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PPG chosen for Superbike Sidecar Project

ABL Accident Repair Group’s Portsmouth site, has recently chosen PPG for a rather unique Superbike Sidecar Project; competing in the British Superbike Eastern Airways Formula One Championship 2013.

The Sidecar raced by Team JH Racing is an International Formula One Sidecar currently competing in the exhilarating Eastern Airways Formula One Championship 2013, the strongest domestic sidecar championship in the world. The team are also hopeful of competing in the first World Sidecar Championship Event as a wildcard.


The PPG painted Team JH Racing sidecar is a cross between a three wheeled Formula 1 racing car and a bobsleigh, encompassing all the latest technology from the motorcycle and car world. With a lightweight aluminium monocoque chassis, a 1000cc 4 cylinder with carbon composite bodywork– four stroke Suzuki engine, the sidecar produces 180bhp and is capable of speeds of up to 170mph.

The sidecar was painted at ABL Portsmouth Ltd with PPG ENVIROBASE® High Performance basecoat and PPG CERAMICLEAR® D8126 – Scratch resistant Clearcoat; an extremely hard clearcoat, highly resistant to scratches and abrasions to assure the stunning appearance of the sidecar.

Ben Holland, Driver at Team JH Racing comments “We love our new bodywork and paint job. The paintjob really helps the JH Racing team stand out on the track. Big thank you to ABL Accident Repair