Lydden Hill: Reeves and Rousseau retain Sidecar Burn Up crown

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SIDECAR legend Tim Reeves and Kevin Rousseau defended their Sidecar Burn Up crown this weekend with a flawless performance at Lydden Hill.

Returning to his local circuit between duties in Europe and the FIM series, the eight-time world champ dominated all four F1 races before destroying the field to win the Burn Up title yet again.

After qualifying 1.2sec clear of short bike runners Harry Payne and Mark Wilkes, Reeves and Rousseau took off like scalded cats at the start of race one, leading the FSRA F2 Cup champs by almost 1.5sec with just a lap in the bag.

From there, they were unstoppable as they pulled a gap of 8.273sec at the flag, with Payne and Wilkes second as Craig Clarke and Peter Ensor got the better of Ryan and Callum Crowe for third.

Payne and Wilkes (45) came the closest of anyone, but they were still no match for Reeves and Rousseau (77)…

It was another lights-to-flag win for Reeves and Rousseau in race two as they gapped Payne and Wilkes by more than nine seconds at the flag, while the Crowes rounded out the rostrum.

The duo made it three from three on Sunday morning as the Crowes led a four-way battle for second with Andy Peach/Ken Edwards, Payne/Wilkes and Clarke/Ensor behind all dicing for podium honours. And as Reeves and Rousseau made it a full house with a race four victory by almost 14sec, it was another scrap for the runner-up spot as Peach/Edwards got there first with the Crowes less than half a second behind in third.

With Reeves and Rousseau on pole for the feature Burn Up race, it was no surprise to see the Bonovo Action outfit rocketing into the distance for its fifth win of the weekend, leaving Peach and Edwards to bank second 11.594sec off the win, as Ian Guy and Ben Rainsley scored third.

Click here for results from the 2021 Lord of Lydden

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