Round Five in Czech Republic brings Lamax Grand Prix live to global audience for the first time.
WSC celebrates a thrilling new commercial partnership with Lamax Electronics to broadcast the Czech Sidecarcross Grand Prix across the globe live. This an unprecedented step involving a state of the art outside broadcast unit, employing no fewer than ten cameras, and a full crew of forty-five professionals.
We can honestly say that nothing on this scale has been seen in the world of sidecar motocross ever before. It signals a whole new level of exposure and sophistication, introducing many new viewers to what we all know as a high adrenaline sport. You can see both Sunday races live here on fimsidecarcross.com with full commentary.
This round comes against a catalogue of unforeseen accidents which have decimated the stars normally at the top of the table. Marvin Vanluchene and Ben Van Den Bogaart arrive in Kramolin with a sixteen point lead after taking overall victory in Ukraine. Koen Hermans and Nicolas Musset sit second, and will be aiming to close the gap on this unbelievably fast circuit. Sadly, third placed Daniel Willemsen and Robbie Bax will not be racing, following an horrific road accident which injured the ten times champion. He was a passenger in a vehicle which was struck by a car in a head-on crash, and received facial injuries for which he is currently being treated. Etienne Bax is feeling the effects of his shoulder dislocation whilst his ace passenger Kaspars Stupelis is also feeling pain from the race two incident. Add to this, the fact that Frenchman Valentin Giraud has the services of Johnny Badaire, as replacement for the injured Latvian Elvijs Mucenieks, and you can see that the field is wide open for others to capitalise. Badaire did a great job in Ukraine, but the Kramolin track has fearsomely fast downhill jumps, and the pair do not have much track time together. Britons Stuart Brown and Joe Millard came within a whisker of overall victory last time out, and the Husqvarna is very fast out of the gate. Brown will be looking to make great strides in the table from his current sixth place.
Motorsport TV will also show the Lamax Grand Prix, which falls immediately after coverage of MXGP on Sunday afternoon. Lovers of off-road sport will therefore have a veritable feast of Motocross entertainment at their disposal.
The usual reports and newsfeeds will be available here, along with the highlights show containing all the paddock gossip and personal rider interviews.
Sunday 13th May - LIVE PROGRAMME
Race One 12:50-14:00 LIVE on fimsidecarcross.com
Race Two 15:45-17:00 LIVE on fimsidecarcross.com
From Barry Nutley