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Author: Helen Pask
Posted on: Saturday, Jun 07 2008

In his first ever appearance at the TT, Reeves has also claimed the Best Newcomer award and recorded the fastest ever lap in the sidecar class by a newcomer with a lap of 112.031mph. Tim and Patrick are also included in the manufacturers award won this year by LCR.

After securing a podium finish of third in the first race on Saturday, Reeves and Farrance were hoping to replicate their performance in Wednesday second encounter.

But the pace at the front was hot in the warm sunny conditions that were perfect for racing. Starting from 9th place, the current world and British champions set off at a good pace to complete the first 37.73-mile lap in seventh position.

Lap two saw them post their fastest lap of the week on the Gunther Reuschling/Eastern Airways backed LCR Suzuki, but it was not enough to move them further forward and they crossed the finish line at the end of lap three in sixth place, some 25 seconds behind former world champion Klaus Klaffenbock and Christian Parzer.

“Well what can I say,” said a delighted Tim Reeves. “We have surpassed all our expectations this week. We maybe thought a top five was possible but to finish third and sixth and be awarded third overall is really mint! I have enjoyed myself so much this last couple of weeks that I don’t want to go home. We will definitely be back next year, I can’t wait!!”

With the TT now over Tim and Patrick must turn their attention back to the World Championship and the next round at Sachsenring in Germany on June 22.

Tim will arrive back on the mainland on Sunday evening when he will immediately begin work on the F1 machine to prepare it for racing in two weeks time.

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