Broth­ers ex­tend their lead

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Tim and Tris­tan Reeves ex­tended their lead in the Eastern Air­ways Bri­tish F1 Side­car Cham­pi­onships to 45 points at Snet­ter­ton last week­end. The Ten­ter­den- based broth­ers fin­ished run­ners-up in the open­ing race.

De­spite start­ing at the back of the grid in 19th place, hav­ing suf­fered me­chan­i­cal prob­lems in qual­i­fy­ing, they pro­duced a thrilling ride, set­ting a new lap record in the process, be­fore be­ing pipped by win­ners Sean He­garty and Calum Law­son by 0.674 sec­onds.

They went from last to ninth on the open­ing lap, con­tin­u­ing to force their way through the field and set­ting up a thrilling fi­nale, He­garty hold­ing on to claim top spot. Tim and Tris­tan went one bet­ter sec­ond time out, claim­ing their sev­enth win of the sea­son.

Lapping just a frac­tion out­side their new record, they won by 4.6secs, fin­ish­ing ahead of Andy Peach and Char­lie Richard­son

He­garty failed to fin­ish, af­ter be­ing forced to re­tire. Tim now turns his at­ten­tions back to the roads, head­ing to the Isle of Man for the South­ern 100 meet­ing, re­unit­ing with TT pas­sen­ger Dan Sayle.

Pic­ture: Glynne Lewis

IN THE FAST LANE: Tim and Tris­tan Reeves on their way to vic­tory

at Snet­ter­ton

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