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Isle of Man TT: Sidecar World Champion Tim Reeves to make TT debut

Published: 03 December 2007

Triple World Sidecar Champion Tim Reeves is to make his debut in next year’s Isle of Man TT races.

His debut will see him become the highest profile sidecar newcomer since Klaus Klaffenböck in 2004 and with fellow GP ace Mike Roscher also on the entry list, it’s clear the sidecars are enjoying a resurgence at the TT.

The 35-year-old, who only started competing as a driver in 1999, has enjoyed a rapid rise to the top of the three-wheeled discipline. Having established himself on the British scene with numerous wins, he progressed on to the world stage, challenging the established guard of Steve Webster and co almost immediately.

Tim Reeves clinched his first world title in 2005, just six years after he first sat behind the controls and has since gone on to take the crown three years in succession and is, without doubt, the undisputed number one in the sport.

The Maidstone based driver has previously expressed an interest in competing at the Isle of Man TT but commitments elsewhere have prevented his participation.

Next year though, he is free of those commitments and has been on the Island recently to study the course and begin his preparations.

Reeves said: “The TT is one of the most iconic events in world motorsport and I’m really looking forward to the challenge of competing on the mountain circuit.

“I have already visited the Island to study the course and I can’t wait to get on the start line”.

Paul Phillips, Motorsport Development Manager, Isle of Man Government, added:  “His entry for the races is a terrific coup for the event and further strengthens and confirms our recruitment approach which is attracting the biggest and best competitors to the TT.”

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