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May 12, 2001

Webster And Woodhouse On Sidecar Pole At Monza

By Gelnn LeSanto <BR> <BR>Steve Webster and passenger Paul Woodhouse clinched pole position for Sunday's Superside (sidecar) race at Monza with a stunning Superpole lap at 1:55.233, shaving more than a second off their best qualifying time. This feat is all the more spectacular when you consider that Woodhead should be resting in bed following recent operations to fix a serious problem with his right knee. His doctor had ordered him to spend six weeks giving the knee "total rest." <BR> <BR>Webster's arch-rival Klaffenbock finished 1.5 seconds back in third place while his former team-mate Steinhausen was closer with a time of 1:55.992 to take second on the grid.<BR> <BR> <BR>Superside Championship, Monza, Italy.<BR>Superpole Times<BR><BR>1. Webster/Woodhead, GB, Suzuki, 1:55.233 <BR>2. Steinhausen/Hetherington, Germany, Suzuki, 1:55.992 <BR>3. Klaffenbock/Parzer, Austria, Suzuki, 1:56.943 <BR>4. Abbott/Biggs, GB, Yamaha, 1:57.437 <BR>5. Hanks/Biggs, GB, Suzuki, 2:00.479 <BR>6. Guy/Peach, GB, Suzuki, 2:00.845 <BR>7. Van Gils/Van Gils, Holland, Suzuki, 2:02.385<BR>