Laidlow brothers head across to Snetterton as top of the class

by | Jun 30, 2024 | British Sidecar Championship

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We are now at the halfway stage of this sidecar season as the series arrives at Snetterton over the weekend of 5-7 July. The first three rounds have been nothing short of sensational for Sam and Jack Laidlow from Dufton in Cumbria. From being virtual newcomers a couple of years ago, they lead the outright championship having taken three race victories.

Double victory last time out at Knockhill in atrocious conditions means they lead Lewis Blackstock and Paddy Rosney by a slender twelve and a half points, whilst are unbeaten in the Cup class, enjoying a fifty-plus point lead.

GP class leaders Blackstock and Rosney have got work to do if they wish to oust the youngsters at the ultra-fast Norfolk circuit. Their focus will be exactly that going into part two of the year.

Expect also to see the battle lines drawn up between Blackstock, Steve Kershaw and Ryan Charlwood and Christie brothers Sam and Tom, fresh from a successful World Championship round recently in the Czech Republic.

They entertained us royally at Donington Park in round two, and the Snetterton track will doubtless provide the same level of competition.

George Holden/Oscar Lawrence sit third overall/second in class, but just need a touch more speed to stay with the leaders. They are extremely consistent however, and despite playing the long game, will be keen to find that speed at Snetterton. Holden senior John, Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes and double IOM TT winners Ryan and Callum Crowe are also early entrants, so these class names will add colour and excitement to proceedings, if they make the journey. Rob Biggs and Ferry Segers are always in the hunt with the Express Tyre Services/Santander Salt Yamaha and head a bevy of long outfits all looking for points.

In the Cup class, watch out for Paul and Tom Kirby on their ARS Yamaha, and Craig Clarke/Pete Ensor with their Honda. They complete the top three behind the Laidlows.

Both races will be broadcast live on Eurosport, either in the TV transmission window of on the Eurosport App. Our Youtube Channel will also carry the races for your enjoyment an analysis.

Meanwhile, all results and championship standings are here, along with other news as it unfolds on

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