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Bostrom Gains Valuable Points To Move Up in Overall Standings Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin's Eric Bostrom moved up two places in the overall standings with his seventh place finish in today's Barber Motorsports Park Superbike race. Eric ...

Bostrom Gains Valuable Points To Move Up in Overall Standings

Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin's Eric Bostrom moved up two places in the overall standings with his seventh place finish in today's Barber Motorsports Park Superbike race. Eric endured the Alabama heat and the tough track surface for the 28-lap, 100 kilometer final, which included a red-flagged segment that saw a complete restart. The 27-year-old from Las Vegas, Nevada is now fifth overall in AMA Superbike points after this weekend.

"It was good to finish again but we need to pick things up to get where we should be," said Eric. "Actually, our best time today was faster by about six-tenths of a second per lap than yesterday. We're still working on getting things the way they need to be. We've improved our lap times over the last two days to get to a point where things are better, but our rivals aren't exactly sitting still while we play catch up."

Race manager Tom Bodenbach commented, "Even though our position wasn't as good as it was in the Saturday race, Eric's lap times were better. That's encouraging. Eric is working hard, the team is working hard, and Michelin is working hard. We still have a lot further to go but we will keep our focus. Our goal is to get back on the podium as soon as possible."

Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colorado hosts the next AMA Superbike Championship round on May 23. Eric has won four of the seven previous Pikes Peak Superbike races.

RACE 1: 1. Mladin (Suzuki); 2. Zemke (Honda); 3. Duhamel (Honda); 4. E. Bostrom (Ducati); 5. Hayes (Kawasaki); 6. Haner (Suzuki); etc. RACE 2: 1. Duhamel (Honda); 2. Zemke (Honda); 3. Mladin (Suzuki); 4. Yates (Suzuki); 5. B. Bostrom (Honda); 6. Hayes (Kawasaki); 7. E. Bostrom (Ducati); etc.

POINTS: 1. Mladin 243; 2. Duhamel 218; 3. Zemke 216; 4. May 154; 5. E. Bostrom 147; 6. Acree 136; etc.

-www.ducatiaustin.com

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