Category: ACU FSRA British F2 sidecar championship

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SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND ON BOTH TWO & THREE WHEELS AT BATTLE OF BRITAIN

Maria Costello MBE enjoyed a weekend of racing both her sidecar and the Mark Coverdale Paton at the North East Motorcycle Racing Club’s Battle of Britain meeting that featured a round of the FSRA F2 British Championship at Croft.
Racing at the North Yorkshire track for the first time, Maria took the Mark Coverdale Paton as well as her sidecar to Dalton-on-Tees to help with learning the track she had never seen before.

Maria & Vicky qualifying for the FSRA race in the wet.
Image Credit: Brian Blackett
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Molson British Sidecars

Birchalls and Ellis/Clement dominate damp Cadwell Park

Molson British Sidecar Championship, Cadwell Park 7/8 August

The celebrated Cadwell Sidecar Revival attracted a full entry of all manner of sidecars, with the main focus being on the three championship races.
Todd Ellis (Santander Salt Yamaha) had his French lady passenger alongside for his second British Championship appearance in as many weeks. Ben and Tom Birchall (Haith Honda) were more than keen to fight for their unbroken record of victories.
Absent from Cadwell Park were Sam and Adam Christie because of Adam’s Thruxton injuries. At this moment in time, the Christie bike will continue to be missing, with the ankle injury to Adam more serious than initially thought. Asked if he might be tempted to use a replacement passenger to protect their points, Sam said the family feeling was, that racing was on hold pending Adam’s recovery. Let’s all hope it is sooner rather than later.

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WELSH LOCKDOWN RULES RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF WIRRAL 100’S ANGLESEY MEETING SCHEDULED FOR 26th & 27th JUNE

FROM WIRRAL 100

After the success of its Oulton Park meeting in April, the Wirral Hundred club is hugely disappointed to announce the cancellation of its race meeting at Anglesey scheduled for the weekend of 26th & 27th June; this would have included rounds of the Club’s championships, together with rounds of the ACU British F2 Sidecar, FSRA Pre-Injection Sidecar, and Lansdowne British GP championships.

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COSTELLO AND COOKE PREPARE FOR ROUND OF ACU/FSRA BRITISH F2 SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP

All-female sidecar team Maria Costello MBE and Vicky Cooke head for Donington Park this weekend looking to build on their brilliant start to the 2021 race season.

Northamptonshire-based Costello and Yorkshire-based Cooke will compete on the LCR/Kawasaki F2 outfit in the ACU/FSRA British F2 Sidecar Championship at the famous Leicestershire circuit having been boosted by their outstanding effort in their opening event of the year at Oulton Park with the Wirral 100 Club.

Maria and Vicky Cooke on the LCR Kawasaki F2 racing sidecar.
Credit David Johnston Motorsport Photography
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Entry list for the British F2 at Donington Park this weekend 15-16 May

Thanks Mark for posting this entry list! Looks like it should be a superb meeting.

Also news from Chris Beauman..
On Saturday, 3 WHEELING will be filming for the first time outside the Isle of Man. This race day project is Sponsored by the FSRA and will be the prototype model for the filming of other race days in venues Around The World. This certainly will be a Big day for our Sport ! 3W Ambassadors let’s get the 3 Wheeling Flags waving & the 3W stickers on the bikes. Good luck to all the teams & don’t forget to give a shout out to the camera crew Dan & Joe .

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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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Powerhouse F2 at Brands Hatch

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A weekend of two halves at brands hatch this weekend. The team travelled to Brands Hatch on Thursday evening filled with nerves, brought on from the relay problems uncovered at mallory park the week before.

Friday began with the arrival of our data analyst, Adam Christie, keen to help the team extract the full potential out of the weekend.

Fortunately, our first few laps of Friday practice were filled with relief as the bike decided to play ball and the problems from the weekend before had been corrected. General acclimatisation with the new fairing for brian and Matt, accompanied with set up tweaks were the story for Friday’s two sessions.

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Team A.R.C. Set A Brands Benchmark For 2021

The 2021 A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship (Incorporating The F2 Cup)

Round One – Brands Hatch Indy – N.G.R.R.C.Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th April

FSRA

Words – Tim Langham / Photographs – Jenny Wells

Brands Hatch was blessed with blue skies and warm sunshine for the duration of N.G.R.R.C.’s three day opening event of the 2021 season, hosting the first round of this year’s A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship.

The majority of teams took advantage of two optional test sessions on Friday afternoon, and whilst untimed, it was evident that Team A.R.C.’s Lee Crawford / Scott Hardie (LCR Suzuki) were on front running pace, this crew having taken the longer Brands Hatch G.P. lap record last October. However, most impressively, series debutant Harry Payne – with the experienced Mark Wilkes alongside him (GP Yamaha) were matching the fastest times.

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The 2021 A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship Incorporating The F2 Cup

Preview Round One – Brands Hatch Indy – N.G.R.R.C. Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th April

This is the first visit to Brands Hatch by the F.S.R.A. for seven years, last playing host to the season opening meeting in 2014. On that occasion the Super F2 wins were shared by Conrad Harrison / Lee Patterson, and the late, great Ian Bell and his son, Carl. The F2 Cup spoils were taken respectively by Dean Lindley / Rob Bell, and Alan Founds / Tom Peters. The latter crew went on to dominate the Cup in spectacular fashion, finishing every one of their eight races, scoring four wins and four runners-up placings. In 2015, the same combination went on to win the overall Super F2 category, before moving to the F1 series. However, it gives the F.S.R.A. great pleasure to welcome Alan back for the 2021 season, with his regular passenger Jake Lowther (LCR Yamaha).

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British F2 Sidecar Championship Dates update

Taken from the ACU website..

Following the change of dates for the BSB and Touring car calendar the meeting at Castle Combe has been changed. The final round of the British F2 Championship will now be held on 4/5 September at Knockhill in Scotland, the first visit to Scotland in many years. The meeting will also host the Jock Taylor event.

Revised Calendar British F2 Sidecar Championship

Round 1 Brands Hatch 16/17/18 April NG

Round 2 Donington National 15/16 May NG

Round 3 Anglesey 26/27 June Wirral 100

Round 4 Mallory Park 10/11 July EMRA

Round 5 Cadwell Revival 6/7/8 August BMCRC

Round 6 Croft 20/21 August Battle of Britain DLCC

Round 7 Knockhill 4/5 September KDMCC Jock Taylor Meeting

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New talent going for 2021 glory in “Generation Game”

Fresh ground was broken at the end of the 2019 season when a youngster, almost a rookie in fact, beat all the established stars to the British Championship title. Todd Ellis, partnered by the experienced Chaz Richardson set the paddock alight, and made everyone sit up and notice. It’s a known fact sidecar crews can continue racing at a high level far longer than their solo counterparts, and that has led to the age profile in the paddock tending to be higher. The number of youngsters coming into the sport is small, so when we do get real talent at an early age it is something to be celebrated and promoted. In most cases, the younger element is attracted by family involvement with the youngsters growing up alongside three wheels rather than two. For 2021, three such riders will be hell-bent on making their reputations and following in the footsteps of Todd Ellis.

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