Klaus Klaffenbock has announced his retirement from TT racing.
The Austrian first started competing in the Isle of Man in 2004 and quickly became a favourite of the fans as he tried to achieve his lifetime ambition of winning one of the sidecar races.
After years of trying he exceeded his aim with a double at TT2010 and added another this year with passenger Dan Sayle.
In a press release Klaffi says he will be maintaining an involvement with the TT in the future as it has always been such a special place for him and he is extremely fond of the Island .
He goes on to add his thanks to passenger Dan Sayle, sponsors Manx Gas, A&J Groundworks, Manx Telecom, Home Strategic, GTC, Alpha Boilers and everyone else who has supported him, in particular all the TT fans.