Brothers bid to humble world champion

FELIXSTOWE brothers Sean and Mark Hegarty will be hoping to humble a double World Champion at Snetterton this weekend as the British F1 Sidecar Championship arrives for the thrilling opening rounds of the season.

FELIXSTOWE brothers Sean and Mark Hegarty will be hoping to humble a double World Champion at Snetterton this weekend as the British F1 Sidecar Championship arrives for the thrilling opening rounds of the season.

The ferocious three-wheeled machines, capable of reaching an incredible 170mph on the Revett straight, will headline the action-packed Bemsee bike meeting, the largest event of its kind outside of the British Superbike series and home of double World Champion and current FIM title holder Tim Reeves.

The Hegarty brothers, themselves former British champions, will be relying on every ounce of their local knowledge of the fast and furious Snetterton circuit in a bid to steal vital points ahead of the 2007 season.

“The Revett Straight at Snetterton is an awesome experience,” said Sean. “When you're only a couple of inches off the ground at speeds of up to 170mph you don't want to make a mistake, especially when the racing is as close as it is in sidecars.”

The BMCRC meeting will also feature a raft of young talent, thanks to the MRO Aprilia RS 125 SuperTeen Championship a series that has previously featured the likes of MotoGP winner Casey Stoner, who won the category in 2000.

Great Yarmouth youngster and Orial High School pupil James King will be one rider hoping to follow in the footsteps of Stoner, as will Stephen Waddelow from Ely and Fakenham's Gareth Guest, who will also want to impress at their local circuit.

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A capacity grid is also expected for the Triumph Challenge, with Stowmarket's Ricky Chadwick just one of the riders hoping for success in this fantastic new one-make championship.

Chadwick, a former Supersport 600 contender, has recently had the pins from a shoulder injury removed and will be keen to get back into the swing of things on his stunning Daytona 675.

A packed timetable, including Yamaha Past Masters, Thunderbikes, Superbike 400s and Dyna-Pro MiniTwins, will complete the line-up of Bemsee action at Snetterton this weekend.

Tickets for the BMCRC bike meeting at Snetterton this weekend are priced at £12 on the gate, with admission free for children aged 12 and under.

For more information visit www.snetterton.co.uk or call 0870 950 9000.

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