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Road Atlanta: Ducati Austin race one report

Early Exit For Bostrom in Race 1 at Road Atlanta Braselton (Georgia) - September 4, 2004: Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin's Eric Bostrom saw his Saturday at Road Atlanta end unexpectedly after a crash on the first lap of the race put him out of...

Early Exit For Bostrom in Race 1 at Road Atlanta

Braselton (Georgia) - September 4, 2004: Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin's Eric Bostrom saw his Saturday at Road Atlanta end unexpectedly after a crash on the first lap of the race put him out of the event.

"I was trying to make a pass and highsided. I'm not sure if I got into the marbles or what, but the rear came all the way around on me. It's a real shame, because the Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin team was going good this weekend. I think we would have been up there in the race. Our times on race tires were consistent," explained Eric.

Although he ran as high as third on the Ducati 999R during Saturday's qualifying session, Bostrom eventually took seventh spot and was trying to continue his string of good starts in 2004 when he fell.

"I'm in a bit of pain," Bostrom said after the race. "I'm not sure what we're going to do for tomorrow but I'm going to see Doug Polen's doctor. I have some extra hardware in there from my Laguna Seca crash last year so I want to be extra careful with the shoulder."

"Things looked promising after some good lap times on race tires in the morning compared to the other riders," said Racing Manager Tom Bodenbach. "We'll see what Eric's condition is in the morning and see how things turn out for tomorrow's race."

Race two of the doubleheader at Road Atlantra is scheduled for tomorrow at 3:00 EDT.

-www.ducatiaustin.com

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