Following the unfortunate late cancellation of the British round at Brands Hatch last
weekend, urgent negotiations between RKB-F1 Motorsport, the FIM and the Estoril promoter have resulted in one additional race being added to the schedule.
Photos from Mark “Big Wally” Walters
Following the great show provided in Donington Park, the FIM Sidecar World Championship crews were determined to repeat that display at Assen.
With only two points splitting the top two teams, it was all to play for as the season hit the half-way stage.
Hot but cloudy conditions greeted the free practice session for the fourteen crews making the trip. There might easily be no stopping Markus Schlosser/Marcel Fries (Gustoil Racing LCR) and they played their hands early coming out on top with a 1.43.552.
Steve Kershaw/Ryan Charlwood (Quattro Yamaha), inspired by victory in Donington were second quickest from defending Champion Tim Reeves/Kevin Rousseau (Bonovo Action Adolf RS Yamaha), ahead of Santander Salt’s Todd Ellis/Emmanuelle Clement.Continue reading
For the second time in a matter of weeks, The FIM Sidecar World Championship runs alongside the World SBK series.
The venue this time being the famous “Cathedral of Speed” Assen circuit in Holland where there is an almost fanatical support for the “Zijspan” class. The tradition of sidecar racing in The Netherlands goes back long way with Egbert Streuer and Bernard Schnieders winning three consecutive titles in the eighties.Continue reading
The difficulty of added rules and regulations surrounding travel did nothing to dent the appetite of the British crews at the Bugatti Circuit Le Mans for the opening round. Three teams had served seven days quarantine at the circuit ahead of the weekend, with Kevin Cable making the trip slightly later under modified rules. Sadly, UK absentees included John Holden and Rob Biggs.
Nonetheless, sixteen crews enjoyed beautifully sunny conditions on the build-up to a much-anticipated return to Grand Prix action. The numbers were bolstered by a strong showing of French teams.Continue reading
After what has seemed an eternity, the FIM Sidecar World Championship explodes into life at Le Mans alongside the FIM EWC World Endurance Championship.
With Covid-19 protocols strictly in place at the circuit, the presence of spectators is not allowed at this the first round, but with the vaccine programmes being rolled out across Europe, hopes are high for a resumption of normal business at the earliest opportunity. Support has been strong for Le Mans, with twenty crews from six nations on the entry list.
Provisional calendar changes announced
The published dates for the FIM Sidecar World Championship are still very much on target with the global pandemic situation appearing to be significantly improved.
One early planned date however, that being the 23-25 April TBA event, is now formally removed from the schedule.
Work is at an advanced stage between RKB-F1 Motorsport, the FIM and a major circuit organiser to replace this round later in the year.
News on those negotiations is expected imminently, so we anticipate the scheduled number of rounds will be unaffected.
The FIM is delighted to announce the launch of their brand-new website www.fim-moto.com that brings together the previous FIM-Live.com and FIM-Family.com websites in one easy to access platform. Benefitting from the latest advances in online technology, content will be refined according to each user’s profile. Use of clear colourisation will differentiate the experience for FIM Family members.Continue reading
Despite an extremely difficult and uncertain few months, an immense effort by the RKB-F1 team, the FIM and circuit organisers has resulted in the published schedule for the 2021 FIM Sidecar World Championship.Continue reading
RKB-F1 Motorsport in conjunction with the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme is delighted to announce an additional round to the published provisional calendar.Continue reading
From the FIM (thought I should include both releases, this and RKB)
After several attempts to reorganise the 2020 calendar and careful discussions regarding the difficulties caused by the Coronavirus disease (#COVID19) pandemic at the organisational level, the FIM, the promoter RKB-F1/Santander Salt Ltd, the national federations of Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Great Britain, Portugal and the local organisers have been forced to cancel the 2020 FIM Sidecar World Championship.Continue reading
Given the ongoing circumstances and restrictions associated with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the FIM and RKB-F1/Santander Salt Ltd organisational team have had to make the following changes to the 2020 calendar.
Cancellation of the rounds at Le Mans, France (29-30 August) and Lausitzring, Germany (17-18 October).
Rescheduling of the round at Brands Hatch, Great Britain on 16-18 October.
Revised dates are as follows:
DATE VENUE COUNTRY FMN
04-06 September Rijeka Croatia HMS
26-27 September Pannoniaring Hungary MAMS
02-04 October Oschersleben Germany DMSB
16-18 October Brands Hatch Great Britain ACU
23-25 October Estoril Portugal FMP
Pic © Mark Walters (pictured: Jussi Veravainen)
From an FIM Press Release 15/01/20, see the FIM site on the logo above.
The FIM has reached an agreement with Santander to collaborate on the promotion of the FIM Sidecar World Championship. The official contract will be signed soon.
Today FIM and Santander are pleased to announce the 2020 provisional calendar
April 18-19 Le Mans – France
May 16-17 Lausitzring – Germany
June 27-29 Pannoniaring – Hungary
TBA – TBC – Great Britain
August 29-30 Rijeka – Croatia
September 17-20 Assen – Netherlands
October 3-4- Oschersleben – Germany
October 24-25 Estoril – Portugal