this year.

    The Mitchells of Mansfield supported riders dominated the two qualifying sessions setting a fastest time of 1m 33.918s in the first session to take pole position for the short, 10 lap Sprint race on Saturday.

  • BIRCHALL RACING ASSEN - Penultimate 2017 Superside Round

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    Mansfield world sidecar racers Ben and Tom Birchall recorded a fine win in the penultimate round of the FIM World Sidecar championship at Assen in the Netherlands on Sunday to remain unbeaten and move 30 points clear of the opposition with just one round - two races - remaining.

    The Mitchells of Mansfield supported riders dominated free practice and qualifying to claim pole position at the Cathedral of Speed on Saturday to start Sunday’s 17 lap Gold race from the head of the grid.

  • FIM Sidecar World Championship. Assen, Netherlands 2017

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    We have here from Wally the full report after Assen Superside.. complete with photos from the Big Man himself.. 

  • FIM World Sidecar Championship. Pannonia Ring Hungary, Gold Race Report.

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    With the sun blazing down on the 4,740 km Pannonia Ring circuit could anyone stop the Birchall Brothers getting another win in the 15 lap Gold Race.
    Before the start of the race, there was drama for Peter Kimeswenger and Jens Lehnertz with their “Austria Sidecar Racing-MRSC-Gunskirchen” LCR, Kawaski. After the morning warm up it was all hands on deck. The team had to change their engine, there was not a lot of time for this but the team worked well and they managed this and the team would start the race.

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  • Oschersleben Round 2 of Superside World Championship



    With many thanks to Mark Walters, and also the Isle of Man weather giving us a bit of a break in proceedings to catch up, we bring you Mark's full report of qualifying and both races at the second round of the FIM Superside World Championship at Oschersleben a short while back. 

  • Preview - 2017 FIM Sidecar World Championship. Oschersleben, Germany.


    “Sidecars head to Germany”

    Round two of the FIM Sidecar World Championship will take place at the 3.667km circuit of Oschersleben, the circuit which is situated in the Borde district of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

    Opened in 1997 as “Motopark Oschersleben” it was then the third permanent racetrack in Germany, the other two being “Nurburgring” and “Hochenheimring”.

    This meeting is earlier in the year than previous years, and again the World Sidecars will be supporting the World Endurance Championship for solo machines.
    There will be lots of track time for the sidecar teams, and with two races over the weekend a lot of championship points can be had.



  • FIM Sidecar World Championship. Le-Mans. Race report.


    Birchall Brothers Rule in Le-Mans.

    As the lights went out for the first race of the 2017 “FIM Sidecar World Championship”, it was John Holden and Mark Wilkes on their “Barnes/Sillicon Racing” LCR, Kawasaki who got the hole shot into the first complex of corners, this was to be short lived though as Ben and Tom Birchall on their “Birchall Racing” LCR, Yamaha, nipped up the inside of Holden/Wilkes in the first chicane. Right behind the Birchalls was Pekka Paivarinta and Kirsi Kainulainen on their “44-Racing” LCR, Honda. Paivarinta and Kainulainen tried their best to follow the Birchall Brothers past Holden and Wilkes but it was not to happen. It was not till three corners later that Paivarinta and Kainulainen managed to nip pass when Holden/Wilkes left a small space. By this time Bennie Streuer and Kevin Rousseau on their “Team Streuer” LCR, Honda, were right on the tail of Holden/Wilkes.

  • FIM World Sidecar Championship. Le-Mans. Qualifying.


    Birchall Brothers on fire!

    Ben and Tom Birchall will start from pole position with a fastest time of 1:44.474, for the 18 lap race that will kick off the 2017 “FIM Sidecar World Championship”.
    Brothers Ben and Tom have been flying since free practice, and their lap times have been getting faster as the weekend has gone on. Their “Birchall Racing” LCR, Yamaha has not missed a beat all weekend. But even as qualifying had finished the team were working on the machine, checking all was okay. Driver, Ben said with a smile on his face. “We will make sure all is well with the bike, and we will see if we can improve our lap time in the race. We are really looking forward to the race tomorrow, and let’s hope all goes well”. They will start from the front row on the outside of the circuit.


  • FIM Sidecar World Championship 2017. Round One Le-Mans, Preview.


    The 2017 “FIM Sidecar World Championship” gets under way at the world famous 4,185km “Bugatti Circuit” at Le-Mans, France, over the Easter weekend. The World Sidecars will be supporting the famous “24 Houres Motos” for solo motorcycles.

    New rules starting from 2017 means that all the top sidecar teams who were running 1000cc engines had to change to 600cc engines over the winter break. Some teams who ran 600cc engines in short tubular chassis last season have changed to the longer monocoque constructed chassis, but most have just had to change to the 600cc engine.

  • Scott Lawrie to compete the 2017 FIM Sidecar World Championship.


    Scottish sidecar driver Scott Lawrie is to return back to sidecar racing after taking a break from the sport to build up his business.
    2013 was the last time Scott and his passenger at the time, James Neave, contested the world championship. They were to finish fourth overall in the championship standings. This year Scott will have Ben Hughes in the chair.. 


  • Remše racing team is looking for a passenger for Superside 2017


    Remše racing team is looking for an experienced passenger for the world championship in 2017.

    Rider will be Janez Remše, for details, please contact the team: CLICK READ MORE for details. 


  • 2017 Superside Dates updated.

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    From Victoria, an update to the 2017 Superside Schedule. The round initially set for 24 June has been cancelled. 

    The calendar is now. 

    15 April, Le Mans

    20-21 May, Oschersleben, Germany (2 races)

    17-18 June, Pannonia, Hungary (2 races)

    6th August, Assen, Netherlands

    9-10 September, Rijeka, Croatia. (2 races) 

  • Brian Gray is looking for a passenger for British and some World Rounds


    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. 

  • Provisional 2017 Superside dates

    F.I.M. Provisional Sidecar Calendar 2017

    15 April France Le Mans
    20-21 May Germany Oschersleben (2 Races)
    17-18 June Hungary Pannonia Ring (2 Races)
    24 June To be announced Europe
    06 August The Netherlands Assen
    09-10 September Croatia Grobnik-Rijeka (2 Races)

  • Race report - FIM sidecar World Championship and the FIM Sidecar F2 World Trophy.

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    Reeves takes win but no championship!

    With dry conditions, but overcast, the lights went out for the last race of the season for the FIM Sidecar World Championship and the FIM Sidecar F2 World Trophy.

    Tim Reeves and Gregory Cluze got the perfect start from pole position with their "Remse Racing/Team Eaide" LCR, Yamaha, they set off down "Craner Curves" letting the rest of the field know what their intensions were, a race win would only do for them.

    Championship leaders Pekka Paivarinta and Kirsi Kainulainen with their "44-Racing" LCR, BMW slotted in behind Reeves and Cluze, they had to stay out of trouble throughout the race, and hope that their machine would last the race distance to take the championship title.

  • Superside Qualifying from Mark Walters

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    FIM Sidecar World Championship and the FIM Sidecar F2 World Trophy, Donington Park, England.

    Reeves and Cluze start from pole.

    The final race for the FIM Sidecar World Championship will see Tim Reeves and Gregory Cluze on their "Remse Racing/Team Eaide" LCR, Yamaha start from pole position; they set a time of 1:35.492 in Q2. The team were really happy with the time they set. Although the weather conditions were cooler than Q1 they steadily built up their speed in the session and set the time on lap eight of the nine they did. Reeves said, "I found the track slippy but when we got the heat into the tyres all was good, we got some clear track and we went for it. We are looking forward to the race and we hope it will be good for us".

  • Superside and RKB F1 at Donington this coming weekend, start list and timetable

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    Click read more for the Start list and timetable for the weekend from Victoria. Note that it's been updated, the World Race is now not a mixed grid. 


  • Full Oschersleben Superside report from Mark Walters

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    We have here the full reports from the weekend at Oschersleben from Mark Walters. 

    As I had no internet connection for a few days I will put the three reports up together as one piece so you can catch up quickly.. please do read. This is the story of the whole weekend from Wally who does an amazing job of going out there to report for us, unpaid basically.