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Sat 13 Dec 2003
Team Ducati Valencia test notes 2003-12-12

Team Ducati Valencia test notes 2003-12-12

Italian Lorenzo Lanzi has concluded the latest test for the factory Ducati 749R, the bike that will mark Ducati Corse's return to the World Supersport arena in the 2004 championship, with a major improvement on the time he recorded in ...

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...

Thu 20 Nov 2003
Eric Bostrom named by Ducati for AMA title challenge
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Eric Bostrom named by Ducati for AMA title challenge

Bologna (Italy), Wednesday, 19 November 2003: Eric Bostrom is set to spearhead the Ducati attack on the 2004 AMA Superbike championship in one of the most exciting challenges seen in North America's premier motorcycle racing series for many ...

Sat 15 Nov 2003
Team Ducati Valencia test notes 2003-11-13

Team Ducati Valencia test notes 2003-11-13

Valencia (Spain), 13 November 2003: The Ducati Fila 2004 World Superbike championship pairing of Regis Laconi and James Toseland made their first appearance for the team this week as they completed a three-day testing session at the Valencia...

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 ...

Wed 29 Oct 2003
TKH names 2004 riders

TKH names 2004 riders

Karl Muggeridge and Broc Parkes will ride for World Champions, Ten Kate Honda in the 2004 World Supersport championship aboard the all-conquering CBR600RR machine. The exciting pairing will aim to clinch a third consecutive World Supersport...

Mon 20 Oct 2003
Magny Cours: Michelin season finale report

Magny Cours: Michelin season finale report

Two wins for Ducati Fila-Michelin. Neil Hodgson (Ducati Fila-Michelin) won race 1 and Ruben Xaus (Ducati Fila-Michelin) followed suit in race 2 at the 2003 World Superbike championship finale, in France. Troy Corser (Foggy Petronas ...

Magny Cours: Ducati season finale race report

Magny Cours: Ducati season finale race report

Hodgson and Xaus (Ducati Fila) share the wins in Magny-Cours finale. Magny-Cours (France), 19 October 2003: Ducati Fila riders Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus finished off the season in fine style with a win apiece in the final round of the World ...

Magny Cours: Ten Kate Honda race report

Magny Cours: Ten Kate Honda race report

Muggeridge hits 'fever' pitch at Magny-Cours. Ten Kate Honda's Karl Muggeridge notched up his third consecutive win of the year in the 11th and final round of the World Supersport championship at Magny-Cours in France. The 29-year-old ...

Sun 19 Oct 2003
Magny Cours: Ducati final qualifying report

Magny Cours: Ducati final qualifying report

Front row starts for Hodgson and Xaus (Ducati Fila) in Superbike finale at Magny-Cours. Magny-Cours (France), 18 October 2003: Ducati Fila riders Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus both improved on their Friday qualifying times to end up with front-row...

Magny Cours: Ten Kate Honda qualifying report

Magny Cours: Ten Kate Honda qualifying report

Ten Kate Honda's recently crowned World Supersport champion, Chris Vermeulen snatched pole position with a red-hot final lap in qualifying on Saturday at Magny-Cours in France. "I made a silly mistake on my last lap but I am very pleased with...

Sat 18 Oct 2003
Magny Cours: TKH Friday qualifying notes

Magny Cours: TKH Friday qualifying notes

Ten Kate Honda's recently crowned World Supersport champion, Chris Vermeulen posted the second fastest time in Friday's first qualifying session at Magny-Cours in France. The young Australian set a time of 1m 44.143s and concluded the ...

Magny Cours: Ducati qualifying notes

Magny Cours: Ducati qualifying notes

Xaus sixth and Hodgson ninth in Magny-Cours Friday qualifying Magny-Cours (France), 17 October 2003: Ducati Fila riders Ruben Xaus and Neil Hodgson could only manage sixth and ninth quickest times respectively in Magny-Cours first qualifying as...

Fri 17 Oct 2003
Magny Cours: Michelin season finale preview

Magny Cours: Michelin season finale preview

Celebrating 16 years of Michelin victories. Since the start of the world Superbike championship in 1988, Michelin riders have won 267 races out of 385 (a 69.3% win record). Michelin won 25 out of 26 races in 2002 and 18 out of 22 this ...

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...

Thu 16 Oct 2003
Magny Cours: Ducati season finale preview

Magny Cours: Ducati season finale preview

Magny-Cours (France), 16 October 2003 : Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus (Ducati Fila) bring the 2003 World Superbike championship to a close this weekend as the season finale gets underway at the Formula 1 circuit of Magny-Cours in central France....

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...

Imola: Team Ducati race report

Imola: Team Ducati race report

Imola (Italy), 28 September '03: Ruben Xaus (Ducati Fila) scored a superb double victory at Imola today to clinch second place in the championship and help Ducati Fila score a resounding 1-2 finish in the standings. Championship winner Neil...

Sat 27 Sep 2003
Imola: Team Ducati qualiyfing report

Imola: Team Ducati qualiyfing report

Imola (Italy), 27 September '03: Today saw an intense day of activity at the Autodromo Enzo & Dino Ferrari Circuit in Imola, the scene for the penultimate round of the World Superbike Championship. Ruben Xaus (Ducati Fila) clinched the battle for...

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...

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...

Thu 25 Sep 2003
Imola: Team Ducati preview

Imola: Team Ducati preview

Imola (Italy), 25 September: Imola, the scene for last year's titanic battle between Bayliss (Ducati) and Edwards (Honda), opens its gates again this weekend to World Superbike, which reaches the penultimate round of the 2003 championship. Team ...

Imola: Michelin preview

Imola: Michelin preview

Hodgson looking to celebrate world title at Ducati home track Neil Hodgson (Ducati Fila-Michelin) rode to the 2003 World Superbike title at the last round, in Assen, on September 7. He comes to Italy ready to celebrate his new crown at a track...

Thu 11 Sep 2003
Ducati's champion Hodgson press conference

Ducati's champion Hodgson press conference

Just hours after stepping off the Assen podium with the 2003 World Superbike Championship trophy in his hands, Ducati Fila's Neil Hodgson faced up to questioning from the world's press. What follows is a transcript of Neil's press...

Sun 07 Sep 2003
Assen: Michelin race report

Assen: Michelin race report

Hodgson is new champ Neil Hodgson (Ducati Fila-Michelin) took a win and a second place at Assen today-- and the world title. It is Michelin's 12th title in 16 seasons of World Superbike racing. Race one. Neil Hodgson led the first lap...

Ducati's Hodgson wraps up championship

Ducati's Hodgson wraps up championship

Assen (Netherlands), Sunday 7 September: Britain's Neil Hodgson (Ducati Fila) wrapped up the 2003 World Superbike Championship with second place in race 1 behind Ruben Xaus and a thrilling victory in race 2 at the Dutch circuit today. Hodgson, who...

Assen: Ten Kate Honda qualifying report

Assen: Ten Kate Honda qualifying report

Ten Kate duo in Dutch demolition Ten Kate Honda's Chris Vermeulen and Karl Muggeridge put on a scintillating display to post the two fastest times in the first session of qualifying here in Assen, Holland, in round nine of the World Supersport...

Assen: Ten Kate Honda qualifying notes

Assen: Ten Kate Honda qualifying notes

Ten Kate Honda's Chris Vermeulen and Karl Muggeridge will start in first and second places on the grid in Sunday's ninth World Supersport championship race at Assen, Holland. The Saturday downpour meant that Friday's times remained unchanged...

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 ...

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 05 Sep 2003
Assen: Team Kate Honda Friday  qualifying notes

Assen: Team Kate Honda Friday qualifying notes

Ten Kate Honda's Chris Vermeulen and Karl Muggeridge put on a scintillating display to post the two fastest times in the first session of qualifying here in Assen, Holland, in round nine of the World Supersport championship. "The team has been...

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 ...

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 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...

Fri 01 Aug 2003
Privateer teams enjoy success

Privateer teams enjoy success

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (July 31, 2004) -- Jason Pridmore's pair of second-place finishes at the Mid-Ohio doubleheader of the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship last weekend on his Attack Suzuki marked the best finish in the series for a ...

Tue 29 Jul 2003
Michelin Suzuka 8 Hour endurance preview

Michelin Suzuka 8 Hour endurance preview

Michelin aim for more Eight Hour glory Every year, the world's best riders come to Japan to ride the most technically advanced Superbikes at the Suzuka Eight Hours. The event is of paramount importance to the Japanese manufacturers and...