Category: British Sidecar Championship

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Two races at Oulton Park to get the British Championship season under way, June 25-27

The weekend of June 25-27 sees Oulton Park host the opening round of 2021 as per the published schedule.

In previous years, the constraints placed on the circuit by reduced track time have meant that the sidecars have been allocated just the one race. This has been unpopular, but also recognised as unavoidable.

Roger Body has been lobbying hard over this particular sticking point and his efforts have finally paid off.

The Oulton Park opener will now feature two sidecar races, thereby getting the season away to a meaningful haul of points for the championship hopefuls. This is due solely to Roger’s efforts and a large degree of cooperation from Stuart Higgs and the MSVR organisation.

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Bemsee at Oulton 7-8 May – NOW LIVE FOR BOOKING

By Mike Dommett

Club Sidecars (F1 & F2) will be there.
If you plan to enter – Register or Login and book here:
https://www.bemsee.net/event-calendar

We have a range of BSB Teams looking to enter and will offer slots to Club riders before them.
That does mean you need to get your entries in soon please.
We will cut-off on that after this weekend and then release available slots to BSB Teams waiting to get in at that point.
Remember you can still book with Bemsee and withdraw upto a week before the event with no cost penalty.

Can’t work it out online?
Call us on 01708 720305 between 10-3 each weekday

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Bitterly cold Snetterton banishes winter blues.

ALL PHOTOS BY JENNY TRIKER WELLS

The two-day test session organised by Roger Body and RKB-F1 Motorsport at the Snetterton 300 circuit attracted a good following from the Molson Group F1 Championship with fifteen outfits signing on Saturday morning.
There was also a fair gathering of club and classic machinery, whilst the F2 outfits were conspicuously absent.
At around six degrees with a strong breeze, conditions were far from ideal, although by its very nature, many teams shook out the cobwebs of the closed season and came away with positive results.

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Oulton Park opener moved back to late June

The Bennetts British Superbike Championship celebrates its 25th anniversary season against a challenging backdrop of COVID-19 restrictions and a ban on spectators during 2020.

The current regulations on crowd attendances at non-seated venues are set to be lifted on June 20th, so MSVR has taken the bold decision to postpone the start of the new season until the legions of loyal fans can return in force to support and celebrate a quarter of a century of the series.

Intrinsically linked with this decision, the British Sidecar Championship will also benefit from the returning hordes of spectators. The traditional Oulton Park season opening race will now move to the first available restriction-free weekend, that being 25-27 June.

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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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Molson British Sidecars

Three makes of F1 Chassis on the grid in 2021

Four decades of top-level F1 sidecar racing around the globe have seen one chassis manufacturer dominate.

Such is the level of his engineering prowess and innovation that Louis Christen’s monocoque LCR design stood head and shoulders above anything else available at the time, setting a standard which could only be emulated.

In its illustrious history, LCR has won no fewer than thirty-six FIM World Championships. That statistic alone speaks volumes.

There have been other manufacturers present, and indeed the late Terry Windle produced a chassis which claimed five world titles in the hands of George O’Dell, Jock Taylor, Darren Dixon and Steve Abbott.

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Avon Tyres back on board for 2021

RKB-F1 Motorsport is delighted to announce the continued support of Melksham based Avon Tyres for the new season.

The Avon product is the proven tyre for sidecar competition and the brand all competitors understand and trust.

There is a new man at the helm of the sidecar motorsport activity for Avon, as Steve Smith our contact for many seasons has moved across to the motorcycle sales team.

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Sidecar Test days planned for April 2021, open to F1, F2, Classics

RKB-F1 Motorsport in conjunction with MSV is in the advanced planning stages of a two-day open test programme exclusively for sidecars. Circuits under consideration will be Snetterton or Donington, and the timing is likely to be mid-April, possibly during the week immediately after Easter.

Cost will be £200.00 per day one twenty-minute session each hour between 9am and 5pm.

In order to assess interest and viability, all sidecar teams, whether they be British Championship, Club level, F1, F2 or Classic, are invited to respond and participate.

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Biggs and Schmitz join Santander Salt line-up for 2021

From Barry Nutley

Following the announcement that newly crowned Champions Steve Kershaw and Ryan Charlwood are making their own plans for 2021, comes the exciting news that the Anglo-Dutch pairing of Rob Biggs and Jeroen Schmitz will join the Santander Salt team for the new season.

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Record Breaking Form From Team A.R.C. In 2020

Photo – Stuart Watson

It goes without saying that the 2020 motorcycle racing season was hugely disrupted by the ongoing “Covid-19” pandemic, with the postponement and cancellation of events from grass roots to International level. While there was huge disappointment for Team A.R.C.’s Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie with the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship, the Isle of Man T.T. and Southern 100 Races all falling victim to the global crisis, Team A.R.C. still had much to celebrate once a shortened campaign got underway in August.

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