Month: May 2021

FIM Sidecar World Championship – Le Mans poised for 2021 season opener

June 11-12

After what has seemed an eternity, the FIM Sidecar World Championship explodes into life at Le Mans alongside the FIM EWC World Endurance Championship.
With Covid-19 protocols strictly in place at the circuit, the presence of spectators is not allowed at this the first round, but with the vaccine programmes being rolled out across Europe, hopes are high for a resumption of normal business at the earliest opportunity. Support has been strong for Le Mans, with twenty crews from six nations on the entry list.

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WELSH LOCKDOWN RULES RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF WIRRAL 100’S ANGLESEY MEETING SCHEDULED FOR 26th & 27th JUNE

FROM WIRRAL 100

After the success of its Oulton Park meeting in April, the Wirral Hundred club is hugely disappointed to announce the cancellation of its race meeting at Anglesey scheduled for the weekend of 26th & 27th June; this would have included rounds of the Club’s championships, together with rounds of the ACU British F2 Sidecar, FSRA Pre-Injection Sidecar, and Lansdowne British GP championships.

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Unbeaten Start To 2021 For Crawford & Hardie

Photo – Dirk Wharton

Words – Tim Langham

Photographs – Dirk Wharton & Jenny Wells

Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie of Team A.R.C. have had an absolutely faultless start to their 2021 racing campaign, topping the timesheets in all qualifying sessions, and being first to pass the chequered flag in dominant fashion in their nine races to date. They hold an impressive 28 point advantage at the top of the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship following the second round at Donington Park.

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Record Breaking Weekend At Donington Park

The 2021 A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship (Incorporating The F2 Cup)

Round Two – Donington Park – N.G.R.R.C.Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th May

Words – Tim Langham / Photographs – Dirk Wharton

There were spectacular double wins in both the Super F2 and F2 Cup classes at the second round of the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship. Lee Crawford / Scott Hardie (LCR Suzuki) continued their dominant form, taking pole, two wins and the Super F2 lap record, and were presented with the prestigious “Bill Boddice Trophy” for their performance in race one. Meanwhile, Harry Payne / Emmanunnelle Clement (GPF2 Yamaha) were runaway winners in the F2 Cup, taking the class lap record – which had stood for exactly a decade!

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Classics at Oliver’s Mount, entries close 21st May

From Dan

When it was announced that classic sidecars would be included at the Barry Sheene meeting at Oliver’s Mount on 26/27 June there was, apparently, a fair bit of interest shown but as of 14 May no entries have been received by the organisers.

Entries close on 21 May so if anybody wants to race at this iconic circuit they need to get their entries in without delay or there is a real risk that the sidecar class could be abandoned in favour of more solo races.

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Costello Racing

COSTELLO AND COOKE PREPARE FOR ROUND OF ACU/FSRA BRITISH F2 SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP

All-female sidecar team Maria Costello MBE and Vicky Cooke head for Donington Park this weekend looking to build on their brilliant start to the 2021 race season.

Northamptonshire-based Costello and Yorkshire-based Cooke will compete on the LCR/Kawasaki F2 outfit in the ACU/FSRA British F2 Sidecar Championship at the famous Leicestershire circuit having been boosted by their outstanding effort in their opening event of the year at Oulton Park with the Wirral 100 Club.

Maria and Vicky Cooke on the LCR Kawasaki F2 racing sidecar.
Credit David Johnston Motorsport Photography
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