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Sep 1, 2001

Webster Fastest In Sidecar Final Qualifying In Germany

From a Superside press release:<BR><BR>Sidecar World Champion Steve Webster qualified fastest for tomorrow's race, held in conjunction with the Superbike World Championship event at Oschersleben, Germany.<BR><BR>Points leader Klaus Klaffenbock, who was unable to make an impression in yesterday's first qualifying session because of engine trouble, bounced back today to finish fourth-fastest in Saturday-morning qualifying for the seventh round of the Championship.<BR><BR>Klaffenbock and Webster, who shaved half a second off yesterday's time, are running neck-and-neck at the top of the points standings.<BR><BR>But they both know that it will be difficult to have it their own way this weekend as Steve Abbott poses a major threat, having finished all three sessions in second place.<BR><BR>Jorg Steinhausen completed the front row on home territory by claiming third in the dying seconds of the sunny session.<BR><BR>British wildcards and multiple TT winners, Rob Fisher and Rick Long, dropped almost four seconds to qualify in sixth position.<BR><BR>Qualifying Results:<BR><BR>1. Webster/Woodhead, 1:32.428<BR>2. Abbott/Biggs, 1:33.077<BR>3. Steinhausen/Hopkinson, 1:33.885<BR>4. Klaffenbock/Parzer, 1:34.538<BR>5. Hanks/Biggs, 1:35.495<BR>6. Fisher/Long, 1:35.792<BR>7. Guy/Peach, 1:35.842<BR>8. Muldoon/Crone, 1:36.823<BR>9. Schroder/Waffler, 1:36.963<BR>10. Van Gils/Van Gils, 1:37.078