Month: February 2024

The FIM and Motor Presse Stuttgart extend their partnership for 2024



After a favourable first season of promoting the FIM Sidecar World Championship, Motor Presse Stuttgart and the FIM will continue their partnership for 2024.

The integration of the FIM Sidecar World Championship into the schedule of the German IDM Championship as well as the live streaming service and promotion of the series, saw twenty-eight teams contest the 2023 campaign which proved to be a real success.  

The 2024 calendar will feature six races in five countries. The season-opening round at Le Mans will be organised by the FIM and the other five events by Motor Presse Stuttgart.

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2024 British Sidecar Championship News

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The 2024 season is now here and will once again see the bulk of this thrilling series on the BSB stage. It kicks off at however, at Pembrey in South Wales with six rounds currently scheduled before the traditional closer at Brands Hatch.

Expect to see the usual eclectic mix of long and short outfits, with the GP premier class attracting world-class names once again.

The Cup class was fiercely contested last season, so there will be no shortage of battles for honours all the way down the field.

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The 2024 Events calendar has been updated

We now have most of 2024 dates on. I have the French Championships to add and that will be about it.

We have World Championhip (as far as is confirmed), British, British FII, FSRA Pre Injection, BMCRC, CRMC, BHR, Isle of Man TT, S100 and Olivers Mount, Andreas, International Sidecar Trophy, Northern Sidecar Cup, IDM, Camathias Cup, Aintree, Darley, EMRA, Wirral 100, Scottish Championship with Marin Cup.
What have I missed? Maybe Tonfanau, will need to check.

Don’t forget that each event can be clicked on for information about the organisers and venue with links to each where possible, and you can select a list view, day view or my favourite the monthly overview.


If you DO spot any errors please don’t hesitate to get in touch and they will be corrected. There are 130 events listed so far, errors are likely to creep in and things will change as the season progresses.


2024 FIM Sidecar World Championship update from Svetlana

Dear Sidecar Family, Dear All,

We would like to update you regarding pre-season situation due to withdrawal of the Promoter “Motor Presse Stuttgart” and to confirm you, that 2024 FIM Sidecar World Championship will be organised by the FIM.

During January, the FIM was waiting a decision from “Motor Presse Stuttgart” regarding the IDM races before to continue a discussion for potential co-organisation of the 3 races of the 2024 FIM Sidecar World Championship season. This discussion is still ongoing and you will be informed immediately after any more information available.

In the meantime, we are working on the following Provisional Calendar:

Round 1. 18-20 April (Le Mans, France) – confirmed, organised by the FIM.

Round 2.  04-05 May (Sachsenring, Germany) – with IDM, to be confirmed, waiting of decision from “Motor Presse Stuttgart”.

Round 3. 22-23 June (Most, Czech Republic) – with IDM, to be confirmed, waiting of decision from “Motor Presse Stuttgart”.

Round 4. 10-11 August (Assen, the Netherlands) – with IDM, to be confirmed, waiting of decision from “Motor Presse Stuttgart”.

Round 5. 4-6 October (Oschersleben, Germany) – confirmed, organised by the FIM.

Round 6. 8-10 November (Estoril, Portugal) – confirmed, organised by the FIM.

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Goodwood to host first-ever competitive sidecar Shoot-Out at the 81st Members’ Meeting

• First-ever sidecar Shoot-Out announced for the 81st Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport.

• The 81st Members’ Meeting will take place Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April 2024.

• Tickets are on sale at and can be purchased by Members and Fellows of the Goodwood Road Racing Club.

Goodwood is excited to announce that the 81st Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport will host a competitive on-track battle with an impressive collection of sidecars going head-to-head in a Shoot-Out. Taking to the Goodwood Motor Circuit for the very first time, up to eight modern racing sidecars will assemble for an exhilarating on-track contest. Keeping spectators on the edge of their seats, the competition will showcase a combination of high speeds, tight turns, and the necessity for precise teamwork between driver and passenger, with the Shoot-Out also marking the first-time contemporary vehicles have competitively taken to the Motor Circuit for a public event since 1966.

Spectators can expect to see a variety of sessions taking place across the weekend, from qualifying and head-to-head battles, to the top four drivers taking on the first-ever sidecar Shoot-Out.

Goodwood is delighted to be working alongside eight-time Superside FIM World Sidecar Champion Tim Reeves on bringing together an impressive collection of sidecars from across the racing disciplines. A prominent figure in British sidecar racing, Reeves is renowned for co-piloting alongside Patrick Farrance, Ashley Hawes and younger brother Tristan Reeves. The sidecar showdown will welcome some of the most iconic drivers and passengers including 14-time TT winner and three-time FIM World Champion Ben Birchall and two-time FIM World Champions Emmanuel Clement and Todd Ellis.

Tim Reeves, eight-time Superside FIM World Sidecar Champion, said: “It’s been a pleasure to work alongside the Goodwood Content Team on bringing such a spectacular collection of sidecars. With incredible speed, high adrenaline and nail-biting cornering, Sunday’s Sidecar Shoot-Out will definitely bring something new to the Goodwood Members’ Meeting.”

The competition will take place across the weekend – with the Shoot-Out taking place on Sunday – and joins the previously announced Canadian-American Cup demonstration and full race schedule for the 81st Members’ Meeting.