F1 and F2 Australian Sidecar Championship Set for Cracker
May 17, 2018

The second round of the F1 and F2 Australian Sidecar Championship will heat up this weekend at Morgan Park Raceway May 19-20. The 2.967km circuit always delivers a spectacle for spectators and it will be fascinating to see who comes out on top for this highly contested championship.

Round Two will see teams battle it out over two days of racing, with Saturday morning Qualifying before the first race in the afternoon. Sunday will put the competitors to the test with two races to decide who will leave Morgan Park with the overall victory.

After a comprehensive win at Round One in the F1 Class at Wakefield Park Raceway, Howard Ford (California Custom Products, F1 Suzuki LCR) will be without his usual passenger Lee Menzies due to injury, but a quality replacement in local Queenslander Damien Hoare takes Menzies place. Jeff Brown and Darren Sheldrick (APW M-cycles F1 Suzuki GSXR JBR) will be looking to track down the new pair after a second-place finish at Wakefield Park Raceway. After missing the opening round at Wakefield Park, 2017 F1 Dave Boughen is back with New Zealander Robbie Shorter who bring with him a wealth of international experience, this pair will be one to watch.

The F2 class will see Mick Alton and Chrissie Clancy (J&C Contracting F2 Suzuki LCR) go in as out and out favourites and with the expected wet conditions, you could see this team beating many of the F1’s. A solid performance at Wakefield will leave Damon Edis and Melanie Schluter (F2 Random Suz. GSXR) with plenty of confidence after the took out race two and will look to track down Alton and Clancy for the overall. The Goodale family affair grabbed the last spot on the podium at Wakefield, Richard and Scott (F2 Shelbourne) will look to continue their form in the expected wet conditions at Morgan Park.

Morgan Park was arguably the most exciting round of 2017, and the paddock returns to once again and Jeff Brown can’t wait to see all the action unfold this weekend, “This meeting last year was great and its always good to see the local Queensland riders out on track putting on a show and their bikes are always presented impeccably. The meeting always runs smoothly here (Morgan Park Raceway) providing one of the best experiences for spectators and racers alike. We are expecting a bumper crowd on Sunday for the Greg Hansford Trophy.”

To view the entry list for Round 2 click here.

To view the Supplementary Regulations click here.


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