Month: September 2023

F.S.R.A. / 1st Call Refrigeration Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship – Round 8 Anglesey – Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September – Preview


Words – Dave Tibbles / Photographs – Haydn Wyatt

This year’s eighth and final round of the 2023 F.S.R.A. / 1st Call Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship will be at this coming weekend’s Wirral 100 club’s Anglesey Grand meeting on the 23rd and 24th of September. There are still top championship placings to be decided in both F1 and F2 classes. The only unchallengeable team is this year’s F1 class winners who were crowned at Cadwell Park three weeks ago: congratulations to Gary Fairhurst and Billy Williams on their Windle ZZR9R. This year they have finished all twenty-five races with twenty-three wins. Battling for the remaining top three championship places in the F1 class will be: Mark Burns / Steven Winfrow (1000 LCR Yamaha) and the big 1100cc Suzukis of John Stevenson / Amanda Mason and George McMahon / Mick Ranson.

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The 2023 A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship – Round 7 – Knockhill – Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September


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Whitby Cottages; Rowtec Engineering Maintenance & Tingle Windows

Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs – Simon Heath

The season finale at Knockhill, dubbed as a “Scottish Sidecar Festival” saw a huge turnout of over sixty sidecar outfits across several classes, which included the British F1 Sidecars and Scottish Championship Sidecars, along with the British F2 teams. The meeting was planned to include a race for the prestigious “Jock Taylor Trophy”, with the fastest teams from each category invited to take part – but unfortunately due to significant time constraints due to red flags on Sunday, this race was unable to be run as a stand-alone event, and this trophy was awarded to the winner of Sunday’s “Rowe British F1 Sidecar Championship” race.

While the Super F2 Championship winners Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley (LCR Honda), and runners-up Steve & Matty Ramsden (LCR Honda); and also the F2 Cup Champions Brian Ilaria / Arlo Brown (DDM Suzuki) had all secured enough points a fortnight beforehand at Cadwell Park, all eyes were on who would land the remaining top three places in both classes.

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