2020 F.S.R.A. / Lane Building Services Pre-Injection Championship: Update From Dave Tibbles

Do you have a sidecar running with carburettors and want to race with like-minded enthusiasts? If so, the F.S.R.A. Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship may be the place for you.

The championship is held over eight rounds at six different circuits, which this year includes a round at the prestigious “International Sidecar Revival” meeting at Cadwell Park in August.

The rules are very simple – three wheels with period engines and chassis. The championship is divided into two classes: F2 for 350cc two strokes and 600cc four strokes, and F1 for all other engines up to 1300cc.

So far this year eighteen teams nationwide have registered – if you are interested or would like more information, please contact:

David Tibbles:

Telephone – 07740098550

Email – dave.tibs@btopenworld.com

From Barry Nutley

The season opener at the picturesque Oulton Park circuit has traditionally offered just one race for the sidecar fraternity, mainly due to the constrained time allowed on track.

Church regulations dictate reduced noise on Sunday, so it has always been hard to fit two sidecar races into the busy schedule.

However, the sidecars continue to build their reputation with the BSB organisers and we have been able to negotiate two races, thereby giving the many track-side sidecar  enthusiasts two bites of the cherry.

The two races will take place on Saturday however, with practice and qualifying on Friday.

Given that Eurosport TV now give full attention to the entire weekend, it is therefore highly likely that both races will attract TV coverage.

This is a new departure, great news for the teams and the Championship, and is one more example of the close relationship between MSV and RKB-F1 Motorsport.

All teams are reminded that registration needs to be by the end of February, and there are still many crews yet to sign up for 2020.

They will need to contact Mike Dommett mikedommett@hotmail.com as a matter of urgency if they wish to be on the grid at Oulton Park.

Media Matters – Barry Nutley barry.nutley@btinternet.com 

Pembrey Circuit is set for a milestone year in 2020 as it celebrates its 30th Anniversary; and it will mark the occasion by underlining its commitment to the future with the build of a brand new garage complex.

Opening its doors in 1990, the British Automobile Racing Club’s Welsh venue has become a popular track for spectators and competitors alike amidst the UK racing landscape – continuing to go from strength-to-strength over the past three decades.

With several important track developments such as the implementation of a new circuit layout, revised rallycross configuration and improved spectator banking having taken place during the past three years, the addition of this latest infrastructure is likely to bolster Pembrey’s appeal even further.

Set to be situated down the pit lane next to the circuit’s control tower, the new complex will comprise 12 double garages with capacity for 24 cars and will benefit from a vast paddock space behind.

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Jonny and Rick

The 2020 season sees the departure of Ryan Charlwood as passenger from the Massingberd Mundy Savage Spanner Kawasaki team, and the arrival of Jonny Allum in the chair to form the “Team Ricky and Jonny” partnership.


Due to other commitments, Ryan has taken the decision to stand down from the Team. We wish Ryan the very best of luck in his future endeavours.

Jonny steps into the team as an experienced passenger and reigning #bemsee F1 Sidecar Champion, after a fantastic 2019 season alongside the talented Tommy Philp.


Catching up with Ricky, who is now raring to go for the 2020 season, he has said,
“It was a real shame to lose Ryan, we have been through so many great times together, including winning the 2015 and 2016 British Championships, which I could never have done on my own.
“I’m really excited to have Jonny onboard, we train together, work together and get on like a house on fire. Sometimes such a big change can reignite that fire inside, and already, that hunger and determination is greater than ever to get out there and reclaim that British Title”.

An excited Jonny said, “It’s an honour to be joining the Massingberd Mundy Kawasaki team, even more so, to be going racing with my best mate…Me and Rick have grown up dreaming of racing together, being it 2 wheels or 3.But unfortunately, we just went down separate paths and Ricky ended up with Ryan as a full time passenger… Nevertheless, here we are.
“It’s a great opportunity for us both, and believe me, we are both training hard and are more commited than ever to make a success of this”.

The newly formed duo are looking to kick off with a week of pre season testing in the south of France (Val de Vienne) in March

From Pat Hamblin

Calling all British F2 and FSRA Pre Injection sidecar teams I am pleased to announce that the FSRA have been invited to join the BHR club at their test day at Mallory Park on Friday 20th March
I must have a minimum of 10 teams to make this happen if you would like to take part please contact me as soon as possible so I can confirm arrangements and ensure this will happen for you
There will be practice sessions starting at 9am throughout the day for solo and sidecar classes, you will not be required to join BHR club but must be a member of the FSRA to take part.

From Robert

It is now possible to enter for this special event.

For the first time ever a classic sidecar race on this beautiful track, a ones in a lifetime experience.

Entry is possible on the Camathias Cup website, click the logo above.

Guest teams are welcome.

Steve in better form before the fall

Former British Champion and multiple International road race winner Steve Plater is facing a spell of recuperation after a nasty off-road crash on Monday left him with a fractured C1 vertebrae in his neck.   The crash happened in the Welsh mountains when the Lincolnshire ace fell from his enduro bike and was hit from behind, the front wheel of the following bike hitting him directly at the back of the head with his neck taking the full force of the impact. Fortunately, his Arai helmet did a superb job in protecting his head but when he was assessed at Aberystwyth Hospital later that day, the fracture was diagnosed.  

The assessment thankfully confirmed no further damage, with the C6 vertebrae that Steve damaged in a crash at the 2010 North West 200 completely unscathed but, after being released from hospital on Thursday, Steve travelled to Manchester for further checks and opinion.  

Steve would like to express his thanks to Arai Europe, Acerbis UK for their excellent protection and all of the staff at Aberystwyth Hospital.

By Barry Nutley

PLEASE NOTE – MIKE’S EMAIL ADDRESS HAS BEEN UPDATED.

RKB-F1 Motorsport in association with Santander Salt Ltd. has reached an agreement with the FIM (the International governing body of motorcycle sport) whereby they have arrived at an eight round series across seven different countries for the 2020 FIM World Sidecar Championship.

This is the result of extensive discussions between new series promoter Roger Body, the FIM, the circuit organisers, and a large degree of cooperation and advice from German former ace driver Ralf Bohnhorst.

“Bohni” as he is affectionately known, has been very involved organising the series in recent years, building a sound platform from which to move forward.

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