FIM Sidecars: Full house of dates for 2022 FIM Sidecar World Championship

FIM Sidecars: Full house of dates for 2022 FIM Sidecar World Championship

FIM Sidecars: Full house of dates for 2022 FIM Sidecar World Championship

Race Action - Le Mans - Photo credit - Good-Shoot

After a difficult yet nonetheless very successful 2021 season which saw Markus Schlosser and Marcel Fries crowned champions, Roger Body and his RKB-F1 management team in conjunction with the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme are delighted to announce a full eight-round Championship for 2022.

With most European countries now well advanced in their Covid-19 vaccination programmes, there is a real sense of optimism that the global pandemic which has so severely affected sport and travel, will not disrupt arrangements and plans for a full racing season.

There is additional excellent news in that there will be two rounds with the FIM Superbike World Championship as well as two with the FIM World Endurance series. These are big stages to perform on, and further indication of the way the FIM and major organisers view the renaissance of the FIM Sidecar World Championship. Final negotiations on the absolute detail are still taking place, but the proposed dates are listed below.

April 14-16 – France, Le Mans World Endurance.
April 22-24 – Netherlands, Assen World SBK (TBC)
June 2-4 – Belgium, Spa-Francorchamps World Endurance
June 17-19 – Hungary, Pannonia Ring
June 23-26 – Croatia, Rijeka
July 15-17 – UK, Donington Park World SBK.
September 30-Oct 2 – Germany, Oschersleben (TBC)
October 28-30 – Portugal, Estoril.

Photo credits: Mark ‘Wally’ Walters

British F1: Donington Park joins the party in October as penultimate round

British F1: Donington Park joins the party in October as penultimate round

British F1: Donington Park joins the party in October as penultimate round

Race action at Donington Park

Donington Park has been added to the 2022 schedule making nine rounds in total, with eight of those alongside the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. The Leicestershire circuit is popular with the sidecar teams and always provides great racing.

The inclusion of Donington Park creates an attractive and exciting season for the established star names, as well as several new crews who have signalled their intention to step up and compete in the full series.

Whilst the FIM World Championship dates have still to be finalised and published, every effort is being made to dovetail the two series, with the minimum of clashes.

The nine-round British fixture list is now as follows: –

April 30/May – 2 Oulton Park
June 17-19 – Knockhill
July 22-24 – Brands Hatch
August 5-7 – Cadwell Revival (test day Friday)
August 12-14 – Thruxton
August 27-29 – Cadwell Park
September – 9-11 Snetterton
Sept 30-Oct 2 – Donington Park
October – 14-16 Brands Hatch

The FIM World calendar is in the process of finalisation and will follow imminently.

Photo credits: Jenny “Triker” Wells

British F1: All systems go as 2022 series dates confirmed

British F1: All systems go as 2022 series dates confirmed

British F1: All systems go as 2022 series dates confirmed

Birchalls

The 2022 British Sidecar Championship roars into action with two races at Oulton Park in the traditional opener over the weekend of April 30-May 2nd. This will set the scene for an eight-round series, with the now firmly established Cadwell Park Revival meeting the only exception outside of the Bennetts British Superbike calendar.

Roger Body and his RKB-F1 team have been frantically busy since close of play at Brands Hatch juggling dates for both the British and FIM World Championships, with the sole objective of running meaningful, high-profile rounds and the minimum of clashes. A top priority has been to offer all teams the opportunity to compete in both championships with a real chance of succeeding in both.

George Holden

The wealth of sidecar talent now prominent in the UK ranks means there are possibly ten crews capable of running at the sharp end of world-class competition, and it therefore behoves the UK organisers to maximise the exposure of these teams at that level. The British dates are the first to be set in stone due to the early publication of the BSB calendar, and we can announce those.

Now a long-established and integral part of the Bennetts British Superbike weekend, the sidecars will once again provide huge entertainment for the thousands of three-wheeler fans trackside, whilst enjoying live coverage from Eurosport, whether on the Eurosport App or live TV broadcast (schedules permitting).

Biggs

Due recognition and thanks go to Stuart Higgs and his MSV team for the extra level of cooperation in enabling these dates against a difficult and complex backdrop for 2022. In the meantime, we take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a very safe and happy Christmas with a prosperous New Year. Here’s to 2022 !

The eight-round fixture list is as follows –

April 30/May 2 – Oulton Park
June 17-19 – Knockhill
July 22-24 – Brands Hatch
August 5-7 – Cadwell Revival
August 12-14 – Thruxton
August 27-29 – Cadwell Park
September 9-11 – Snetterton
October 14-16 – Brands Hatch

The FIM World calendar is in the process of finalisation and will follow imminently.

Photo credits: Jenny “Triker” Wells

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