Superside - Two Podiums for Klaffenböck/Parzer at Schleiz - May 14th 2007
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The Superside race weekend at Schleiz was the last great test for Klaffi and
Parzer before they start at this year's TT. Klaus and Christian took part in
the two International Sidecar Championship races and took two podiums.
After finishing fastest in qualifying they started from the pole in both
races. In the first heat on Saturday the two Austrians made a perfect start
getting the hole shot. They opened the throttle and proved their performance
again, with a 1:38.663 lap time there was no chance for the competitors.
Reuter/Baydar (1:41.419) finished second and Steffes/Liesenfeld (1:43.494)
On Sunday they were even faster with a 1:37.888 and a maximum speed of
139.935 km/h, but Hock/Becker took the win. The Germans used a F1 sidecar and
with their 1200ccm engine they had much more power than Klaffi and Parzer
with their 600ccm engine for the TT.
Klaus Klaffenböck said: "The first race yesterday when we got the hole shot
was really perfect. Today Hock/Becker have been faster - that's no question.
But with the 1220ccm engine they had a big advantage on the Schleiz race
track with its hills. Uphill we had no chance with our smaller engine. But
in total we are really happy after this weekend. We even had enough time to
test different things for the TT. We are very well prepared now for the
great event on the IoM. There are only some days left and then we start with
the trucks in the direction of England. On Saturday May 26th we will do our
first practice lap on the island."