In the first race of the week, the TT Formula 1, Jefferies set out at a pace that no other rider could match. Jefferies relentlessly posted the fastest ever times around the TT course building up an advantage over John McGuiness and Jim Moodie. A new record lap speed of 126.68mph helped Jefferies to more than a minutes advantage over the chasing riders.However, the TT always has it's fair share of dramas, and what seemed like a cake walk for the new hero of the TT became an anxious last lap. Exiting Ramsey Hairpin for the 6th and final time, the Suzuki stuck fast in 3rd gear. Jefferies had 12 miles left to race over what is one of the fastest sections of the TT course. In what must of felt like an eternity, Jefferies coaxed his bike home safely. His mastery of the TT course and his pure speed during those first laps gifted Jefferies enough time to take victory - the final margin was still a healthy 36 seconds. Jefferies bossed around the big Suzuki in spectacular style. His dominance continued throughout TT week, taking victories in the Production 1000 and the Senior, becoming the only rider to score a hat-trick of hat-tricks and setting a new outright lap record speed of over 127mph. The likable Yorkshireman had proved himself to be one of the all time TT greats.
|Measurements:||640 x 450 mm|
|Speciality:||numbered and signed by the Artist|