Lisburn duo aim for British championship

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AFTER a second successive perfect season in the Sidecarcross Supporters Club Sidecarcross Challenge, where they completed the whole series unbeaten, Lisburn lads Neil Campbell and Ross Graham are looking to expand their horizons in 2013.

The young crew are hoping to raise enough funding and support to enable them to compete the British Sidecar Championship in 2013, and are on the lookout for sponsors.

They made a succesful trip to one round this year, where they finished a fantastic sixth overall at a track they had never seen before and in treacherous conditions, and were only beaten by much more experienced crews, all of them with Grand Prix experience.

It is very unusual for youngsters in their early 20s to compete so well at this level, as the physical demands, and experience required, generally tends to favour the older crews, but Neil and Ross are making up for this by their commitment and teamwork.

The two lads have dominated the resurgent Sidecarcross scene in Ireland over the past two years, and ideally they would like to step up to the challenge in the UK, and indeed possibly the World Championships as they recognise the need to compete with faster, better riders to improve themselves, and they certainly have the talent to do so.

‘We feel we can compete with the best in GB now, we just need the support to get across the water to race with the best on a regular basis’ said Ross, the passenger of the two.

‘If we have the backing and financial support, we can register for the full series instead of waiting for a ‘wild card’ entry, this would mean we could plan our season better and be better prepared for the events’ added Neil.

These two are the best Sidecarcross prospects ever to come from the island of Ireland, and although lacking the glamour of Road Racing, attracts huge crowds in Europe for Grands Prix, upwards of 50,000 people at some tracks in Eastern Europe.

They face the usual problem of being in full time work and trying to fit in training, practice and travel, but they are both determined to make it, they just need a little help.

If you think you could back the boys contact Ross Graham, 07742356792, or Neil on 07846205311.