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Provisional calendar 2022
Since the 2021 season closer in Oss, the WSC team, the FIM and circuit organisers across Europe have been frantically busy working on a full season for 2022. The provisional results of that effort are potentially a ten-round World Championship embracing at least three exciting new venues and organisers, including an eagerly awaited return to the UK in Northern Ireland.
Whilst the cloud of Covid-19 still hangs over mainland Europe, with several countries still lagging in their mass vaccination programmes, the clear evidence is that once those measures are fully implemented, the pandemic will be being managed, and to a large degree controlled. Hopes are therefore high that a full season of top-class racing will happen as planned.
There has been much discussion as to the format of the race weekend, and it was generally felt that if a smaller number of GP’s were to be scheduled (seven or less) then three points scoring races, as were implemented in 2021 would be preferable. If, however, there were to be ten or more GP’s on the table, then it would be possible to revert to the two-race format, and the usual qualifying race on Saturday. Either way, twenty or more races for points would happen. There were mixed views in and around the paddock as to which format should be used. That firm decision will be made as and when the final calendar is set in stone. Final details on France and Ireland are still underway and will be advised in due course.
All dates are provisional, based on the global situation remaining stable, with no radical changes in legislation between countries. The proposed calendar is listed as follows:
24/25 September – Sidecarcross and Quadcross of European Nations in Kramolin, Czech Republic.
1st Youngster Quad & Sidecarcross Experience
during GP in Oss
The first Youngster Quads & Sidecarcross Experience was taken place during the Grand Prix of Oss.
With this unique collaboration of these beautiful branches of motorsport, initiated from the KNMV and picked up by WSC-Sidecarcross and Benjo Kellerman of Kellerman Quads Training, the intention is to enthuse and broadly promote young quad and sidecarcross racers.
It is important to give these two sports a lot of exposure to young people. The youngsters/youth riders of both disciplines know each other from the joint Quads and Sidecarcross competitions in the Dutch National Championships and ONKs.
Hopefully this meeting for the youngest riders will be a further development in that process.
Therefor we like to promote this concept all over Europe.
If you (organiser/federation/individual) are interested to develop this campaign in your country, just leave us a message.
A short footage of our experience in the clip below.
BAX-MUSSET World Champions 2021
Final standing 2021 (top-10)
|1.||82||Etienne Bax-Nicolas Musset||NED-FRA||WSP-Zabel||264|
|2.||2||Marvin Vanluchene-Robbie Bax||BEL-NED||WSP-Zabel||259|
|3.||31||Julian Veldman-Ondrej Cermak||NED-CZE||CPD-MEGA||241|
|4.||3||Koen Hermans-Glenn Janssens||NED-BEL||WSP-Husqvarna||207|
|5.||6||Kert Varik-Lari Kunnas||EST-FIN||WSP-Husqvarna||186|
|6.||111||Daniel Willemsen-Rodolphe Lebreton||NED-FRA||WSP-Zabel||140|
|7.||14||Justin Keuben-Dion Rietman||NED-NED||VMC-Zabel||135|
|8.||75||Tim Leferink-Konstantinas Beleckas||NED-LTU||VMC-Husqvarna||120|
|9.||25||Lucas Cerny-Bastien Chopin||CZE-FRA||WSP-JAWA||104|
|10.||99||Thom van de Lagemaat-Robbe de Veene||NED-BEL||WSP-Zabel||93|
All results on: https://sidecarcross.com/2021/08/2021-gp4-oss-netherlands/
Complete final standing on:https://sidecarcross.com/2021/08/standing-worldchampionship-2021/
Oss in the Netherlands awaits gripping WSC finale
The Sidecar Motocross World Championship has rarely seen such a close finish as we potentially have going into the final round in Oss, Netherlands over the weekend of 16-17 October.
Just four points separate the top three teams, but only one of those teams has yet to win a title. That is the Dutch/Czech pairing of Julian Veldman and Ondrej Cermak. The dynamic duo saved the best ‘til last in Kramolin, winning the third and final race and gaining a one-point lead in the standings. In doing so, they took the red plate from Marvin Vanluchene and Robbie Bax.
The 2018 champion, by his own admission, was not at his best in the previous round, so will be acutely aware he needs to be on top form in the sand of Oss.
The big winners last weekend, Etienne Bax and Nicolas Musset sit third, but still have both eyes on title retention. Bax has been one of the first to acknowledge the improvement in Julian Veldman in terms of reliability and consistency. Bax has also hit peak form again at the right time, so with three races on the card, he has every reason to be optimistic.
Vanluchene has a clear objective, and with one of the best passengers in the sport alongside, he knows he must raise his game in Holland.
Mathematically, three others are still in the hunt. Kert Varik/Lari Kunnas have moved fourth, forty-three points off the lead, but nine points ahead of an improving Koen Hermans/Glenn Janssens, with Daniel Willemsen/Rodolphe Lebreton a further two points back.
Justin Keuben is the best of the rest going into Oss and whilst Dion Rietman did a sterling job in Kramolin, Keuben will be expecting Niki Debruyne back on the platform.
This truncated four-round season is far from normal, but nothing is very normal this year, so twelve epic races is what we will have been treated to in 2021, and it looks like being the closest race to the gold medal in history.
Is this the year we see a new name collecting that medal, or will a former champion team claw it back again? Everything will be revealed after next Sunday.
All the qualifying and race action will be live streamed over the weekend, with the usual highlights show following hot on its heels. Oss is the only place to be next weekend if you are a sidecar motocross fan.
More ACTION from Kramolin!
After so long being subjected to restrictions on our freedom, and curtailment of other privileges, this weekend in Kramolin gives everyone the perfect excuse to get out an enjoy the magnificent Czech countryside.
#VisitCzechRepublic our partner in the third GP of 2021 extend a warm welcome to you to come and share the atmosphere and immerse yourselves in what will be a terrific festival of motocross for three and four wheels.
Three points-scoring races each round certainly spices up the championship chase and we now have the top three crews split by just seventeen points.
Marvin Vanluchene and Robbie Bax held onto the red plate, but only just.
We are witnessing the most consistent and mature season so far from Julian Veldman/Ondřej Čermák. Since pairing up in the closed period, the young duo trained as often as they could in Čermák’s homeland, scene of the next GP.
A stumbling start to the year left reigning champions Etienne Bax/Nicolas Musset playing catch-up, but they delivered in Estonia in style with two wins putting them well on track for Kramolin.
There has also been a strong showing from Estonian Kert Varik. He and his Finnish passenger Lari Kunnas, sit fourth, a mere nine points ahead of Daniel Willemsen/Rodolf Lebreton. The multiple champion is at the head of a group of Dutch crews which includes a new young talent in the shape of seventeen-year-old Tim Leferink and his Lithuanian passenger Kostas Beleckas.
Leferink sits between established names in the table, behind Koen Hermans and ahead of Justin Keuben.
The academy for young teams in the Netherlands has yielded some great riders, among them Julian Veldman, and he has visibly come of age this year.
The return to the Czech Republic will once again see the very best TV streaming facilities across the entire weekend, along with the best spectator experience due in large part to the involvement of #VisitCzechRepublic, a branch of the Czech Tourist board.
The non-stop weekend begins with free practice at 10:00 on Saturday and closes with the awards presentation at 17:00 on Sunday.
Camping facilities are available with the true party atmosphere always guaranteed at Kramolin.
To guarantee your camping place, and to purchase your admission ticket, WSC strongly advises you to visit the WSC website www.fimsidecarcross.com and review all of the options available.
More information on official ticket pricing available on https://bit.ly/2WNnsb9
To enter the event you have to proof one of the following COVID documents: proof of vaccination, evidence of COVID in last 180 days, PCR test (no older than 7 days), POC (anti-gen) no older than 72 hours. COVID LAB point will be available on-site as well. Antigen test (POC) will be priced approximately around 8 EUR per test.
WSC HIGHLIGHTS TV SHOW
Oss round postponed
With great sadness we have to announce that FIM, WSC together with local organizers and KNMV are forced to postpone GP Oss from 18-19 of September to 16-17 October due to local restrictions.
See updated calendar below:
LIVE STREAM from Jinin
WSC Live TV offer for Jinin round one
To add to what is already guaranteed to be a fantastic weekend, the sidecars welcome the EMX Quad Championship to their stage.
This entire extravaganza will be broadcast LIVE across the weekend utilising the skill and professionalism of O2 TV Productions, via the very best secured transmission software, DACAST servers and ultra-high-tech secure Inplayer .
Register and view the LIVE TV on:
Jinin poised to kickstart the 2021 WSC season
WSC is delighted to announce that the opening GP of the 2021 season will run over the weekend of 21/22 August at Jinin in the Czech Republic as per the revised calendar. We intend for that event to be a celebration of a full return to action, and effectively the re-birth of the sport.
This weekend will also see the EMX Quad European Championship make its debut in the Czech Republic. This spectacular branch of motocross is yet another thrilling element in what is sure to be an amazing weekend.
In conjunction with “#VisitCzechRepublic”, we have put together a great package designed to create a celebratory atmosphere.
Situated just over one hour and around one hundred kilometres south of Prague, Jinin is perfectly placed to welcome overseas visitors. Given the time of year, with the holiday season in full swing, the organisers are very keen to attract as many guests and WSC fans as can make the trip, with on-site camping freely available. However, the free camping is strictly subject to availability. There will also be numerous food and refreshment stalls on-site, with the aim of cultivating the party feel a world-class motocross event is sure to deliver.
To guarantee your camping place, and to purchase your admission ticket, WSC strongly advises you to visit the WSC website www.fimsidecarcross.com and review the options available. All children below the age of twelve years are admitted free of charge. There is then a scale of charges depending on your personal circumstances. The base admission price is ten Euros, with the table of charges clearly laid out.
At the bottom of the table are two weekend package options. Camping package “A” is the full weekend adult pass for one person including camping A spot in value of 10Eur in the privileged paddock area right next to the teams. This guarantees you a camping spot right in the heart of the action and is marked “A” on the map.
Camping package “B” offers the same benefits and guarantee of camping space B,C free of charge, but in the section marked “B,C” on the map.
All reservations must be made on-line to guarantee your place at this historic event, and #VisitCzechRepublic will be delighted to welcome you to their beautiful South Bohemia countryside.
To enter the event you have to proof one of the following COVID documents: proof of vaccination, evidence of COVIDin last 180 days, PCR test(no older than 7 days), POC(anti-gen) no older than 72 hours. COVID LAB point will be available on-site as well. Antigen test(POC) will be priced approximately around 8 EUR per test.
A changed format will see Saturday qualifying select the thirty crews and two reserves eligible for a new three race format. There will be one thirty-minute GP race on Saturday, and two more on Sunday.
The tension and excitement are already building, so join us in the Czech Republic for what will be a weekend to remember. You will be able to say “Jinin is where our sport was re-born, and I was there”
Official ticket pricing:
Adult weekend 40 EUR, Adult Saturday 20 EUR, Adult Sunday 25 EUR
Junior(12-18years) weekend 19 EUR, Junior Saturday 10 EUR, Junior Sunday 12 EUR
Children up to 12 years FREE
CAMPING A- paddock area – 10 EUR – to guarantee the place – the camping ticket must be purchased with one Adult weekend ticket which offers option CAMPING PACKAGE A
CAMPING B,C – track area – FREE – to guarantee the place – the camping ticket must be purchased with one Adult weekend ticket which offers option CAMPING PACKAGE B
Customers will receive QR ticket and a link to download the PDF ticket for printing via email after purchasing the tickets.
All tickets will be available to be purchased in cash or via credit card on-site as well.
UPDATE CALENDAR 2021-5
German round cancelled, Estonia postponed
Despite the best efforts of all parties involved, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions have obliged the FIM, the Championship Promoter APO Multimedia, the local organisers, the German & Estonian Federations to make the following changes to the 2021 calendar:
• Cancellation of the German round which was set to take place in Rudersberg on 25-26 September. All parties are already working to schedule the FIM Sidecar Motocross World Championship in Rudersberg in 2022.
• The Estonian event originally scheduled in Lange Motokeskus on 14-15 August will now take place on 25-26 September.
The FIM would like to thank the promoter, the federations and local organisers for their hard work and efforts in these difficult times.
Revised 2021 calendar:
Date FMNR Venue Country
21/22 August ACCR Jinin Czech Republic
18/19 September KNMV Oss The Netherlands
25/26 September EMF Lange Motokeskus Estonia
09/10 October ACCR Kramolin Czech Republic
UPDATE PROVISIONAL CALENDAR 2021-4
Germany and Switzerland GP’s fall victim to Covid rules
It is with great regret and disappointment that WSC must announce the cancellation of two of the most prestigious 2021 GP’s due to the uncertainty of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The opening race planned for the 1st August in Strassbessenbach Germany, along with the popular Swiss event in Roggenburg on 29th August have become victims of the constantly changing legislation between countries.
Both sets of organisers cite the uncertainty in the rules, regulations, and testing procedures required before any public event can take place. As we have said before, the sport of Sidecar Motocross is dependent on crowd attendance, and that is by no means guaranteed at this stage. They are therefore abandoning all plans to run GP’s this year but are very keen to be involved again when the situation stabilises.
The Championship now consists of five rounds with the updated schedule attached.
UPDATE PROVISIONAL CALENDAR 2021-3
Due to the impact of the ongoing Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the FIM, the Championship Promoter APO Multimedia, the local organizer and, the Estonian Motorcycling Federation (EMF) have been forced to postpone the event in Lange Motokeskus to 15 August.
The FIM would like to thank the promoter, EMF and the local organisers for their hard work and efforts in maintaining the event on the calendar.
UPDATE PROVISIONAL CALENDAR 2021-2
Due to the restrictions and uncertainty related to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the FIM, the Promoter APO Multimedia, the French Motorcycle Federation (FFM) and the local organiser regret to announce that the French event initially scheduled for Iffendic on July 11 is cancelled.
Together with the FIM, the Promoter APO Multimedia, the French Motorcycle Federation (FFM) and the local organiser we did try to postpone the event to an date later in the season, but there was no possibility to reschedule the event.
All parties are already working to schedule the FIM Sidecar Motocross World Championship in Iffendic in 2022.
UPDATE PROVISIONAL CALENDAR 2021
The ravages of the COVID pandemic continue to be felt across the sporting world far longer than the experts predicted, or any of us could possibly have imagined.
Since our last update, WSC, the FIM and all circuit organisers involved in the 2021 season have been busily working towards fulfilment of the schedule.
Whilst in many countries the COVID vaccine programme is well advanced, and the situation is certainly looking much brighter, there are differences across Europe in the speed of the roll-out. Add to this the lead-time needed to determine the effectiveness of the various programmes, and the inevitable delays in granting permission for large gatherings, and our early rounds were always going to be vulnerable.
It is therefore with a heavy heart, but a sense of inevitability that we announce the cancellation of four rounds, and the postponement of one other. Most countries are of the opinion that the situation will be vastly improved by the summer months, and the deletions from our calendar reflect that universal feeling.
Those major sporting events such as Premier League football, Formula One, MotoGP and other so called “Elite Sports” can still operate behind closed doors. They are not dependant on spectator revenue due to the enormous sums they command from TV and advertising rights.
The same is not true of our sport, but we are still hugely optimistic that we can deliver a meaningful season, and we urge our loyal fans and team members to keep the faith and work towards getting our year back on track at the earliest opportunity.
To that end, the opening four rounds are affected with the cancellation of Bucha (Ukraine), Brou (France), and Markelo (Netherlands). Round three in Kramolin (Czech) has been rescheduled later in the season over the weekend 10-11th October.
One other cancellation is the Slovenian round at Orehova Vas originally booked for September 4-5th.
All of us here at WSC are saddened by this announcement, but at the same time have an increased resolve and determination to make 2021 the year the sport we all love burst back into life like never before. The light at the end of this long dark tunnel is burning brighter and the wheels WILL turn soon.
The archive with the history of the championship is updated.
See the names of the teams, their brands of the engine, chassis and many details more. All the way back from the FIM CUP in 1971 till today
World Sidecar-Cross Champions
Year – Driver / Passenger – Point Margin – Engine – Chassis
2020 No events due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2019 Etienne Bax / Kaspars Stupelis 56 Zabel WSP
2018 Marvin Vanluchene / Ben van den Boogaart 81 Zabel VMC
2017 Etienne Bax / Nicolas Musset 34 Zabel WSP
2016 Jan Hendrickx / Ben van de Boogaart 43 Husqvarna WSP
2015 Etienne Bax / Kaspars Stupelis 96 Zabel WSP
2014 Ben Adriaenssen / Ben van den Bogaart 18 Husqvarna WSP
2013 Ben Adriaenssen / Ben van den Bogaart 97 KTM WSP
2012 Daniël Willemsen / Kenny van Gaalen 5 Zabel WSP
2011 Daniël Willemsen / Sven Verbrugge 9 Zabel WSP
2010 Daniel Willemsen / Gertie Eggink 9 Zabel WSP