Author: Steve English

Fantastic opportunity to race in Scotland.

The Scottish Sidecar Club have very generously offered free entries for all Irish teams @ The Sidecar Festival in East Fortune 15th & 16th April, they are also very generously giving £200 to each team to help with there Insurance and travel costs. Any teams interested please contact the Sidecar Club or Gavin Browne.
Failing that contact Mark Gash and he will give you the relevant info.

Thank you Scottish Sidecar Club and Boris Stroud for your support.

Motor Cycle Union Of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Ltd – Statement Issued 24/03/23

Motor Cycle Union Of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Ltd

Statement Issued 24/03/23

Following intense negotiations over the last week in regards to sidecars not being covered within the UC Insurance policy, we can confirm negotiations with insurers have now been completed.

Within these negotiations it has been agreed that a strict and robust risk management plan must be implemented in regards to side car competitors and machines going forward, with highly detailed documentation being formed and presented throughout this year.

With agreement reached on this, we are pleased to say side cars will now be able to compete at MCUI UC events in 2023.

We now all need to look forward and address insurance company concerns together as a centre throughout 2023, should we want racing to continue in 2024.

John Dillon

Fancy a race in Estonia?

Hello sidecar people.

You are invited to Estonia to compete at the Porsche Ring in Pärnu on 03-04.06.2023. to the stage of the Estonian championships. The Porsche Ring has been recognized as the best circuit in the Nordics and the Baltics ( and in addition it would be a great opportunity to enjoy a completely new circuit for you in Northern Europe, Estonia, for a change from Central and Southern Europe.
The schedule is still to be specified, but it is estimated that 2 free practices, 2 qualifications and 2 races (sprint and race) could be raced. The closest race is 16-18.06.2023 in Finland at Motopark (

I would like to know how many of you would be interested in it and able to come. The more the merrier!

I am waiting for answers to my email

Best regards

Silver Kuusk

Statement from Irish sidecar club.

Following the news yesterday evening (14/03/22) that the Ulster Centre of the MCUI had secured an insurance policy for racing in Northern Ireland, we were informed this morning, from a third party, that the Ulster Centre insurance policy for 2023 does not in fact include Sidecar racing.

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Scarborough Spring Cup entries

By Dan Clarke

Entry forms for the Spring Cup meeting at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough are now out. The meeting is on 15/16 April with a closing date for entries on 6 March. If there are not enough entries by the closing date the organisers will have no option but to drop the class, which is something they really do not want to have to do.

Oliver’s Mount is a great circuit to race at and being the only real road circuit in Great Britain is a great one to have on your CV, especially if you are planning on doing the TT or S100 at some time in the future.

So come on you slidey teams, get your entries in early and don’t leave it until the last minute as so often has happened in the past and the reason why some clubs dropped the sidecar class at various meetings or even altogether. Lets keep sidecars alive at Oliver’s Mount. Unfortunately national licences are an ACU requirement for all competitors.

Regs are here

Entry Form Here

Online Entry Form

2023 World Championship Dates

The FIM and Motor Presse Stuttgart, the FIM Sidecar World Championship promoter, are delighted to announce the 2023 calendar.


12-14 May Sachsenring DMSB 🇩🇪

16-17 June Spa-Francorchamps FMB 🇧🇪

23-25 June Most ACCR 🇨🇿

04-06 August Red Bull Ring DMSB 🇦🇹

18-20 August Assen KMNV 🇳🇱

07-08 October Oschersleben DMSB 🇩🇪

27-29 October Estoril FMP 🇵🇹

2023 TT Regulations, things of note

I haven’t had a chance to read all the way through yet (hardly read it at all to be honest), but there are a couple of points that have been brought up in conversation with Mark and Tim that you may want to look at before heading off to the Island.

Link to download of TT REGS (in case the box below doesn’t appear on your mobile)

If we see any more we will add them on here..

6.2. All main mounting pins/plates such as forward of the steering head must be secured
to the bodywork with a steel plate no smaller that 100mm square. This must be both
riveted and bonded (e.g. fibreglass/resin) to the bodywork in order to render it a
permanent and secure fixing point. For verification purposes all Rivet Heads must be
intact and visible on the outside of the bodywork.

6.3. There must be no fewer than four main mounting pins/pegs secured with “R” clips
dispersed appropriately around the main bodywork. All bodywork fixing pins/pegs
must always be secured with “R” clips or similar.

Mallory Park Bonanza July

From Mick McGinley

Mallory Park are looking for all 3 wheelers from vintage to modern for their Bonanza on 15th 16th July. This is what used to be the Festival of 1000 bikes.

The cost for 2 sessions is 80 pounds including 5 passes.

Contact Mallory Park direct and mention Mick’s name..

No race licence required

If you need to contact Mick at all click read more for his number.

Entry form is available to download here –

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Int. Sidecar Trophy Calendar 2023

From Eckart

1) 21.-24.4.2023 Brünn / CZ (Garageplace possible)

2) 19-21.5.2023 Rijeka / Croatien (3 Races, no licens required, Garagplace possible)

3) 02-04.6.2023 Schleiz

4) 10-11.6.2023 Nürburgring

5) 14-16.7.2023 Most /CZ (no licens required

6) 26-27.8.2023 Red Bull Ring ( 3 Races, no licens required, Garageplace possible)

7) 7-08.10 2023 Oschersleben Sidecar Festival

Find entryform:

Guest welcome, 600cc and 1000cc classes, Prototype Bikes possible

Bye Eckart and Carlo

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