Sidecar duo reflect on a solid season

Team Pannell in action
Team Pannell in action

NORTHCHAPEL-based British Sidecar Motocross pair Steve and Chris Pannell are reflecting on a solid 2013 season and – despite being dogged by some technical problems – are delighted with how their races have gone.

The Chandlers Building Supplies-sponsored duo finished in a fantastic second place in the Clubman Championship, one place higher than the 2012 season.

The pair suffered some technical problems in the final two races which effectively cost them the title.

In the tougher British championship, the Pannells were eighth at Wakes Colne, their highest finish in a British championship race and, overall, ended a very respectable 16th out of 35.

Steve Pannell said: “Our speed and jumping has improved this year and our overall race craft is getting better.

“We need to cut out the costly mechanical problems, as without a doubt, these cost us the Clubman Championship. We are now looking forward to the 2014 season and would ideally like to race abroad next year by trying to enter a few World Grand Prix races.”