Category: Road Racing

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF SIDECARS AT THE TT

From the TT press office

This year marks a milestone in history for the Sidecar class at the Isle of Man TT Races as it celebrates its centenary. To commemorate the occasion, a special demonstration lap will take place on Saturday 10th June featuring the three most successful drivers of all time and their respective passengers representing 39 TT victories across almost four decades of competition.

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A message from Steve at GWR Motorsport

GWR Motorsport


Hi all, just to let you know I’m back in circulation. Having been out of action for a few years with prostrate cancer and a serious road accident I thought I would let you all know I’m back in the sidecar world.

As before I can offer a high level wiring harness design and build service, including advice and suppling MoTeC devices, sensors etc.
We combine this with our renowned commissioning and support of MoTeC systems.

I thought I would start with seeing if there is any interest in people, drivers, passengers, wives, girlfriends, mechanics, anybody attending one of my MoTeC training courses.

They would be run along very similar lines to the previous ones, 2 days of a weekend, with the 1st day on engine ECU’s & dashboards and the 2nd looking at data logging.

Thinking of trying to get something organised before the TT if possible, let me know on steve@gwrmotorsport.com, thanks Steve

BIRCHALLS LEAD THE WAY ON 100th ANNIVERSARY OF TT SIDECARS

With the start numbers for all the solo classes already revealed for the 2023 Isle of Man TT Races, today the top 10 drivers and passengers for the two 3wheeling.media Sidecar Races have been announced.

It’s as-you-were at number 1, with Ben and Tom Birchall once again leading the charge on their Steadplan/Hager LCR Honda. With twelve wins already to their name, including victory in the last nine races to take place, they’re red-hot favourites to increase that tally in June.

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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 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.

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Sidecar Friday Testing at Cadwell revival is available all day

Morning all, I have just checked with MD and sidecars have test sessions available all day at Cadwell revival. You choose to book all day or half day!

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TIMETABLES AND RELEVANT DOCUMENTS ON BEMSEE HERE

Live timing and links to TSL Timing etc here

Timetables correct at time of print – check the link above for Meeting Info to be double sure!

As of 25th July we are now on v4 of the timetable.

Jenny ‘Triker’ Wells. R.I.P Our friend.

It is with a great sadness that I have been asked to let everyone know that Jenny Wells has passed away this morning after a very short battle with cancer.

I am in a state of shock here. The last I heard from Jen was not that long ago when she was saying she wouldn’t be doing any more photography due to illness and then just days ago that she was too weak for treatment.

Jen my friend, you will be missed at race meetings.
Not only for the photos you loved taking and that were appreciated so much by so many, but for the proper laughs we had at circuits everywhere, if ever there was a chance to laugh at anything I got wrong you were always there.

Details of further arrangements will be posted when they are ready. I will see you all at The Revival

I’ll have one or maybe even two for you there Jen, and I won’t be alone in doing so. xx

I had to include a few shots 😉 ..

Rick’s best side 😉
Orange Army..
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