British Sidecars 2023 Season just four weeks away
The winter rest period is over, and what a long, cold winter it has been.
The new-look British Sidecar Championship under the stewardship of former Grand Prix passenger Andy Peach, is shaping up to be a cracking series.
Kicking off at Oulton Park over the weekend of 29 April-1 May, the sidecars are a very popular class with the spectators, having grown massively in stature in recent years courtesy of Roger Body’s RKB-F1 organisational input.
Already guaranteed Eurosport TV coverage courtesy of the agreement to run five rounds with the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, and two more rounds outside of that framework, the championship has attracted a good number of entries, with a handful still to be confirmed.
Now open to F2 sidecars racing head-to-head, with a cup award for their efforts, the grid sizes promise to be back to full strength.
Early season entries are always a problem for F2 teams aiming for the Isle of Man TT in June, but you can certainly expect new names to appear as the season unfolds.
The current entry list includes champions past and present, in fact pretty much the cream of British sidecar racing with most of them committing to all rounds which they can attend.
Reigning World Champions Todd Ellis and Emmanuelle Clement are back to defend their British title, former champions Steve Kershaw and Ryan Charlwood are set to fight again for it, as indeed is Tim Reeves with Mark Wilkes alongside.
Now resident in The Netherlands, Tim has been plying his trade in Germany recently, but it will be good to see the eight times World Champion back on home soil in this seven-round series. You can be sure his competitive instinct burns as strongly as ever.
A full preview of the opener will be published in due course, but in the meantime, sit back and wait with anticipation as the three-wheeled brigade prepares to burst into action.