Brits Crews perform. World Sidecarcross Championships Round 12 – Report
The twelfth round of the World Sidecar Cross Championships was held last weekend at Roggenburg in Switzerland and after the two moto’sBax / Musset took the overall win and are now thirty points ahead of second placed Giraud / Mucenieks.
Four British crews were in attendance and in Saturday’s qualifying races Wilkinson / Chamberlain went through in group A and Kinge / Humphrey qualified from group B. Foden / Grahame missed out both in their race and also in the last chance. Brown / Millard didn’t complete one lap in their race having to stop because a stone had punctured their radiator. Later in the day they qualified in the last chance but would have to start Sunday’s races from the second row.
The first race on Sunday saw Giraud lead for the whole race with Bax second after the first lap. Wilkinson came home in sixth, Brown was eighth and Kinge eighteenth. The race was stopped after just over twenty minutes because of a serious injury to a French rider.
In the second leg Willemsen led until four laps from the end when he was passed by Bax. Giraud was up to second by lap three but had to pull out on lap thirteen with a leaking oil hose. Wilkinson was sixth, Brown seventh and Kinge eighteenth.
With just two rounds to go Bax now leads Giraud by thirty points with Willemsen a further twenty three points behind in third. Brown has now dropped to fifth with Wilkinson ninth and Kinge twenty seventh.