Cossar brothers to kickstart their British Championship campaigns in Leicester this weekend - The Rugby Observer

Cossar brothers to kickstart their British Championship campaigns in Leicester this weekend

Rugby Editorial 22nd May, 2017   0

SIDECAR SPEEDWAY: RUGBY’S racing brothers Tom and Mark Cossar will be in action this weekend at the first round of the 2017 British Sidecar Speedway Championships.

The pair will compete at Leicester’s Beaumont Park Stadium on Saturday (May 27) – a venue which will host its first sidecar speedway event following track refurbishment over the winter months.

A wider track has allowed the more spacious sidecar motorcycles the space to race, and Leicester will host the first of a four round British title.

Mark – the elder of the Cossar brothers – enters the opening rounds as one of the favourites to win the series.

The four-time British Masters Grasstrack Champion said: “It’s always a challenge to ride at a new track for the first time.

“But I’m looking forward to it.

“With Brandon unavailable, I hope that race fans in Rugby will be keen to make the short trip up to Leicester for some rare sidecar speedway action.”

Having previously competed on the shale with a grasstrack bike, younger brother Tom Cossar has this year invested in a fully fledged sidecar speedway machine.

His new equipment means he could mount his best bid yet for a national title against the sport’s top flight riders.

Both Tom and Mark can expect tough opposition from the ever consistent Paul Whitelam from Nottingham, himself a former British Masters Champion, whilst the Winterburns from Yorkshire, Tris and Billy will be more than keen to strike a blow against the brothers.

The first race on Saturday night starts at 7pm with gates opening at 6pm.

Following rounds in the series take place at Somerset on June 9, Kings Lynn on July 14, and Belle Vue on October 14.

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