British F1: Two races at Oulton Park to get the season under-way
The weekend of June 25-27 sees Oulton Park host the opening round of 2021 as per the published schedule.
In previous years, the constraints placed on the circuit by reduced track time have meant that the sidecars have been allocated just the one race. This has been unpopular, but also recognised as unavoidable.
Roger Body has been lobbying hard over this particular sticking point and his efforts have finally paid off.
The Oulton Park opener will now feature two sidecar races, thereby getting the season away to a meaningful haul of points for the championship hopefuls. This is due solely to Roger’s efforts and a large degree of cooperation from Stuart Higgs and the MSVR organisation.
It is now over ten years since the premier sidecars became a regular support class on the British Superbike calendar, and clearly the relationship forged between the two parties has reaped mutual rewards.
The acceptance level of sidecars in the BSB paddock is without question, and it is also recognised that they provide a colourful and entertaining addition to any BSB race weekend.