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Hughes and Bennett the two timers! 500cc Sidecar National Grasstrack Grading List!
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Hughes and Bennett the two timers! 500cc Sidecar National Grasstrack Grading List!

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For the second year in a row, Shaun Hughes and Louis Bennett top the 500cc Sidecar National Grasstrack Gradings List. They have been in great form in the UK, winning 4 meetings and coming second 4 times in various meetings up and down the country. They also finished an impressive 4th in the British Championships, and therefore will be in the European Championships Semi-Final in 2020.

Report and Grading list by Gareth Bemister – Feature Image courtesy of Sandy Bemister

With several of the top teams competing regularly abroad, the National Gradings List reflects the domestic racing of the 500cc sidecars. James Hartley and Shay Minihane have had some hugely impressive results in their first season of sidecar racing. They duly finish second, with Phill Rowlands and Tom Rowlands, another regular UK racer, claiming 3rd.

Josh Goodwin/Liam Brown and Mitchel Godden /Paul Smith are firmly established as top European crews and do most of their racing abroad. Despite this, they claimed 6th and 7th respectively.

19 crews registered results on the NGL in 2019- 4 more than last season.