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Statement – Proposed F.S.R.A. Clubmans Championship


From Dave Tibbles:

The proposal of a new “Clubmans Championship” was discussed at considerable length at the F.S.R.A. committee meeting (01/11/22) prior to the A.G.M. (19/11/22), and several issues were raised. The main objections by the committee members were the uncertainty of how many teams would decide to sign up for this new championship – which could lead to a possible fast track of licence upgrades to National status with only a small grid. Example:- if only two or three entered the new series, the winner automatically gets a licence upgrade signature (plus others within the 92.5% finishing time in class), leading to teams gaining an upgrade too easily, potentially allowing competitors to enter road race events with less experience than desired.

This new Clubmans championship would have possibly drawn teams away from the hosting clubs own sidecar championships – dishonourable behaviour to the few remaining sidecar promoting clubs. For these reasons, the F.S.R.A. committee by a majority vote decided to remove their support for the proposal.

However, any novice or upgrading teams having injected engines thus not being eligible for the Pre-Injection championship are most welcome to come along and enter at the same meetings, as the guest teams did in 2022, where support help and advice will be shared. Teams will need to enter the club sidecar race and there will be no need to become a F.S.R.A. member. Licence upgrading would be as per the hosting clubs race results. Any F2 team doing well either with 600cc Pre-Injection or Injected motors with a Clubmans Licence will now be able to be considered for entries in the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Cup Championship.

Whether a novice or looking to upgrade licences you are welcome to compete along with the Pre-Injection Championship next year. If interested, please contact Dave Tibbles 07740098550 or Email,

The F.S.R.A. committee did state that if there was a proven interest in novice teams coming together in 2023 then at next year’s A.G.M. (Saturday 18th November 2023) this proposal of a Clubmans championship could be revisited, with the backing of the F.S.R.A.

ACU 2023 Licences

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If you’ve been looking to renew or apply for your ACU Licence in readiness for 2023, you’ll have seen that the ACU licence application system isn’t currently available. This is because the ACU are moving to a new membership system and club management platform. This is a huge job and the changeover process has begun so all updates and ACU content will be off line until the 27th November. If everything goes to plan, the new system will be live on 28th November 2022.

World Championship

Estoril hosts gripping title decider 28 October – 1 November

For the second year in a row, the final round of the 2022 FIM Sidecar World Championship travels to Estoril, Portugal for the closing two races of the season. The event also marks the swansong of Roger Body’s RKB-F1 organisation as promoter of the series. Roger is standing down after a lifetime involved in sidecar racing both as a competitor and as figurehead.
On behalf of the entire international sidecar racing community, we thank Roger for his efforts and commitment over many years, and more recently persevering through a difficult time as promoter of two championships.

Image by David Johnston (although the watermark makes that obvious)
Todd and the hiding Emmanuelle
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The 2022 F.S.R.A. / Wintec Racing Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship

Round Seven – Anglesey – Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October

Words – Marianne Walford & Abbey Brooks / Photographs – Sid Diggins

The weather was looking a lot more promising for the teams than the previous visit to Anglesey back in June. This report is in two sections – regular Pre-Injection reporter Abbey Brooks was unable to attend on Saturday due to University commitments, so Marianne Walford kindly offered to report on Saturday’s action, with Abbey joining the teams on Sunday to resume her usual role.

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Cancelled – East Fortune 8/9th October due to lack of solo entries, last minute cancellations, resulting in Nemcrc facing a major financial loss and a poor spectator experience. Thanks to those who did enter and supported the club. Championship results will be as per current standings no cheques have been cashed and these will be destroyed. The club committee has not taken this decision lightly and deemed necessary to protect the financial future of the club.

F.S.R.A. / Wintec Racing Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship – Anglesey – 8th & 9th October

Words – Abbey Brooks / Photograph – Sid Diggins

This coming weekend sees the Pre-Injection teams head to Anglesey for the final round of the series – this meeting being run on the longer “International” configuration of the circuit, following a weather disrupted visit earlier in the year on the shorter “Coastal” layout.

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The 2022 F.S.R.A. / Wintec Racing Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship

Round 6 – East Fortune – Melville M.C.C. – Sunday 18th September

Words – Abbey Brooks / Photographs – Sid Diggins

The teams headed to Scotland to join Melville Racing Club for the penultimate round of the series. Saturday looked set to be a good day of racing with conditions being dry and reasonably warm for a late September morning. However, this was until the riders were called for a briefing to be told due to a shortage of medical staff that the only option was to run the opening day solely as testing / untimed practice. With this being frustrating to most teams, on the “flip side” it was helpful to others as first time visitors were able to get to grips with the track, and experiment with machine settings.

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F.S.R.A. / Wintec Pre-injection Sidecar Championship – East Fortune – Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September

Words – Abbey Brooks / Photograph – Sid Diggins

This coming weekend sees the Pre-injection teams heading to East Fortune for the sixth round of the series. Following some close – and incident packed – racing at croft we look forward to seeing some more action this weekend. The points are close in both tiers of the championship, particularly in the F1 class. Unfortunately, with Gary Fairhurst / Billy Andrews (Windle Kawasaki) not able to compete owing to Gary recovering from injuries sustained at croft we could see a change in the tables, with Dave Tibbles / Raitch Greenwood (FJ Yamaha) looking to capitalise. The F2 championship is not yet sealed either, with Andrew Bingham / Dalton taking topping the standings after Croft, but the pairing of Liam Saunders / Ben Stell will certainly be looking to make amends.

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