Road Racing News

Three Wheeling Action Returns To Imatranajo

By popular request three wheeling action will return to Finland’s most famous roads course, Imatranajo, for this years meet which runs from the 14th to the 16th of June.

Sidecar greats Imatranajo bound include multi TT rostrum finishers, Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes.

Photo by Pekka Varis

Joining Reeves/Wilkes on the entry list include present Sidecar World Championship leaders, Pekka Paivarinta/Jussi Veravainen.

Driver Paivarinta, four times a world champion, is regarded alongside the likes of Reeves, the Birchall brothers, Jock Taylor, Steve Webster MBE and Rolf Biland, as one of the greatest Sidecar racing exponents of all time.

Alongside Paivarinta, Reeves, added notable driver/passenger partnerships Imatranajo bound, include Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard, Finnish national Sidecar champions Markku Artiola/Kasper Arokivi and Timo Kallio/Jere Nuppola.

Speaking recently about the decision to re-introduce Sidecars to the Imatranajo race schedule, Motorclub Imatra’s Juha Suikkari, candidly stated:

“Last year we didn’t race sidecars in Imatranajo, but following feedback from the spectators we have re-introduced them to the schedule.

Apart from the spectators, also competitors are keen to race sidecars at Imatranajo, and at the moment there are several Central European teams interested in participating.”

3Wheeling – Words by Stevie Rial