Category: International Racing

HARRISON JOINS THREE RIDER TEAM AT HONDA RACING



Honda Racing UK have confirmed a three-man team for the 2024 Isle of Man TT Races, with Dean Harrison lining up alongside John McGuinness MBE and Nathan Harrison.
 
Dean Harrison joins the factory Honda team after a 7-year stint with DAO Racing and Kawasaki, with whom he took two of his three TT victories to date which included a triumphant Senior TT title in 2019.

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Chris Andrews

It is with much sadness to report that former sidecar driver Chris Andrews succumbed to a short illness on Sunday 15th October, peacefully with his family at his bedside. Chris had dealt with his deteriorating condition with dignity and bravery in equal measure since diagnosis in Summer 2022.

Chris and his brother Mal competed for almost twenty five years, starting in 1970 on a Triumph outfit, before upgrading to an immaculate Honda CB750 machine four years later, on which they were East Yorkshire Centre Airfield Sidecar Champions. In 1976, they – along with others – experienced a setback after making serious investment in the new 750 Konig engines, with numerous mechanical issues.

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Lydden has a new circuit entrance

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From the above link..

New directions to the circuit

From Canterbury direction

Continue along the A2 until you meet the Coxhill traffic lights, use the right turning lane to turn into Geddinge Lane following signs for ‘Lydden Hill new entrance’

From Dover direction

Continue along the A2 until you meet the Coxhill traffic lights, turn left into Geddinge Lane following signs for ‘Lydden Hill new entrance’

From Shepherdswell

Do not turn onto the A2. Go straight over the A2 onto Geddinge Lane and take the first right into the circuit.

F.S.R.A. / 1st Call Refrigeration Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship – Round 8 Anglesey – Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September – Preview

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Words – Dave Tibbles / Photographs – Haydn Wyatt

This year’s eighth and final round of the 2023 F.S.R.A. / 1st Call Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship will be at this coming weekend’s Wirral 100 club’s Anglesey Grand meeting on the 23rd and 24th of September. There are still top championship placings to be decided in both F1 and F2 classes. The only unchallengeable team is this year’s F1 class winners who were crowned at Cadwell Park three weeks ago: congratulations to Gary Fairhurst and Billy Williams on their Windle ZZR9R. This year they have finished all twenty-five races with twenty-three wins. Battling for the remaining top three championship places in the F1 class will be: Mark Burns / Steven Winfrow (1000 LCR Yamaha) and the big 1100cc Suzukis of John Stevenson / Amanda Mason and George McMahon / Mick Ranson.

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The 2023 A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship – Round 7 – Knockhill – Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September

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Supported by :- A.V. Craine & Sons; Hegarty Plant Ltd.; Pagid Racing;

Whitby Cottages; Rowtec Engineering Maintenance & Tingle Windows

Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs – Simon Heath

The season finale at Knockhill, dubbed as a “Scottish Sidecar Festival” saw a huge turnout of over sixty sidecar outfits across several classes, which included the British F1 Sidecars and Scottish Championship Sidecars, along with the British F2 teams. The meeting was planned to include a race for the prestigious “Jock Taylor Trophy”, with the fastest teams from each category invited to take part – but unfortunately due to significant time constraints due to red flags on Sunday, this race was unable to be run as a stand-alone event, and this trophy was awarded to the winner of Sunday’s “Rowe British F1 Sidecar Championship” race.

While the Super F2 Championship winners Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley (LCR Honda), and runners-up Steve & Matty Ramsden (LCR Honda); and also the F2 Cup Champions Brian Ilaria / Arlo Brown (DDM Suzuki) had all secured enough points a fortnight beforehand at Cadwell Park, all eyes were on who would land the remaining top three places in both classes.

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The 2023 A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship – Round 6 – Cadwell Park Battle Of Britain – Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August

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Supported by :- A.V. Craine & Sons; Hegarty Plant Ltd.; Pagid Racing;

Whitby Cottages; Rowtec Engineering Maintenance & Tingle Windows

Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs – Simon Heath

Only a fortnight after a rain-soaked Cadwell Park Sidecar Revival, the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship made a return visit to the popular Lincolnshire circuit for the penultimate round of the 2023 season in contrasting weather conditions which made for some fast and furious racing throughout the field!

Congratulations go to Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley (LCR Honda), taking an unprecedented sixth British F2 Sidecar Championship, and to Brian Ilaria / Arlo Brown (DDM Suzuki) who needed a single point to land the F2 Cup title – they achieved this in style with a victory in class in Saturday’s opening race.

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The 2023 A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship – Round 5 – Cadwell Park Sidecar Revival – Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August

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Supported by :- A.V. Craine & Sons; Hegarty Plant Ltd.; Pagid Racing;

Whitby Cottages; Rowtec Engineering Maintenance & Tingle Windows

Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs – Simon Heath

Changeable weather conditions did not deter Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley (LCR Honda) or Brian Ilaria / Arlo Brown (DDM Suzuki) – both of whom took an immaculate hat-trick of wins in the Super F2 and F2 Cup respectively to extend their championship leads at the fifth International Sidecar Revival at Cadwell Park. With only 100 points remaining, Founds / Walmsley hold a commanding 56 point advantage over Steve & Matty Ramsden (LCR Honda), while Ilaria / Brown need just a single point to clinch the title, regardless of other results.

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F.S.R.A. / 1st Call Refrigeration Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship – Round 6 Cadwell Park Sidecar Revival – Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August

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Words – Marianne Walford

It is always a highlight of the season to be part of the Sidecar Revival meeting, where we get to see both the British Championship and the F.S.R.A. F2 championship as well as the Bemsee club sidecars and classics in the Camathias Cup. In the programme we had our own race, but due to low numbers in the BEARS class, they were added to our races on a split-start grid.

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