Yep, you read the title correctly it looks like this years Grand Prix meeting will be a 3+4 event according to a small report in Motorsport News and semi confirmed here http://www.superside.com/calendar.html the first round of the 2007 FIM Side Car Championship is to also be held at Albert Park The MN report suggests an FIM track inspection will be required and separate set of officials (in other words those at the top in Race Control not the foot soldiers trackside) but the issue of air fences could be interesting. Air Fences & cars don't mix in that a race car hitting an air fence will damage or destroy it so the air fence modules will need to be put in place for the side cars and then shifted once they finish. Now we move the corner apex tyre bundles whenever open wheelers are on track now but the air fences will be a different kettle of fish altogether to move. There is also the issue of FIM & FIA working together at the same event with possible different insurance although I believe the GP self insures and does not utilise the CAMS policy. Don't take the above comments as a negative as I'm quite looking forward to seeing the counter weights do their thing at the "Muddle at the Puddle" this year I just hope those in charge work through the logistics of it all. Terry O'Neil should be expecting a call from the Grand Prix Corp any day now looking to hire the Yamaha Air Fence he uses during Australian Superbike series and also places like Winton which also owns it's own air fence for bike events. Wonder if any of the locals have the correct level of MA/FIM licence to play with the big guys at this event. This means we will have two bike related GP events within weeks of each other in Melbourne in March. Bring it on I say.