Author: Tim Langham

Clean Sheets For Horton / Forrest and Fisher / Stokoe At Mallory Park

Words – Dave Tibbles / Photographs – Dirk Wharton

Rob Fisher / Sarah Stokoe (600 Baker Yamaha) – F2; and Simon Horton / Jordan Forrest (1200 Wintec Suzuki) – F1 both took maximum points in their respective classes over the weekend, with dominant victories in all four of their outings. In hot weather and near-perfect racing conditions for their two races each day, teams competed over eight laps on Saturday, and ten laps on Sunday.

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New F2 Cup Lap Record For Payne & Wilkes At Mallory Park In A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship

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

Two months on from the last event of the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship, Mallory Park played host to the third round of this year’s series. Initially, this was expected to be round five, but with Covid restrictions seeing the postponement of the Knockhill round until September, and with Anglesey cancelled altogether last month, this has seen the calendar reduced to seven meetings in total.

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Mallory Park To Host Round Three Of The 2021 F.S.R.A. / Wintec Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship

Words – Dave Tibbles / Photographs – Ste McNorton

Following a five week break due to the cancellation of the Anglesey round owing to Covid restrictions, E.M.R.A. welcome back the F.S.R.A. Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship for their third round at Mallory Park. The previous visit was on a very wet Bank Holiday Monday in May, but hopefully the weather will be kinder this weekend.
A big thank you goes to E.M.R.A. who have in these difficult times helped all entrants with reduced entry fees for this event. The Pre-Injection teams will form a joint grid with the club sidecar, with a capacity entry of twenty four teams. Also on the programme are the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecars, with this being an event which will appeal to all fans of sidecar racing. Advanced tickets can be purchased from the Mallory Park website.
The Pre-Injection sidecar championship allows for a platform for teams to enjoy competitive racing with more affordable, less high-tech machinery, and is an ideal “starter class”. The series is made up of teams with different budgets, abilities and experience – from novices in their orange jackets to old hands with many years of racing behind them. This mixed with various types of engines and chassis all adds to the interest as at these present times sidecar racing at club level is largely on the decline. The Pre-Injection championship is an ideal opportunity to try out sidecar racing whether as a driver or passenger. Our supporters are Wintec Sidecar Racing Services; PAGID Brake Pads and the Formula Sidecar Racing Association (F.S.R.A.). Anyone interested in being a part of this championship or thinking of having a go at sidecar racing please contact Dave Tibbles (sidecar number 181).

A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship To Resume At Mallory Park

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

While 2021 has seen the restoration of some semblance of normality following the events of last year, “Covid” still continues to cast its unwelcome presence, causing uncertainty and disruption in all elements of life. This event at Mallory Park was initially set to be the fifth round of the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship, but as things stand, this is now just the third meeting of this year’s series, with a postponement of the Knockhill round until September, and the cancellation of Anglesey last month.

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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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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 (F.S.R.A. Press Officer)
Photographs – Jenny Wells

The opening round of the A.C.U. / F.S.RA. British F2 Sidecar Championship was held at Brands Hatch over the weekend of the 17th and 18th April. The unseasonably warm weather was matched by the red hot pace at the front of the field, where Lee Crawford / Scott Hardie (LCR Suzuki) took pole, a double win and equalled the long standing lap record.

The Super F2 podium was completed on both occasions by runners-up Sean Hegarty / James Neave (Baker Honda) and Steve and Matty Ramsden (LCR Honda). Quite a talking point was the brace of fourth places taken by former champions Gary Horspole / Kenny Cole (Shelbourne Honda), proving older carburetted outfits are still more than capable in the right hands. These teams have firmly established themselves at the top of the table, and have a very solid foundation on which to base their championship aspirations going forward.

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