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Road America: Ducati Austin race report

Bostrom Maintains Fourth in standings with Sixth Place Finish Elkhart Lake (Wisconsin) - Sunday June 6, 2004: Eric Bostrom finished sixth in race 2 of the AMA Superbike doubleheader at Road America, gaining important points to help maintain his...

Bostrom Maintains Fourth in standings with Sixth Place Finish

Elkhart Lake (Wisconsin) - Sunday June 6, 2004: Eric Bostrom finished sixth in race 2 of the AMA Superbike doubleheader at Road America, gaining important points to help maintain his current fourth-overall standing in the highly competitive series. The Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin rider made changes to his machine from Saturday's race in a bid to pick up the pace and possibly contend for his second AMA Superbike victory this season, but came up a little short.

"Today was a lot like yesterday but we held our lap times more consistently. They didn't fade at the end like they did yesterday," Eric said of the 16-lap event held in cloudy weather conditions.

The changes that the team made to the Ducati 999R moved in the right direction once again. "This weekend, we needed a little more from the lap times to run up front. We're still not carrying enough corner speed to do the lap times we want; still, the rest of the set-up is great and the bike is very, very good."

"The other guys are riding great and that makes it tough. If you're off just a little bit, you'll end up off the pace," he added.

Following a red-flag incident on lap five, Eric briefly led on the restart. "We got another great start - the bike is just incredible getting off the line."

Bostrom and the Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin crew will next race at Brainerd International Raceway on June 25-27 in round 7 (race 11) of the AMA Superbike Championship. "I like the track and Ducati is sponsoring the event," Eric said. "It should be a good one!"

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

POINTS: 1. Mladin 329; 2. Duhamel 319; 3. Zemke 311; 4. E Bostrom 235; 5. May 220; 6. B Bostrom 184; etc.

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