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Road racing returns to the calendar and Maria produces a new personal best lap time.

Maria Costello MBE made a superb return to road racing as she matched her best finish and put in a new personal best lap time at the 2022 Northwest 200 despite a difficult start. 

Maria was delighted to be returning to her beloved sport at the North West 200 event onboard the Mark Coverdale Paton Supertwin race bike after almost three years of absence due to the pandemic.

Her initial hopes felt dashed when the race bike was delayed and she received it less than week before leaving for Northern Ireland. 

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One week to go…

This time next week the 2022 Isle of Man TT Races will officially be underway and history will be made as the TT is broadcast live for the first time in the event’s 115 year history. 

With the TT+ Live Pass you’ll be able to watch every qualifying session and race live and on-demand for a one-off payment of £14.99. Get yours now, and be ready to watch the moment we’ve all been waiting for the return of the TT. Wherever you are you’ll be able to watch competitors and newcomers get their first taste of the Mountain Course in all its closed-road glory.


Get the low down on the new changes to the technical regulations coming into place this year as Steve Plater chats to Dave Molyneux and Daryl Gibson about how the new rules will help to futureproof the 3 wheel racing grid. Plus, Steve is joined by the ones to watch, Ryan and Callum Crowe as well the duo dominating the sidecar scene, Ben and Tom Birchall. This FREE TO WATCH, just register on there..


From Wirral 100 here

With the aftermath of the Coronavirus Lockdown and the ongoing Cost of Living Crisis resulting in many W100 riders obviously withdrawing from or cutting down on their racing activities, our March meeting at Anglesey – without any guest classes – saw our lowest-ever entry of just 65 riders (56 solos & 9 sidecars), and a 40% reduction (approximately £10,000) in our expected entry fees, with no corresponding decrease in our fixed costs.

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Crawford & Hardie Make It A Donington Double


Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs – Ste McNorton

Two victories for reigning champions, Lee Crawford / Scott Hardie (LCR Suzuki) closed the gap at the top of the standings to a mere four points behind early season pace-setters Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley (LCR Honda). Founds – who had Jake Lowther deputising for Walmsley – had to settle for a brace of runners-up placings in what were two excellent encounters. Meanwhile, Rob Atkinson / Mark Middleton continued their 100% record in the F2 Cup, scoring maximum points with two victories in class.

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A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Teams To Battle For Bill Boddice Trophy


Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs – Paul Hunt

Following an eventful season opener at Brands Hatch, the series resumes at Donington Park on the 14th and 15th May, once again with host club N.G.R.R.C..

The weekend will not only see teams fiercely battling for championship points, but the winners of race two will be awarded the “Bill Boddice Trophy”, which reigning champions Lee Crawford / Scott Hardie (LCR Suzuki) will be hoping to defend having taken two dominant wins at this meeting last season. However, they did not have things all their own way at Brands, where Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley (LCR Honda) took a brace of wins to top the standings by fourteen points.

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Shelley Smithies needs our help.

From Steve Kershaw.

Hi Folks, Ryan Charlwood has started a gofundme page for our good friend and much loved sidecar passenger Shelley.

Shell suffered very serious injuries in a testing accident at VDV in France and is still currently in hospital in France.

The funds are to help Shelley with the cost of returning to Britain as recovery is going to be a very long process.

Come on Shelley 💪💪🤞🤞you can do it! Love from all team Kershaw #29 xxx

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