|Using Maxton's GP10 rear shock, Tim Reeves enjoyed a successful weekend of racing at Knockhill at the weekend when the Kent driver and passenger Gregory Cluze won all three races at the annual Jock Taylor 'Super Prix' meeting. Held in memory of Scotland's former World Champion and 4-times Isle of Man TT winner, Tim and Gregory were unbeatable throughout the two days of action and Tim was finally able to lay his hands on one of the most sought after trophies in sidecar racing.
After qualifying in third place for the three 10-lap races, albeit by just 0.056s, Tim slotted into 3rd place at the end of the opening lap of Saturday's race before moving up to second a lap later. By lap 3, he'd taken the lead from Phil Bell/Ashley Hawes and he was able to control things from the front, eventually coming home 1.390s clear. Sunday's opening race saw Tim have it a lot easier and he led the race from start to finish, taking the chequered flag some 3.337s ahead of the same Bell/Hawes combination. The final race around the 1.287-mile circuit was again a start to finish victory for Tim and Gregory and they were able to ease off in the final stages to complete their hat-trick, this time 0.497s ahead of Bell and Hawes.
The event, held 28 years to the day since Taylor tragically lost his life at the Finnish GP at Imatra, was taking place at Knockhill for the final time and there was further joy for Tim when he was informed that the Taylor trophy would remain in his house for keeps.
|Using Maxton's GP10 rear shock, Tim Reeves and passenger Gregory Cluze dominated the latest round of the Eastern Airways 'Battle of Britain' British F1 Sidecar Championship with the Anglo-French pairing comfortably winning all three races at Brands Hatch over the weekend. The duo were unstoppable around the Indy circuit also setting pole position and recording the fastest lap in each race to tighten their grip on the Championship with three rounds remaining.
Despite only completing a handful of laps in the free practice session, Tim was immediately on the pace in the first qualifying session and, with a lap of 47.924s, he was able to comfortably slot into provisional pole position, some 0.741s clear of regular sparring partners Ben and Tom Birchall. The time was never seriously threatened in the second and final qualifying session so Tim didn't feel the need to go out and push further, instead concentrating on running a few parts in for the first 16-lap race on Sunday.