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Birchall Brothers go for glory in Croatia

7th September 2017

Ben and Tom Birchall travel to Croatia for the final round of the 2017 FIM World Sidecar Championship this weekend where they could secure their third world championship on Saturday.

The event will take place on the 4.168km circuit of Grobnik in Croatia, just south of Rijeka and, although there are two races, the Mitchells of Mansfield supported brothers only have to complete the first race ahead of their nearest rivals, Paivarinta and Kainulainen to be crowned world champions.

Ben and Tom, who are thirty points ahead in the championship standings, have spent the last couple of weeks preparing the LCR Yamaha R6 outfit for their final campaign and are confident it is in perfect condition and ready for the challenge.

Ben said: "We are excited to be challenging for the world championship this weekend, the outfit is fully prepared and in perfect condition.

"So it is just down to us two to make sure we maintain our winning streak and bring the world title back to Mansfield."

WEEKEND TIMETABLE (UK TIME)
Friday 8th September, 2017
Free Practice 1 - 12pm
Free Practice 2 - 2pm
Saturday 9th September, 2017
Qualifying Practice 1 - 8:10am
Qualifying Practice 2 - 10:05am
Sprint Race - 1:15pm
Sunday 10th September, 2017
Gold Race - 12:25pm


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