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Posted on: Wednesday, Sep 12 2007

Reeves, who clinched his third world title in the previous round of the series at Rijeka in Croatia in August, secured a front row start to Sunday’s affair being the second fastest rider on the track in final qualifying on Saturday to line up alongside pole setters Sebastian Delannoy and Gregory Cluze with Mansfield brothers Ben and Tom Birchall completing the top three.

As the race unfolded three teams were involved in a battle for the lead with Reeves and Farrance coming out on top leading from Ben and Tom Birchall with the Fins Pekka Paivarinta and Timo Karttiala holding on to third place.

These three outfits pulled away from the rest of the field and when they encountered backmarkers Adam Treasure and Kees Endeveled in the final stages Reeves got a better passage through to make it home with less than a second to spare over Birchall to secure his sixth win of the series. Nearest championship rivals Paivarinta and Karttiala were third, three seconds adrift of the leading two outfits and complete their world series as runners up to Reeves and Farrance some 55 points behind.

Eastern Airways Teammates Sean and Mark Hegarty from Felixstowe qualified in 12th place for the race at Le Mans and came through to complete the course in a strong eighth place to secure fifth place overall in the 2007 world championship. They also shared the spoils of victory with Reeves and Farrance in the Team Challenge taking centre stage on the podium alongside the world champions for the team presentation.

After being presented with their trophies and being crowned 2007 world champions on Sunday, Reeves and Farrance turn their attention to the domestic scene where they are now preparing for the penultimate round of the British F1 series at Brands Hatch on September 30. Reeves and Farrance currently hold a 50-point advantage over their Eastern Airways teammates Sean and Mark Hegarty. A win at Brands will be sufficient to secure the title for the Kent-based world champion.

pic credit Mark Wally Walters

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