The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)

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Lot 116
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)

Sold for £ 17,250 (US$ 24,027) inc. premium
The ex-Dick Hawes
1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
This unique racing outfit was commissioned by well-known sidecar racing competitor Dick Hawes and built to his order by the Stanley-BRM (formerly British Racing Motors) Formula 1 Grand Prix team in their historic works at Bourne, Lincolnshire. At the time of its construction, the mid/late 1970s, monocoque chassis and car-type independent suspension were beginning to supplant traditional technologies in sidecar racing, the Swiss World Champion Rolf Biland pioneering these new trends with his Seymaz outfits. (Its should be noted that the LCR-BRM outfits raced by Biland later in his career took their last three initials from his principal sponsor, 'Büchel Renn Motoren').

Dick Hawes told Bonhams: 'The outfit was financed by myself and was designed and constructed in the BRM workshop at Bourne in the winter of 1976-77. The motors used were Yamaha 500cc and 750cc four-cylinder. Initial testing was done at Donington on the 'test loop' over several Saturdays. George O'Dell was running the ex-Biland Seymaz at the time, which was of a similar configuration, and he was very helpful regarding setting up a 'short' wheelbase monocoque machine. The outfit was used in the "four lap" TT race in 1977 where it finished despite not being suited to the bumpy circuit.'

The machine was designed in BRM's historic Bourne drawing office by Neil Walker, and the monocoque was beautifully fabricated by the company's legendary Stan Hope together with Mick Ayliffe and Gerry McQueen. Assembly was completed by Formula 1 team mechanics Rob Fowler, Roger Barsby and Rick Hall, the latter now head of Hall & Hall in Bourne, the immensely well-respected Historic car preparation specialists and restorers. Rick Hall test-drove the combination initially around the BRM factory yard, with fellow F1 mechanic Gerry van der Wyden his intrepid passenger.

The machine uses BRM P160 F1-style uprights and 'pepper-pot' design F1 wheels. Two engines are offered with this unique cross-over design between Formula 1 and motorcycle racing technology: a TZ750 motor dating from circa 1974 (number '409-000224') and a 500cc Krauser unit fitted with TZ250U cylinders and heads. A quantity of spare parts accompanies the outfit, including various engine components (barrels, heads, etc,) carburettors, brake callipers, wheels, exhaust pipes and glassfibre bodywork.
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The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
The ex-Dick Hawes,1976 BRM-Yamaha Racing Sidecar Outfit (BRM P205)
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