Month: April 2022

Shelley Smithies needs our help.

From Steve Kershaw.

Hi Folks, Ryan Charlwood has started a gofundme page for our good friend and much loved sidecar passenger Shelley.

Shell suffered very serious injuries in a testing accident at VDV in France and is still currently in hospital in France.

The funds are to help Shelley with the cost of returning to Britain as recovery is going to be a very long process.

Come on Shelley 💪💪🤞🤞you can do it! Love from all team Kershaw #29 xxx

Founds & Walmsley Victorious In The Battle At Brands


Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs J.T.W. Motorsport Photography

Four-time champions Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley (LCR Honda) took a fine brace of wins in the opening round of this year’s British F2 Sidecar Championship at Brands Hatch – but were made to work particularly hard in race two as they had an enthralling tussle with reigning title holders Lee Crawford / Scott Hardie (LCR Suzuki). Meanwhile, Rob Atkinson / Mark Middleton (Bellas Yamaha) made a perfect start to their F2 Cup campaign, taking both class wins in dominant fashion.

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Timetable for World Sidecar Championship Round at ASSEN

Thanks of course to Mark Dennis and Lars..

Click through for the full timetable, but sidecars are out for –

Free Practice Friday 1225-1255 (1125 UK)
Qualifying 1 Friday 1700-1720 (1600 UK)
Qualifying 2 Friday 1750-1810 (1650 UK)

RACE 1 Saturday 1700 18 laps (1600 UK)
RACE 2 Sunday 1615 18 laps (1515 UK)


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Cathedral of Speed gets ready for round two April 23-24

The first of two appearances with the FIM Superbike World Championship takes place at the famous Assen circuit in The Netherlands over the weekend of April 23-24. Hot on the heels of the Le Mans opener, the battle for honours is already taking shape as we might have expected. This was always going to be a stellar season.

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Brands Hatch To Host British F2 Championship Opener

Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer)
Photographs – Dirk Wharton

A new season begins for the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship at Brands Hatch with N.G.R.R.C. over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th April. Last year, this same event was dominated by Lee Crawford / Scott Hardie (LCR Suzuki), who took pole position and two convincing wins. The Team A.R.C. pairing went on to take a total of nine wins, and a further three podium places from thirteen starts, landing the prestigious title by 114 points.

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Ellis/Clement leave Le Mans as championship leaders

photos by Mark Walters

The long wait for race action did not disappoint in France. The weather was perfect for the two races, and all the top teams completed qualifying successfully with one exception. The first session times were very close, with just eight tenths of one second splitting the top five. Previous new lap record holders Ted and Vincent Peugeot had their eyes opened with the pace, as they ended up sixth fastest behind Tim Reeves/Kevin Rousseau. A brilliant effort by Harry Payne/Mark Wilkes found them top of the pile just over one tenth quicker than Todd Ellis and Emmanuelle Clement. Reigning Champions Schlosser/Fries came next ahead of Steve Kershaw/Ryan Charlwood.

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