All to play for
The 2017 Wessex Plant Hire Sidecar British Championship has seen five rounds completed already but it’s still all to play for in the race to become champions. After these first five rounds the series now takes a break until it resumes in August for the re
Scorpa power leads the way in the championship class, as Nigel Crellin and Chris Molyneux have the upper hand with three wins. The first of the other two victories went to Jon Tuck and Matt Sparkes on day one on the Isle of Man whilst the other victory went to Rupert and Chris Kimber on day two. Nigel Crellin and Chris Molyneux also posted runner-up positions in the other two rounds where they missed victory, leaving them with a good advantage over second place.
In the Intermediate class it’s been a superb run of a full house of victories that has put William Caine and Beth Thomas well clear at the top. Second and third positions remain very close between Tony Jones and Jamie Howe (Beta), and David Tuck and Joe Newman next on the TRS.
The Clubmen class attracts the most entries by far, as Damien Owen and Gaz Temple edge away from the chasing pack taking three wins. The other two wins have come from Adrian and Arron Smith, at the Andy Smith Trial on the Isle of Man, and Paul Fishlock and Debbie Merrell who have used the four-stroke power of the Cota 4RT to move into third position in the championship.
Surprisingly, the class with the least entries is the Newcomer class, where Matt Bond and Aleyn Taggart hold an eight-point advantage over Oliver Lace and Ashley Kelly, with the latter having won the most rounds with four out of the five.
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68 Will Caine & Beth Thomas (Good with Wood Gas Gas) Josh and Luke Golding (SXS TRS) Tony Jones & Jamie Howe (Beta)