On Sunday 27th July the Maxxis British sidecarcross championships return to Cadders Hill, Lyng after an absence of four years. The Norwich Viking club has put a lot of work into the preparation of this former GP venue to ensure that the track is ready for a hard days racing.
The number of sidecar entries is a bit down this time as the list of injured riders increased by another one at the last round in Cornwall when the Irish rider Gary Moulds injured his leg.
Leading the championship after three rounds are defending champions Stuart Brown / Josh Chamberlain who are still unbeaten this year and are forty seven points in front of Daniel and Joe Millard. The brothers from Frome very nearly won the last race in Cornwall but were pipped on the very last lap by Brown.
A further fourteen points behind the Millards are Richard Jenkins / Dan Chamberlain who would possibly be higher had it not been for a DNF at Wooley Grange due to an electrical fault. They have shown in recent years that they can ride sandy tracks well so they cannot be ruled out for a podium position, maybe even the top step.
Others to look out for at the front are Wilkinson / Kirwin, Etheridge / Grahame and Jarvis / Humphrey. All three of them have the speed to be in the top three but have all suffered with machine problems in one way or another.
In addition to the three sidecar championship races there will also be the hugely popular NGR championship which this year includes a class for over 50s in addition to the over 30s and 40s. Finally there will be allcomers races which have attracted a full line up of some of the Eastern Centres leading riders.
Action gets underway at 9.45 am with the first race due to start at 11.15 am. Admission is £10, which includes a programme. Concessions and unaccompanied children £5 and accompanied children under 14 free.
The track will be signposted from the A1067 Norwich to Fakenham road and the A47 Norwich to Kings Lynn road and for those with satnav the nearest postcode is NR9 5QZ. As is the norm at this track no dogs are allowed.