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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

Founds & Walmsley Victorious In The Battle At Brands


Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs J.T.W. Motorsport Photography

Four-time champions Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley (LCR Honda) took a fine brace of wins in the opening round of this year’s British F2 Sidecar Championship at Brands Hatch – but were made to work particularly hard in race two as they had an enthralling tussle with reigning title holders Lee Crawford / Scott Hardie (LCR Suzuki). Meanwhile, Rob Atkinson / Mark Middleton (Bellas Yamaha) made a perfect start to their F2 Cup campaign, taking both class wins in dominant fashion.

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Timetable for World Sidecar Championship Round at ASSEN

Thanks of course to Mark Dennis and Lars..

Click through for the full timetable, but sidecars are out for –

Free Practice Friday 1225-1255 (1125 UK)
Qualifying 1 Friday 1700-1720 (1600 UK)
Qualifying 2 Friday 1750-1810 (1650 UK)

RACE 1 Saturday 1700 18 laps (1600 UK)
RACE 2 Sunday 1615 18 laps (1515 UK)


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Cathedral of Speed gets ready for round two April 23-24

The first of two appearances with the FIM Superbike World Championship takes place at the famous Assen circuit in The Netherlands over the weekend of April 23-24. Hot on the heels of the Le Mans opener, the battle for honours is already taking shape as we might have expected. This was always going to be a stellar season.

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