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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...

Sun 27 Jul 2003
Brands Hatch: Michelin race report

Brands Hatch: Michelin race report

Ducati's 2003 Superbike season is perfect so far. The Italian manufacturer has won all 18 races and is the new World Champion. Ducati shares 14 of those 18 victories with Michelin. Race One John Reynolds (Suzuki) took the early lead with Regis...

Brands Hatch: Team Ducati race report

Brands Hatch: Team Ducati race report

Brands Hatch (England), 27 July 2003: Neil Hodgson edged closer to the 2003 World Superbike title with a second and a fifth place in the two races at Brands Hatch, as Shane Byrne picked up both race wins for Monstermob Ducati. Team-mate Ruben Xaus...

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...

Brands Hatch: Ten Kate Honda race notes

Brands Hatch: Ten Kate Honda race notes

Vermeulen extends championship lead by two points. Chris Vermeulen increased the gap at the top of the World Supersport Championship with a steady sixth place at Brands Hatch. The title leader struggled for grip during the race after taking ...

Sat 26 Jul 2003
Brands Hatch: Ducati qualifying notes

Brands Hatch: Ducati qualifying notes

Xaus and Hodgson sixth and eleventh quickest in wet Superpole session at Brands Hatch. Brands Hatch (England), 26 July 2003: Ruben Xaus will start tomorrow's European Round of the World Superbike championship from sixth place on the grid while...

Fri 25 Jul 2003
Brands Hatch: Team Ducati preview

Brands Hatch: Team Ducati preview

Brands Hatch (England), Thursday 24 July: The Ducati Fila team faces a crucial time this weekend at Brands Hatch as the World Superbike Championship moves to the legendary British circuit for round 9 of 12. The Laguna Seca results, which saw Neil...

Brands Hatch: Team Ducati Friday report

Brands Hatch: Team Ducati Friday report

Brands Hatch (England), Friday 25 July: Ruben Xaus (Ducati Fila) was the master of the appalling weather conditions in Friday qualifying at Brands Hatch as the Spanish rider put in a quick lap at the end of the session to take provisional pole.

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 ...

Wed 23 Jul 2003
Mid-Ohio crucial to standings

Mid-Ohio crucial to standings

DUBLIN, Ohio (July 22, 2003) - With just three events left on the American Motorcyclists Association (AMA) U.S. Superbike Tour, championship points are as scarce as ever. Hosting a Wiseco Superbike 100 doubleheader as well as Supersport, ...

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...

Mon 14 Jul 2003
Laguna Seca: Team Ducati race report

Laguna Seca: Team Ducati race report

Ruben Xaus (Ducati Fila) put the seal on a great days' racing at Laguna Seca circuit in California in front of 92,000 spectators with a win in race 2 after crashing out of the lead in the first race. Championship leader Neil Hodgson twice finished...

Laguna Seca Ducati Saturday notes

Laguna Seca Ducati Saturday notes

Ruben Xaus and Neil Hodgson will start from row 2 of the grid for the US Round of the World Superbike Championship at Laguna Seca after setting seventh and eight quickest time in this afternoon's Superpole session. Multiple AMA Superbike...