World Superside Championship, Race Report
Webbo wins at last
Defending World Sidecar champion Steve Webster and his passenger Paul Woodhead got their first win of the season in appalling conditions at Lausitzring today. While others literally lost their way in the poor visibility caused by a combination of spray, driving rain and misting visors, the pair cruised to a clear win over rivals, and title leaders, Klaffenbock and Parzer. Webster’s team mate Ian Guy went straight on at one of the new circuit’s corners, using the escape lane when he misjudged the corner due to visibility problems. He was followed by several more outfits who were simply following Guy’s tail lights as they could see little else in the conditions.
After the race several teams protested after it was found that Klaffenbock’s outfit was too low to the ground. The outcome of the protest was undecided when this report was posted. The Austrian finished second in the race, over 17 seconds behind Webster. Muldoon and Crone had their first podium of the season finishing third. Steve Abbott still lies second in the title race despite retiring from the race.
Race resultPosition, Rider – passenger, nationality (rider), race time,1. Webster – Woodhead, GBR, 48’20.0202. Klaffenbock – Parzer, AUT, 48’37.0983. Muldoon – Crone, GBR, 50’32.0984. Roscher – Neubert, GER, 1 lap down5. Hauzenberger – Hanni, AUT, 1 lap downChampionship leadersRider, points1. Klaffenbock, 952. Abbott, 533. Webster, 454. Hauzenberger, 42
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