Category: Road Racing

Costello Racing

COSTELLO AND COOKE TEAM UP FOR SIDECAR SUCCESS

NEW ALL FEMALE SIDECAR TEAM FOR 2021


Maria Costello MBE and Vicky Cooke are teaming up to compete as an all-female sidecar team for the 2021 racing season and beyond.
Northamptonshire racer Maria has taken on sidecar racing in recent years to add to her already successful career on two wheels, and is delighted to be partnered with Vicky, an accomplished passenger who comes from a family steeped in racing history.

Vicky and Maria ready to take to three wheels for the 2021 race season.
Image courtesy Myles Bradbury.
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Molson British Sidecars

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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Some Cancellations and Spring Cup moved back

The events calendar on here has been updated with what we have confirmed so far

Tonfanau Easter and May Cancelled,

http://www.steveenglish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=60946

BHR Test at Mallory and first 2 day meeting cancelled

http://www.steveenglish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=60945

Croft 27/28 March Cancelled

http://www.steveenglish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=60943

Olivers Mount Spring Cup moved back 2 weeks (so far)

http://www.steveenglish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=60944

Passenger needed for ACU/FSRA British F2, Oliver’s Mount, and S100 (if it goes ahead of course)

John Lowther is looking for an experienced passenger to compete with him at this years A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Championship events, the four Oliver’s Mount meetings, and – should it go ahead – the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man. (All obviously depending on the situation regarding the current pandemic – as things stand at the present time, the first British F2 event is scheduled for the weekend of 16-18 April at Brands Hatch).

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Isle of Man TT

TT 2021 Cancelled

See the full FAQ and original article on iomttraces.com here

As a consequence of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Isle of Man Government has taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Isle of Man TT Races. We recognise that the cancellation may greatly impact our visitors and everyone associated with the TT, and have put together the following list of Frequently Asked Questions for those of you who may be affected. We appreciate your patience and will be updating the following information regularly as and when the position becomes clearer and will help you wherever we can do.

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Stan Dibben

Stan Dibben

From Mark Dibben.

A quick note to let you all know that Stan Dibben, my Father, passed away this evening peacefully with family by his side.

I will write more in the coming days with Dad’s wishes re celebrating his life.

All best in the meantime, and thanks indeed for all the love you have shown him over many, many years,

Mark

click continue reading for Stan on Sidecar Radio with Slow Phil and the short film “No Ordinary Passenger”

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Team A.R.C. Retain The Ian Bell Memorial Trophy In An Immaculate Showing At Scarborough

Harrison & Winkle Get The Holeshot From Crawford & Hardie

Words – Tim Langham / Photographs – Dirk Wharton

Exactly a year had passed since the last “real road race” for sidecars in the U.K., and it was the Oliver’s Mount International Gold Cup meeting, hosted by 243 Racing which had the honour of being the only such meeting to run in 2020.

A full grid of sidecars had entered, and some excitement prior to the event had been generated with the news that multi world champions and TT winners Ben and Tom Birchall had entered, and were to make their racing debut around the 2.43 mile North Yorkshire parkland circuit aboard their LCR Honda. However, they were to face stiff competition from regulars Lee Crawford / Scott Hardie (LCR Suzuki); Conrad Harrison / Andy Winkle (Bellas Honda) and Steve and Matty Ramsden (LCR Honda).

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