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Sidecar’s Hit the Heights. British Sidecarcross Championships Finale – Race Report & Results
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Sidecar’s Hit the Heights. British Sidecarcross Championships Finale – Race Report & Results

by adminOctober 12, 2017

The final round of the 2017 Maxxis British Sidecarcross championships took place last weekend at Canada Heights,

Stuart Brown and Joe Millard the 2017 champs

near Swanley, hosted by the Sidcup & District MCC. The track preparation and presentation was excellent, the weather was warm and dry and a decent crowd turned out to watch the action.

Report by Chris Helm – Images Courtesy of Chris Helm and John William Cook

A somewhat depleted number of sidecar crews started proceedings off with their practice session during which the fastest time was posted by Brett Wilkinson / Dan Chamberlain just under one tenth of a second quicker than second placed Stuart Brown / Joe Millard. In third and fourth places were the two crews leading the Experts championships namely Gary Moulds / Steve Kirwin and Michael Hodges / Charlie Ide.

At the start of this meeting Brown led the championship by 32 points from Wilkinson and Moulds headed Kinge / Humphrey by four points in the battle for third place.

When the gate dropped for the start of the first race Moulds led the charge up the slope with Kinge in second place and Brown third. Moulds held the lead into the second lap but was then passed by Wilkinson and Brown. Brown chased Wilkinson for the rest of the race but was not going to take any risks in trying to pass him so they finished in that order. Moulds held third until the last lap when his engine faltered and he dropped to sixth place gifting Kinge third place.

Brown’s lead was now 29 points and in the battle for third Kinge was now one point ahead of Moulds. In the Experts class Moulds now led Hodges by ten points.

In the second moto Wilkinson got the holeshot from Moulds with Kinge alongside. Brown was a couple a places further back. At the end of the first lap Wilkinson was leading from Brown, Moulds and Kinge with Hodges in seventh place. The leading four stayed in that order until the flag meaning that Brown had won the championship and Wilkinson was guaranteed second place again. This was Brown’s fifteenth championship win and Joe’s first. Hodges pulled out after two laps which meant that Moulds was the winner of the Experts class.

The final race of the championship saw only 17 machines come to the line and two dropped out before lap two. Wilkinson got the holeshot from Kinge with Moulds right behind. If Kinge could stay in this position in front of Moulds he could jump above the Irishman in the final table. Unfortunately for him during lap one Brown moved up to second place and Moulds to third. These four held these positions for the duration so Wilkinson took the overall win from Brown with Kinge third. In the final table Moulds held on to his third place.

So another season comes to a close and all those who are currently injured have the winter to recover and all teams start to make plans for 2018.Will Brown make it title number 16? – we will have to wait and see.

Results

Championship 

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 2 Brett Wilkinson / Daniel Chamberlain 75 25 25 25
2 1 Stuart Brown / Joe Milard 66 22 22 22
3 9 George Kinge / Ryan Humphrey 56 20 18 18
4 12 Gary Moulds / Steven Kirwin 55 15 20 20
5 6 Tony Grahame / Harley Lloyd 50 18 16 16
6 7 Paul Pelling / Chris Pannell 38 13 10 15
7 52 Jake Brown / Matthew Connor 38 10 14 14
8 13 Michael Hodges / Charlie Ide 31 16 4 11
9 74 Arthur Walton / Steve Baughan 30 12 9 9
10 4 Neil Campbell / Craig Parmenter 29 14 15 –
11 20 Danny Gray / Lewis Gray 28 5 11 12
12 8 David Keane / Dan Phelps 26 – 13 13
13 30 James Georges / Jason Green 25 9 8 8
14 23 Shane Horton / Paul Horton 22 – 12 10
15 24 Tilo Maguire / Ben White 20 7 7 6
16 16 Emma Moulds / Niki Adair 18 11 – 7
17 37 Robert Barnes / Rosie Jackson 15 6 5 4
18 35 Ben Parr / Tony Bonner 10 8 2 –
19 14 Rob Oldfield / Faye Barnes 6 – 6 –
20 44 James Whitt / Jamie Greensill 5 – – 5
21 18 Mike Keuben / Zac Snell 4 4 – –
22 27 Mark Banks / Dug Woods 3 – 3 –

Experts

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 12 Gary Moulds / Steven Kirwin 72 22 25 25
2 52 Jake Brown / Matthew Connor 60 16 22 22
3 74 Arthur Walton / Steve Baughan 51 20 16 15
4 20 Danny Gray / Lewis Gray 49 11 18 20
5 30 James Georges / Jason Green 44 15 15 14
6 13 Michael Hodges / Charlie Ide 43 25 – 18
7 24 Tilo Maguire / Ben White 39 13 14 12
8 23 Shane Horton / Paul Horton 36 – 20 16
9 16 Emma Moulds / Niki Adair 31 18 – 13
10 37 Robert Barnes / Rosie Jackson 24 12 12 –
11 35 Ben Parr / Tony Bonner 14 14 – –
12 14 Rob Oldfield / Faye Barnes 13 – 13 –