Oliver’s mount speed controlled trial laps.

From Dan Clark via 243 Racing

Oliver’s Mount speed-controlled sidecar trial laps for those wanting to try out this fabulous real road circuit before entering for a full weekend of racing there.

Expressions of interest are being invited from ACU Clubman/National sidecar licence holders to take part on Saturday 13th April in 4 laps at controlled speed behind regular Oliver’s Mount sidecar teams.

The track is 2.43 miles in length and the controlled laps will only be two short of a full race distance. Speed controlled doesn’t mean a dawdle but will be at a safe speed to let wannabe Oliver’s Mount competitors get a taste of what a great circuit this is at a very reasonable cost.

The cost will be £50 per team (that is 4 adults, with any under 16s having free entry) and includes free entry to Oliver’s Mount for the full weekend and free camping/motorhome/caravan passes.
It also includes free pedestrian entry to the sidecar paddock so you can talk to all the sidecar race competitors if you want to.

Entrants will be parked in the top field of the circuit where there are all the usual facilities, trade/food stands and a large marquee with a bar and entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Note: Because of circumstances beyond the organiser’s control your transporter must be under 3.5 metres high to get in if arriving on Friday, or weigh no more than 3.5 ton if arriving on Saturday.

It is hoped that teams will all be gathered in the same area and, if you wish, you can put your outfits on show for the spectators to have a look and ask questions about your machines and sidecar racing in general, you never know where your next sponsor may come from.

If you want to enter and have a great weekend at Oliver’s Mount please email the organisers at 243rra@gmail.com

More visitor and circuit information is available here: https://oliversmount.com/visitor-info/

The FIM and Motor Presse Stuttgart extend their partnership for 2024

FROM SVETLANA AT THE FIM

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After a favourable first season of promoting the FIM Sidecar World Championship, Motor Presse Stuttgart and the FIM will continue their partnership for 2024.


The integration of the FIM Sidecar World Championship into the schedule of the German IDM Championship as well as the live streaming service and promotion of the series, saw twenty-eight teams contest the 2023 campaign which proved to be a real success.  


The 2024 calendar will feature six races in five countries. The season-opening round at Le Mans will be organised by the FIM and the other five events by Motor Presse Stuttgart.

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2024 British Sidecar Championship News

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The 2024 season is now here and will once again see the bulk of this thrilling series on the BSB stage. It kicks off at however, at Pembrey in South Wales with six rounds currently scheduled before the traditional closer at Brands Hatch.

Expect to see the usual eclectic mix of long and short outfits, with the GP premier class attracting world-class names once again.

The Cup class was fiercely contested last season, so there will be no shortage of battles for honours all the way down the field.

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The 2024 Events calendar has been updated

We now have most of 2024 dates on. I have the French Championships to add and that will be about it.

We have World Championhip (as far as is confirmed), British, British FII, FSRA Pre Injection, BMCRC, CRMC, BHR, Isle of Man TT, S100 and Olivers Mount, Andreas, International Sidecar Trophy, Northern Sidecar Cup, IDM, Camathias Cup, Aintree, Darley, EMRA, Wirral 100, Scottish Championship with Marin Cup.
What have I missed? Maybe Tonfanau, will need to check.

Don’t forget that each event can be clicked on for information about the organisers and venue with links to each where possible, and you can select a list view, day view or my favourite the monthly overview.

HERE IS THE LIST VIEW

If you DO spot any errors please don’t hesitate to get in touch and they will be corrected. There are 130 events listed so far, errors are likely to creep in and things will change as the season progresses.

AND THE MONTH VIEW (APRIL AS AN EXAMPLE) HERE

2024 FIM Sidecar World Championship update from Svetlana

Dear Sidecar Family, Dear All,

We would like to update you regarding pre-season situation due to withdrawal of the Promoter “Motor Presse Stuttgart” and to confirm you, that 2024 FIM Sidecar World Championship will be organised by the FIM.

During January, the FIM was waiting a decision from “Motor Presse Stuttgart” regarding the IDM races before to continue a discussion for potential co-organisation of the 3 races of the 2024 FIM Sidecar World Championship season. This discussion is still ongoing and you will be informed immediately after any more information available.

In the meantime, we are working on the following Provisional Calendar:

Round 1. 18-20 April (Le Mans, France) – confirmed, organised by the FIM.

Round 2.  04-05 May (Sachsenring, Germany) – with IDM, to be confirmed, waiting of decision from “Motor Presse Stuttgart”.

Round 3. 22-23 June (Most, Czech Republic) – with IDM, to be confirmed, waiting of decision from “Motor Presse Stuttgart”.

Round 4. 10-11 August (Assen, the Netherlands) – with IDM, to be confirmed, waiting of decision from “Motor Presse Stuttgart”.

Round 5. 4-6 October (Oschersleben, Germany) – confirmed, organised by the FIM.

Round 6. 8-10 November (Estoril, Portugal) – confirmed, organised by the FIM.

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Goodwood to host first-ever competitive sidecar Shoot-Out at the 81st Members’ Meeting

• First-ever sidecar Shoot-Out announced for the 81st Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport.

• The 81st Members’ Meeting will take place Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April 2024.

• Tickets are on sale at goodwood.com and can be purchased by Members and Fellows of the Goodwood Road Racing Club.

Goodwood is excited to announce that the 81st Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport will host a competitive on-track battle with an impressive collection of sidecars going head-to-head in a Shoot-Out. Taking to the Goodwood Motor Circuit for the very first time, up to eight modern racing sidecars will assemble for an exhilarating on-track contest. Keeping spectators on the edge of their seats, the competition will showcase a combination of high speeds, tight turns, and the necessity for precise teamwork between driver and passenger, with the Shoot-Out also marking the first-time contemporary vehicles have competitively taken to the Motor Circuit for a public event since 1966.

Spectators can expect to see a variety of sessions taking place across the weekend, from qualifying and head-to-head battles, to the top four drivers taking on the first-ever sidecar Shoot-Out.

Goodwood is delighted to be working alongside eight-time Superside FIM World Sidecar Champion Tim Reeves on bringing together an impressive collection of sidecars from across the racing disciplines. A prominent figure in British sidecar racing, Reeves is renowned for co-piloting alongside Patrick Farrance, Ashley Hawes and younger brother Tristan Reeves. The sidecar showdown will welcome some of the most iconic drivers and passengers including 14-time TT winner and three-time FIM World Champion Ben Birchall and two-time FIM World Champions Emmanuel Clement and Todd Ellis.

Tim Reeves, eight-time Superside FIM World Sidecar Champion, said: “It’s been a pleasure to work alongside the Goodwood Content Team on bringing such a spectacular collection of sidecars. With incredible speed, high adrenaline and nail-biting cornering, Sunday’s Sidecar Shoot-Out will definitely bring something new to the Goodwood Members’ Meeting.”

The competition will take place across the weekend – with the Shoot-Out taking place on Sunday – and joins the previously announced Canadian-American Cup demonstration and full race schedule for the 81st Members’ Meeting.

Tim’s funeral arrangements

A 𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐮𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐬 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬.

𝐘𝐎𝐑𝐊 𝐒𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐒 𝐂𝐋𝐔𝐁 𝐂𝐋𝐈𝐅𝐓𝐎𝐍 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐊, 𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐏𝐓𝐎𝐍 𝐑𝐎𝐀𝐃, 𝐘𝐎𝐑𝐊, 𝐘𝐎𝟑𝐎 𝟓𝐑𝐄. 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞.

𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝑻𝒊𝒎 𝑳𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒉𝒂𝒎.

Tim Langham. Tims funeral will take place at York Minster (YO1 7HH) at 2pm on Tue 23rd January. Family flowers only please, a plate for donations to the friends of York Minster, a charity that Tim supported. Please arrive in good time and tell the Minster door staff that you are there for the funeral, this is to avoid being asked for the normal admission charge.

Please wear whatever you like including race teamwear. The Minster is a 5 minute walk from the railway station, and the nearest car parks are MONK BAR CAR PARK (YO31 7QR) BOOTHAM ROW CAR PARK (YO3O 7BP) MARYGATE CAR PARK (YO30 7DT) UNION TERRACE CAR PARK(YO31 7ES)

York also has 6 park and ride sites around the city, with all buses going into the city centre. Hopefully there will be a gathering for Tims friends after the service, details of this to follow. Please do your very best to attend and say farewell to Tim our beloved son,

Thank you all

Howard and Christine Langham

Mallory Park


May 6th & October 13th

Words from Lynda Lockey


Get your teeth into this one! It’s back!!!! The much loved Dongo trophy returns to Mallory Park this year.

Jonny Luebke of Dirty Weekender Campervans has been in talks with Natalie at Mallory and EMRA, with a view to holding a meeting at the beginning of May.

It would be an excellent opportunity to gain TT signatures, although it will be open to everyone and will be an absolute winner to have sidecars back on this prestigious circuit!

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𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝑻𝒊𝒎 𝑳𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒉𝒂𝒎

From Lee Crawford.

Tim Langham. Tims funeral will take place at York Minster (YO1 7HH) at 2pm on Tue 23rd January. Family flowers only please, a plate for donations to the friends of York Minster, a charity that Tim supported. Please arrive in good time and tell the Minster door staff that you are there for the funeral, this is to avoid being asked for the normal admission charge.

Please wear whatever you like including race teamwear. The Minster is a 5 minute walk from the railway station, and the nearest car parks are MONK BAR CAR PARK (YO31 7QR) BOOTHAM ROW CAR PARK (YO3O 7BP) MARYGATE CAR PARK (YO30 7DT) UNION TERRACE CAR PARK(YO31 7ES)

York also has 6 park and ride sites around the city, with all buses going into the city centre. Hopefully there will be a gathering for Tims friends after the service, details of this to follow. Please do your very best to attend and say farewell to Tim our beloved son,

Thank you all

Howard and Christine Langham

Iv tried to tag everyone I can please pass around the infomation accordingly