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Mid-Ohio: Ducati Austin race two report

Lexington (Ohio) - Sunday July 25, 2004: Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin's Eric Bostrom finished seventh in Sunday's AMA Superbike race at Mid-Ohio and maintained his fourth-overall standing after the weekend. Bostrom achieved the same result as in...

Lexington (Ohio) - Sunday July 25, 2004: Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin's Eric Bostrom finished seventh in Sunday's AMA Superbike race at Mid-Ohio and maintained his fourth-overall standing after the weekend. Bostrom achieved the same result as in Saturday's 26 lap race despite the cooler conditions and threat of rain at the 2.4 mile circuit.

"It wasn't any better today. We tried some new things for this race and the grip at the rear was much better, but we had some real moments out there. I tried to push harder but I lost the front a few times and had to save it with my knee," said the former Mid-Ohio race winner. "With things being the way they were, there wasn't much more for us to smile about today."

The recently resurfaced Mid-Ohio track with its combination of asphalt and concrete made finding an ideal set-up for the Michelin-shod Ducati 999R challenging.

"We're all frustrated because we want better results," said Racing Manager Tom Bodenbach. "The team isn't satisfied and Eric isn't satisfied. We'll be doing a lot of testing before the next round and hopefully we can get the front working the way Eric needs for it to so we can put the bike where it belongs."

An upcoming test at Road Atlanta will give the crew a chance to continue development work. The team's race shop is just outside the Braselton, Georgia track and the circuit is the site of the next AMA Superbike round.

"I'm looking forward to the testing we'll do before the next race," said Eric, who won last year at the southern venue. "Road Atlanta is one of my favorite tracks and hopefully we can get some things accomplished there."

Round 10 (races 15 and 16) of the AMA Superbike championship will take place at Road Atlanta on September 3-5.

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