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Author: Helen Pask
Posted on: Monday, Apr 14 2008

The three times world champion from Maidstone in Kent dominated the action throughout qualifying on Saturday, unofficially smashed the lap record of 1m 09.04s that he set in last year’s race, with a time of 1m 08.69s and then clinched pole position in Sunday’s final session going on to take a decisive victory in each of the two championship races – the first in dry conditions and the second in torrential rain.

But the weather made no difference to Reeves as he powered the Eastern Airways LCR Suzuki to victory making it four wins from four races, collecting maximum points to head the leader board with a full house of 100 points. He was unable to match the time set in qualifying and just missed out on the lap record by five-hundredths of a second with a time of 1.9.094s.

“The weather for that second race was really bad,” said Reeves. “We were slipping around all ove the place and the rear tyre spinning up in the wet conditions.

“Bryan Peddar said it was that bad that he saw two salmon and a trout swimming around in the Bomb Hole towards the end of the race!!”

Reeves and Farrance made their debut on the F2 LCR 600cc machine at Snetterton where they contested the Bemsee F2 sidecar races using the track time as a test ahead of the British F2 Championship, which begins at Cadwell Park on May 5.

With the next round of the British F1 Sidecars removed from the race programme to make way for the postponed British Superbike championship at Brands Hatch on May 11, Reeves will have to wait until June 29 to continue his championship hopes in the F1 class.

He, along with Patrick Farrance, will begin the defence of the World title with the opening round of the championship to be held at Donington Park over the weekend of May 24-26 as a guest race with the British Superbike championship.

Following that the current World champions will head off to the Isle of Man to contest the two F2 sidecar TT races.

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