Greg enters his 30th year of racing
For many years now, LHSS has been providing Greg and his team with the silicone hoses for his Formula 1 and Formula 2 sidecar.
This season has been an exciting one as it is centered around Greg’s build up to his 30th year of racing at the TT on the Isle of Man.
He has entered two major British and Scottish championships, the first one being the British Motorcycle Club F2 Sidecar Championship. After 20 races and 5 meetings, Greg has 11 wins, one 2nd place and two 3rd places with a 105 point lead over his nearest rival with 8 races and 200 points up for grabs!
Unfortunately, this year was not the most successful of TT’s with the race engine being severely damaged following the chain breaking on his second race lap.
For the 2nd race, Greg was racing with a standard 600cc Honda engine. This was not highly tuned and resulted in him being around 25hp down on his race engine. The race was sadly red flagged due to a serious accident with Greg being just outside the top ten.
Greg moved on to the Southern 100 races in July on the Isle of Man for the friendly races, then on to Cadwell park for the BMCC championship races where he hopes to tie up their championship.
The Isle of Man and Cadwell Park
Greg and new passenger Andy Haynes travelled to the Isle of Man for the Southern 100 race meeting in July. Greg and Andy gelled immediately and times got quicker through practice. Come race day they had a great start and after some good battles, they brought it home in a very emotional 3rd place for Greg as this was his fathers favourite circuit. They followed this up with a 4th place in the second race for a very successful race meeting.
Straight from the Southern 100, Greg and his team headed to East Fortune to contest the Scottish Championship rounds that were held over 2 days. They came away with two wins and two 2nd places which put them at the front of 4 sidecar classes in the Scottish championships.
The British Motor Cycle Club’s sidecar revival meeting at Cadwell Park was the next event, with a good chance to tie up the club championship. Greg had Andy Haynes and Andy Jevens as passengers. Andy Jevens is currently in his first full year of racing after coming through Greg’s sidecar passenger race school. Things did not go well during qualifying with a fuel leak which put them out of qualifying.
For the first race on Saturday, the team started at the back of the grid but came through the field to finish in a very credible 7th place. Race 2 on Saturday saw the team starting further up the grid and pushed hard for a 2nd place. Their closest rival failed to finish which put them on the brink of the championship.
Going into Sunday, the team were confident of better and in the first race they started from the second row of the grid. Greg made a great start and quickly moved into second place and after a race-long battle, moved into the lead with a couple of laps to go. They held on for a win by just over 0.3 of a second which allowed the 25 point win to tie up the championship for them.
The 4th and final race of the weekend saw Greg on pole position. From the start he hit the front and stayed at the front for the rest of the race having a gap of close to 5 seconds at the chequered flag.
A very successful weekend saw Greg and the team on the podium to receive the BMCRC F2 sidecar championship cup with one round to go at Brands Hatch in early October.
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It has been great watching Greg’s journey and we wish him all the best for the final round of the season.
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