: On Saturday, May
19, MAVTV will introduce viewers to the thrills and spills of some of the
hairiest off road racing on the planet. Almost unknown in North America,
the FIM Sidecarcross World Championship has been thrilling fans in Europe
since the early 1950’s and should prove to be a sure fire hit in North
please check your local listings or the MAVTV website link below (MAVTV
listings are ET only).
The 2018 FIM
Sidecarcross championship can be seen tearing up motocross race tracks all
across Europe - but on three wheels with a sidecar attached. The series
starts in the Netherlands, then heads to France, Spain, Ukraine, Czech
Republic, Latvia and Estonia.
Take the most
unwieldy configuration in the world of motorcycle racing, put two perfectly
sane racers aboard, weld a vestigial frame with one wheel on its side and
call it a “sidecar.” But think of it more as a rolling 150 kilometer per
hour jungle gym with teammates working together to stay ahead of possibly
another 39 or 40 similarly-strange machines that all seem to want to run in
first place at the same time.
This is “see it to
believe it” racing, Two riders, one three-wheeled racing machine that
reacts and handles completely differently when taking a right turn than it
does going to the left. There’s a built-in ungainly wildness that
makes every turn of every lap a challenge. Shift the weight just right
and the machine will do what you want, get the balance wrong and the BEST
thing that can happen is another team has ridden right around you.
For more information/airdates visit: www.mavtv.com
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