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Sat 08 Nov 2003
Michelin plans to continue success

Michelin plans to continue success

LAS VEGAS - Vehicle manufacturers and technology developers often claim that their motorsports programs provide a proving ground for new technologies. When pressed, they can sometimes point to an electronics package, transmission or an engine ...

Fri 21 Feb 2003
Ducati Corse signs sponsor partner

Ducati Corse signs sponsor partner

Oracle and Ducati together on the racing track. Milan, February 20, 2003 - Oracle Italia, a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL), the world's largest enterprise software company, announced today that it has struck a partnership with...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
IRL: Honda announces new President and CEO

IRL: Honda announces new President and CEO

Tokyo, 22 April, 2003 --- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that Mr. Takeo Fukui will become the company's sixth President and Chief Executive Officer effective in late June 2003. Mr. Fukui, 58, currently a Senior Managing and Representative...

Fri 26 Sep 2003
Imola: Team Ducati Friday qualifying notes

Imola: Team Ducati Friday qualifying notes

Imola (Italy), 26 September: Ruben Xaus and Neil Hodgson powered their Ducati Fila 999 machines to a provisional third and fourth place on the grid in Friday first qualifying for the Imola World Superbike round. James Toseland (HM Plant...

Sun 27 Jul 2003
Brands Hatch: Van Zon Honda TKR race report

Brands Hatch: Van Zon Honda TKR race report

Disappointment for Van Zon Honda TKR at Brands Hatch It was a hot day at Brands Hatch, a welcome surprise after the previous wet weather of the weekend. But the change in weather made it difficult for teams to arrive at a working setting. Iain...

Mon 19 May 2003
Steve Martin Monza race report

Steve Martin Monza race report

Great weekend for Steve Martin in Monza Australian Steve Martin rode to two top ten finishes in the fourth round of the World Superbike championship in Monza this weekend. He finished race one in ninth and then improved on that with ...

Fri 25 Apr 2003
Sugo: Ducati preview

Sugo: Ducati preview

Team Ducati Fila hungry for more success in Japan. Ducati Fila riders Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus aim to continue their 100% 1-2 win record at this weekend's Japanese Round of the World Superbike Championship, which takes place at the Sugo ...

Fri 05 Sep 2003
Assen: Ducati Fila preview

Assen: Ducati Fila preview

Assen (Netherlands), Thursday 4 September : Britain's Neil Hodgson (Ducati Fila), father of newly-born Holly Jean, will be facing up to the most crucial race of his career this weekend at Assen, Netherlands as he attempts to clinch the 2003 World...

Sat 01 Mar 2003
Valencia: Ducati Friday qualifying notes

Valencia: Ducati Friday qualifying notes

The new Ducati 999 quick at Valencia. Hodgson and Xaus (Team Ducati Fila) first and third in Friday qualifying. Valencia (Spain), Friday 28 February 2003 - Team Ducati Fila riders Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus set first and third quickest times in...

Sun 15 Jun 2003
Van Zon Honda Silverstone race report

Van Zon Honda Silverstone race report

Silverstone set up problems for WSS Van Zon Honda TKR The Van Zon Honda TKR team struggled with the tough track conditions at Silverstone, with a combination of bumps, slow and fast turns and heat conspired to make qualifying a nightmare for the...

Fri 25 Jul 2003
Brands Hatch: Ten Kate Honda first qualifying report

Brands Hatch: Ten Kate Honda first qualifying report

Rain fails to stop play for Ten Kate Honda at Brands Hatch Ten Kate Honda rider Karl Muggeridge shrugged off appalling conditions at Brands Hatch for the first timed qualifying session for round eight of the World Supersport ...

Sat 31 May 2003
Ocschersleben: Ten Kate Racing first qualifying report

Ocschersleben: Ten Kate Racing first qualifying report

Ten Kate Honda start Oschersleben weekend on top. Karl Muggeridge took his Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR straight to the top of the timesheets in the first qualifying session in Oschersleben ahead of Sunday's round five of the World Supersport ...

Sun 07 Sep 2003
Assen: Ducati final qualifying notes

Assen: Ducati final qualifying notes

Assen (Netherlands), Saturday 6 September: Neil Hodgson (Ducati Fila) and Pierfrancesco Chili (PSG-1 Ducati) produced an extraordinary battle for Superpole in view of Sunday's Dutch Round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen. The ...

Mon 31 Mar 2003
Phillip Island: Ducati race notes

Phillip Island: Ducati race notes

Hodgson and Xaus keep up Ducati Fila winning record with double win in Australia. Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus kept up Ducati Fila's winning streak with a 1-2 triumph in both Australian rounds of the World Superbike Championship at Phillip ...

Sun 07 Sep 2003
Assen: Ducati Friday qualifying notes

Assen: Ducati Friday qualifying notes

Assen (Netherlands), Friday 5 September: Neil Hodgson (Ducati Fila) started off this weekend's crucial Dutch round of the World Superbike championship in fine style with provisional third place in Friday qualifying at the Assen TT...

Fri 17 Oct 2003
Magny Cours: Ducati preview

Magny Cours: Ducati preview

Bologna (Italy), 16 October 2003: Ducati Corse wishes to confirm its official participation in the World Superbike championship, the world's most important production-based racing category, and announces that Regis Laconi and James Toseland will...

Wed 23 Jul 2003
Brands Hatch: Michelin preview

Brands Hatch: Michelin preview

Hodgson at home World championship leader Neil Hodgson (Ducati Fila-Michelin) can expect a hero's welcome at Brands Hatch this week-end. The Michelin man has had a tremendous season so far. His championship tally says it all: Hodgson leads on...

Sun 23 Feb 2003
Ducati Valencia test notes 2003-02-22

Ducati Valencia test notes 2003-02-22

Second day of SBK winter testing at Valencia interrupted by bad weather. Ruben Xaus (Team Ducati Fila) headed the timesheets today on the second day of official SBK pre-season testing at Valencia. In the afternoon the two Ducati Fila riders,...

Wed 03 Dec 2003
Bologna Motor Show preview

Bologna Motor Show preview

The World Superbike and Supersport Championship Paddock at The Bologna Motor Show Superbike and Supersport are on their way to the 2003 Motor Show and they are treating the occasion like another Grand Prix. In Hall 19, a 1200 m2 replica of...

Fri 05 Sep 2003
Assen: Michelin preview

Assen: Michelin preview

Hodgson ready for world title It would take a miracle for anyone to beat Neil Hodgson (Ducati Fila-Michelin) to the 2003 World Superbike title. "I'm looking forward to Assen to take that title," admits the Brit, who has 386 points and leads ...

Fri 26 Sep 2003
Imola: Ten Kate Honda Friday qalifying notes

Imola: Ten Kate Honda Friday qalifying notes

Ten Kate Honda's Chris Vermeulen shattered the lap record in a mind-blowing finale to the first qualifying session as he took provisional pole position in round 10 of the World Supersport championship at Imola, Italy on Friday. "I just put my...

Sun 26 Jan 2003
2003 FIM World Superbike schedule

2003 FIM World Superbike schedule

<pre> Date C Location Track 3-2 SPA Valencia Valencia 3-30 AUS Phillip Island Phillip Island 4-27 JPN Sugo Sugo 5-18 ITA Monza Monza 6-1 GER Ocschersleben ...

Tue 30 Sep 2003
Imola: Ten Kate Honda race report

Imola: Ten Kate Honda race report

Ten Kate Honda's Karl Muggeridge chalked up his second successive win ahead of team-mate Chris Vermeulen, who in turn clinched the 2003 World Supersport championship following a gripping toe-to-toe battle involving the two yellow CBR600RR...

Sat 30 Aug 2003
An interview with Niel Hodgson by Team Ducati

An interview with Niel Hodgson by Team Ducati

Hodgson (Ducati Fila) faces up to toughest week of his life Ducati Fila's Neil Hodgson is currently experiencing the proverbial 'calm before the storm' as he faces up to one of the biggest challenges of his career next week. But for the...