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Win for David Molyneux and Rick Long in Sidecar B 6 June 2007

The second Bavaria F2 Sidecar race was equally as dramatic as the first with Dave Molyneux and Rick Long claiming their second win of the week. It was Moly's 13th win and Long?s 8th, firmly cementing their standing as the most successful driver and passenger in the TT?s history. However, it could have been so very different had Nick Crowe and Daniel Sayle not retired on the final lap.

The duo created their own bit of history as they moved the sidecar lap record to an astounding 116.667mph and they led the race by a commanding 38 seconds. No sooner had they crossed the line though their race was over with the engine expiring as they climbed Ballahutchin after exiting Union Mills. There was also heartbreak for Klaus Klaffenbock and Christian Parzer who looked like they may secure their first ever podium but they also retired on the final lap.

Molyneux was glad to accept the lead and he came home over 25 seconds clear of John Holden and Andrew Winkle with Steve Norbury and Scott Parnell again taking third, for a repeat of Monday's podium.

Norbury seized third on the final lap after the retirements of Crowe and Klaffenbock as well as Allan Schofield slowing on the third lap. Schofield and Peter Founds looked like they would claim their first ever podium but with Gary Horspole and Mark Cox crashing in front of them at Ballaugh they were unsettled and they dropped back to fifth with Simon Neary and Stuart Bond slotting into fourth. Cox escaped injury in the spill whilst Horspole suffered a shoulder injury.

Nigel Connole/Jamie Winn and Conrad Harrison/Kerry Williams again came through the field to take excellent sixth and seventh places with the top ten completed by Glyn Jones/Chris Lake, Tony Elmer/Darren Marshall and Kenny Howles/Doug Jewell.

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