Tag: British F2

Historic Double Delight For Team A.R.C.

Words – Tim Langham / Photographs – Dirk Wharton; Jenny Wells; Richard Hindmarch.

Croft – Dirk Wharton

2021 saw a step towards a return to normality following a truncated 2020 season, which had been one of cancellations and restrictions in the world of motor racing. Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie had a dominant year campaigning their LCR Suzuki F2, which ran faultlessly throughout, and also made their F600 debut on a recently acquired LCR Kawasaki with hugely encouraging results.

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A Record Breaking Return To Scotland For The British F2 Sidecar Championship

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Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer / Photos – Bryan Gough)

There was a memorable return for the first British F2 Sidecar Championship races to be held in Scotland for almost two decades. Knockhill served up some first-class racing, with new lap records achieved in both the Super F2 and Cup classes as the final placings were decided at the end of a fascinating season – which whilst disrupted by the “Covid-19” pandemic – was a credible six round series, featuring thirteen points scoring races.

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SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND ON BOTH TWO & THREE WHEELS AT BATTLE OF BRITAIN

Maria Costello MBE enjoyed a weekend of racing both her sidecar and the Mark Coverdale Paton at the North East Motorcycle Racing Club’s Battle of Britain meeting that featured a round of the FSRA F2 British Championship at Croft.
Racing at the North Yorkshire track for the first time, Maria took the Mark Coverdale Paton as well as her sidecar to Dalton-on-Tees to help with learning the track she had never seen before.

Maria & Vicky qualifying for the FSRA race in the wet.
Image Credit: Brian Blackett
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An Elated Team A.R.C Land The 2021 British F2 Sidecar Championship In Style

Words – Tim Langham / Photographs – Dirk Wharton & Ste McNorton

Croft (Dirk Wharton)

Team A.R.C.’s Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie scooped the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship with a performance masterclass last weekend at Croft. They took pole position, a dominant double win and shattered their own lap record to land the prestigious title at the penultimate round of the series.

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British F2 Championship Success For Crawford & Hardie, Whilst Payne & Wilkes Lift The F2 Cup

Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs – Dirk Wharton

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Another faultless display saw Lee Crawford / Scott Hardie (LCR Suzuki) take pole position, a double race win and a lap record, on a weekend which finally landed them the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Championship – a prize the team has been chasing for seven seasons. While Harry Payne / Mark Wilkes (GP Yamaha) had a slightly more problematic weekend, second place in the opening race and other results going in their favour saw them accrue enough points to secure the F2 Cup in their debut year in the series.

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Records Shattered In The A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship At Cadwell Revival

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Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs – Dave Goy

The Cadwell Park International Sidecar Revival meeting lived up to all expectations with close and exciting racing throughout the weekend – particularly in the trio of A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship races. Lap records tumbled in both the Super and F2 Cup categories; with two wins going to reigning champions Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley (LCR Honda), and the other – a superb first outright victory for Harry Payne / Mark Wilkes (GP Yamaha) – who eased to a hat-trick of wins in the F2 Cup.

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A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship Approaching The Half Way Point

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Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs – Dirk Wharton

The A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship returns to Cadwell Park’s Sidecar Revival for the second time following their inaugural invitation back in 2019. At that meeting, Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley proved invincible, taking pole position and a hat-trick of wins, breaking the lap record on each occasion, on their way to an unprecidented fourth consecutive British Championship.

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A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship To Resume At Mallory Park

Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs – Dirk Wharton

While 2021 has seen the restoration of some semblance of normality following the events of last year, “Covid” still continues to cast its unwelcome presence, causing uncertainty and disruption in all elements of life. This event at Mallory Park was initially set to be the fifth round of the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship, but as things stand, this is now just the third meeting of this year’s series, with a postponement of the Knockhill round until September, and the cancellation of Anglesey last month.

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Record Breaking Weekend At Donington Park

The 2021 A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship (Incorporating The F2 Cup)

Round Two – Donington Park – N.G.R.R.C.Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th May

Words – Tim Langham / Photographs – Dirk Wharton

There were spectacular double wins in both the Super F2 and F2 Cup classes at the second round of the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship. Lee Crawford / Scott Hardie (LCR Suzuki) continued their dominant form, taking pole, two wins and the Super F2 lap record, and were presented with the prestigious “Bill Boddice Trophy” for their performance in race one. Meanwhile, Harry Payne / Emmanunnelle Clement (GPF2 Yamaha) were runaway winners in the F2 Cup, taking the class lap record – which had stood for exactly a decade!

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