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Atworth world champion delights race fans

A FORMER world champion sidecar passenger from Atworth was reunited with his racing partner from the 1970s at an event last month in Lincolnshire.

Paul Korkus reports, “Last month saw the sidecar revival meeting held at Cadwell Park and former World Champions were invited along to take part in some demonstration laps, much to the delight of the spectators.

“Taking part was 1978 World Champion, Atworth’s Kenny Williams, who teamed up with former driver Rolf Biland.

“The duo raced in the Swissauto-powered outfit that used a V4 2 stroke engine that developed just over 200bhp and was last raced to World Championship victory in 1994 by Biland, with Kurt Waltisperg as passenger.

“When Biland and Williams took to the track on the Saturday they led ten times World Champion driver Steve Webster and once  their tyres were up to temperature, they put in some very fast laps and extended their lead over Webster – to the delight of the spectators as they looked like they had lost none of their skill that took them to their World Championship.

“On the Sunday, Rolf Biland and Kenny Williams were joined by World Champion drivers, Steve Abbott and Steve Webster , who put on a great display and showed how exciting sidecar racing can be.

“Kenny’s next meeting is at Hockenheim in Germany between the 7th – 9th of September, when he will be competing alongside driver Peter Swegler in a Classic event in a ex-Biland  Smitt/TTM Yamaha OW31-powered outfit.”

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