JUST as it looked like things could not get better for Tommy Philp and Jonny Allum in the F1 sidecar championship they showed us they could.

Last week saw the Brian Gray Powerbiking Race Team pair take the full hand in all four of their races - pole position, race win and the fastest lap - in mixed weather conditions at Snetterton.

Despite four spins in wet qualifying, they managed to take pole for the first race by more than five seconds.

The duo were soon in front but, with wet patches on the track, they span again on lap three. Such was their lead, they managed to hang on to first place ahead of Andy Peach and Adam Geddes.

This was the very first race for Geddes, so it could have been a completely different story as Peach is a seasoned ex-GP and current British Championship sidecar contender.

With Jon Bicknell and Phil Ensor failing to finish,

Windsor-based Philp

and Allum, from Portsmouth, pulled further ahead in the championship by another 25 points.

Peach and Geddes got the holeshot into Riches in race two, but Philp and Allum managed to go around the outside and pull clear again as they headed for win number two.

Bicknell and Ensor once again failed to finish, gifting another 25 points to the High Wycombe-based team.

Race three nearly ended in disaster as Peach and Geddes took the holeshot once again, but this time they waited until the second corner to take the lead and started to pull away. However, the brakes jammed on and it nearly caused them to have two big crashes.

Philp rolled off and nursed the bike home but such was their lead that they still held on to take the win.

This time Bicknell and Ensor managed to finish in eighth position.

Thanks to Andy and Jason Pitt the problem was solved in time for the last race of the weekend and the pair took another decisive win over Bicknell and Ensor, who finally had a trouble-free race and took second place.

Philp and Allum put in their fastest lap of two minutes and 1.760 seconds (2:01.760) on the fifth lap, which would have put them on the podium in the British Championship at Snetterton last year.

The duo left Snetterton with a 97 point lead over Bicknell and Ensor in the Championship.