FIM Sidecars: Three races and huge points at Estoril Finale
Following the unfortunate late cancellation of the British round at Brands Hatch last weekend, urgent negotiations between RKB-F1 Motorsport, the FIM and the Estoril promoter have resulted in one additional race being added to the schedule. All parties recognised the impact of removing potential points scoring opportunities from the schedule and were keen to address that situation if possible. The extra race will therefore go some way towards making up that deficit.
It was always intended the final two races in Portugal, just as with the British series, would carry double points. That rule will still be applied, but the additional extra race scheduled for Saturday will be worth the standard twenty-five points for victory, with the normal points allocation applied for all other finishing positions. The final two races however will offer a real chance for the teams to make up lost ground, with one hundred points on the table for double victory.
Equally, the chance is there for the series leaders to finish of their season in style. RKB-F1 Motorsport and Santander Salt wish to extend thanks and appreciation to the teams who have supported this difficult season, and the FIM and race circuit organisers who have made the races possible.
All eyes are now on Portugal over the final weekend of October for a finale which promises much in bringing the season to a close.
Photo credits: Mark ‘Wally’ Walters