Superside - Hungaroring First Official Practice - May 27th 2005
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The Superside Teams had an opportunity to acclimatise to the Hungaroring circuit in unofficial practice sessions today. In typical sidecar camaraderie, World Championship leaders Tim & Tristan Reeves took the opportunity to help rivals Billy Gällros and Johnny Briggs sort out some handling problems with their Sourcecom BG Sidecar Sweden machine.
After the early free practice, the late evening was dedicated to the first practice session.
Jörg Steinhausen and Trevor Hopkinson were looking in determined mood as they powered their Steinhausen Racing Q8 machine the second fastest time on their circuit debut. "I am happy at the moment " said Jörg "But I still think we do not have the power to stay with the engines of Webster and Reeves in the race."
Reeves who finished second to Webster last year in the UEM series, set the fastest time in the 35 degree heat. "The conditions weren't ideal with the heat, but we were just getting used to the track and having a bit of fun" said Tim.
Reigning Champions Steve Webster & Paul Woodhead were running in their new engine after the problems at Brands Hatch, but suffered another electrical problem on the Castrol Suzuki, leaving them down in 15th position with a lot of work to do tomorrow.
The real work begins in the first official qualify session which starts at 11:40hrs on Saturday.