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10th October 2004, Cartagena (Spain) Tatu Lauslehto and Pirelli are the 2004 Supersport European Champions after todayís results of the last European Championship event, held in the Spanish track of Cartagena.The Finnish Tatu Lauslehto (Honda) on Pirelli Dragon Supercorsa DOT 17î managed to win the race in front of the Spanish Jeronimo Castillejo (Honda) and the Finnish Tapi Haarala (Kawasaki, Dunlop). Before the event he was third in the Championship Standings, behind Diego Giugovaz (Honda) and the leader Stefen Folkesson (Honda, Pirelli), the favorite for the European title.

Unfortunately Folkesson, started in pole, slid on some oil left on the track while leading the group with 5 sec advantage, whilst the Italian Diego Giugovaz (Honda, Dunlop) arrived only fourth. Lauslehto, winning this race jumped on the top of the Championship Standings and was crowned 2004 Supersport European Champion.It should be remembered, however, that it is still pendant the appeal of Diego Giugovaz for his disqualification in Anderstorp (because of technical irregularities at his bike). Therefore, if the appeal will be accepted by the Disciplinary Commission, 25 points could be given back to him.

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Morgan Hill, California, October 9th 2004 -The first annual Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building has been won by Roger Goldammer of British Colombia, Canada, who is currently featured in the FastDates.com 2004 Iron & Lace Calendar. The noted parts engineer and motorcycle craftsman demonstrated a level of attention to detail and dedication to excellence that had judges, fellow competitors and event visitors alike drooling over his exquisite homage to boardtrack racers of old.

Goldammer carried off the cut-glass trophy, diamond-and-sapphire Championship ring, and $25,000 cash top prize in the freestyle class of the World Championship by the narrowest of margins. The independent panel of judges drawn from the US and European motorcycle Press placed Jesse Jurrens and Michael Prugh of Independent Cycle, Rapid City, South Dakota second, with Belgian builder Fred 'Krugger' Bertrand third.

The contest, widely described by competitors and judges alike as the highest standard custom bike competition any of them had ever seen, attracted 64 entries in total, across three classes, with 47 of them in the prestigious Freestyle class from which the World Champion was chosen.

The number of entries far exceeded the organisers' expectations and featured an extraordinary variety of custom bike design styles and motorcycle engineering innovations. Superb choppers were on show, but far from dominating the competition, the event demonstrated and reflected the glorious individualism and multiple strands of custom motorcycle engineering that have resulted in the sector achieving unprecedented levels of public exposure and popularity worldwide in recent years.

As befitting the name and ambition of the contest, the top ten Freestyle entries reflected the truly international nature of the custom V-twin industry, with five Americans, two Germans, a Canadian, a Belgian and a Frenchman taking the top spots. The American Motorcycle Dealer magagine produced ProShow competition which constitutes the Official World Championship was presented and generously supported by Global Motorsports Group custom V-twin sector parts distributor Custom Chrome at its 18th annual Dealer Show at Morgan Hill, California.

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Gibernau, Rossi and Capirossi on the Philip Island podium. To Honda's dismay Valentino Rossi reconfirmed himself as the world's best motorcycle racer on any brand of bike, period.

MotoGP World Championship, Grand Prix of Australia, Round: 15 of 16

Rossi Takes 2004 World Title with Yamaha at Phillip Island
Australia, Phillip Island, Australia October 15- 17th 2004
- Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha) secured the 2004 Riders’ Championship today at Phillip Island after winning an intense 27-lap battle with his main championship rival Sete Gibernau (Honda). The win gives Yamaha its first title in the premier class since 1992, and Rossi has now won more victories in one season than any Yamaha rider in history.

Ducati Marlboro Team rider Loris Capirossi stormed to a brilliant third-place finish. In cool, bright sunshine the Italian rode an ultra-determined race, battling for position until the very end. Team-mate Troy Bayliss also enjoyed a great race with the group fighting for fifth place, finally finishing ninth.

Gibernau Snatches MotoGP Pole
On a bright, fresh day at Phillip Island on the Bass Strait Sete Gibernau (Telefonica MoviStar Honda RC211V) took his fifth pole position of the season so far – just when he needed it most. The Spanish star recorded a lap time of 1m 30.122 seconds, one tenth of a second faster than Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) in second. Loris Capirossi (Ducati) completes the front row in third.

It's Sete's next to last chance to catch Rossi for the title.

Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa had very different finishes to their Phillip Island final qualifying session today, Rossi just missing out on pole position while Checa fell, without injury, in the final minutes of the session. Rossi, however, was not quite able to improve on his provisional pole position time from Friday, a 1'30.222, due to some set-up difficulties. The reigning World Champion will start tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix from second place on the grid. His team-mate Checa (1'31.359) will now start the race from the fifth row, having set overall 13th best time today.

Rossi, who came in for a new rear tyre just before his final assault on the stopwatch, was only overhauled by one rider today, his sole championship rival Sete Gibernau (Honda), who took the best time of 1"30.122. If Rossi finishes anywhere ahead of Gibernau in tomorrow's showdown he will win the championship, and even if Gibernau wins the race, second place would be enough for Rossi to lift the trophy.

Ducati Marlboro Team riders Loris Capirossi and Troy Bayliss achieved one of their best qualifying performances of the year at Phillip Island today, putting their Ducati Marlboro Team Desmosedici GP4s on the first and third rows of the grid. In cool, blustery conditions this afternoon, the pair were two of the strongest men on the track, running third and fourth in the closing minutes, Capirossi completing the session in third, just 0.491 seconds off Sete Gibernau's pole position. Bayliss ended up ninth, less than three tenths off the front row despite losing time when he ran into a corner too hot.

Checa made rapid improvements in the first part of the hour-long session, improving his position twice inside the first ten minutes, going to fifth fastest on race tyres. Slowly dropping through the order, he was to finish 13th, crashing out on his final attempt to set an improved time. As riders used the major part of the hour to work on race tyre endurance tests, Carlos Checa (Yamaha) was among the first riders to improve his time from yesterday. But his early elevation to fifth place proved a false dawn and he starts from 13th place tomorrow after crashing at the end of the session.

Behind in 14th lies Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) who had a wretched day. The American can’t seem to fathom a range of set-up troubles that have ruined his weekend so far. But the other Honda men are all top ten qualifiers with only Max Biaggi (Camel Honda RC211V) in seventh off the front two rows. The Roman is still trying to eliminate chatter problems on corner entries here at this demanding 4.4km track.

“For the sake of a few thousandths of a second I’m on the third row,” said Max. “And that’s a bit frustrating. But the bike is getting better all the time and even though there’s a bit of chatter that we haven’t been able to completely dial out, I think we can reduce it in the warm-up tomorrow.”

Colin Edwards (Telefonica MoviStar Honda RC211V) heads the second row as fourth fastest qualifier and the Texan looks strong here. “I’ve got to be happy as I’m only half a second away from the pole time. The start of the session wasn’t so good for me, but when we went back to my previous race tyre set-up things got better.”

His team-mate Sete has gradually pieced together the parts that have made him the fastest man here so far this weekend. “I had a good session this morning,” said the World Championship challenger. “I’m into a good rhythm here, and I need to be, because tomorrow will be a very complicated race. But I’ll just concentrate on riding my own race.”

Makoto Tamada (Camel Honda RC211V), riding on Bridgestone tyres, qualified fifth on row two. “There’s still a bit more work to do,” he said. “But we worked our way through a lot of variables today and we’ve already chosen our race tyres. The start will be crucial tomorrow and then we’ll see what happens from there.”

A second row start from sixth was the best Alex Barros (Repsol Honda RC211V) could manage. “I got caught behind Abe when I was on my second qualifying tyre and I lost a lot of time,” said the Brazilian. “I know I could have been faster with a clear track. But I think I’ll have a good race rhythm tomorrow and I’m looking forward to it.”

His team-mate Hayden in 14th said, “That was terrible. My bike just didn’t feel right from the start and we just seemed to have a load of problems. That really threw my rhythm and then on a fast qualifying lap I pushed the front and ran off-track. Hopefully we can get some feeling back and start fresh tomorrow.”

Rossi Cliches the Championship on Race Day with One round remaining
The MotoGP race had all the drama now expected of the premier class events. It was a fierce, close race played out in front of 43,000 sun-splashed Aussies. And Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) won it with his title rival Sete Gibernau (Telefonica MoviStar Honda RC211V) second and Loris Capirossi (Ducati) third

This race was a ‘must win’ for Gibernau and the Spanish title challenger did everything he could to snatch victory. But Rossi, who only had to finish second to clinch the World Championship, was better on the day and his win here now puts him beyond Gibernau’s reach for the 2005 MotoGP Championship with still one round remaining.

But there was consolation for Honda here in the form of the Constructors’ World Championship title. The ‘Big H’ now has an unassailable lead with one round to go after six RC211Vs finished in the top eight here. This is Honda’s 16th consecutive Constructors’ title.

Gibernau who started from pole, tore into turn one in third place after Capirossi got the holeshot. He spectacularly rode around the outside of Rossi into turn two, bravely boxing his rival in behind Capirossi as he then fired his machine past the Ducati rider to take command of the 27-lap race. Gibernau then worked at his high-speed race rhythm to stretch his rivals to breaking point around the rollercoaster 4.4km of Phillip Island. He had pulled out a 0.55 second gap by lap six. But Rossi was determined not to let his rival break clear and by the next lap the gap was down to just 0.2 seconds.

Rossi seemed content to stay with Gibernau until lap 22 when he made his first real move to grab the lead – and succeeded. But on the next lap Gibernau stole it back and the scene was set for a proper grudge match in the closing laps.

Rossi reduced Gibernau’s long-term lead from 1.195 seconds to almost nothing on the seventh lap of the 4.448km track. On lap 19 Rossi made a successful move up the inside at the first corner, but could not shake Gibernau immediately. Gibernau re-passed him on the first corner of lap 23.

Rossi (46) paced Gibernau until lap 23 when the battle for the lead really heated up. Just behind, Capirossi (65) matched the leaders pace and recaught and passed Barros (henind) for 3rd on the Ducati.

Rossi, determined to be champion in true style, overtook again before Gibernau pushed to the front at Honda corner, as Rossi ran wide. The decisive move came when Rossi made a seemingly impossible and final pass on the inside going back into the entrance of Lukey Heights. He held on to take a magnificent victory, by 0.097seconds, and his fourth premier class title.

The last lap will linger in the memory. With a World title at stake it was as intense as they come. Gibernau held the advantage into turn one and through the early stages of the final tour until Rossi pounced at the Southern Loop. Gibernau then spectacularly retook the lead at the Honda Hairpin. But Rossi then dived inside at Lukey Heights and held on to win.

“Today was a fantastic finish to a fantastic championship. This track is great and today there was a hard battle until the last lap. In some parts I was faster than Gibernau and some other places slower. I was sure of my feeling on the bike though. I made a bit of a bad start but wanted to stick with Sete. I managed to pass him early on in the race but he came back, and then at the end it became a great battle again. The last lap was a lot of fun for everybody watching it. I want to say thanks to everyone who has worked so hard, to Yamaha and all my team. It was fantastic, thank you. I think this year has been my best championship winning year.”

Sete was as disconsolate as any rider who has given their all trying, and narrowly failing. “I tried my best,” he said. “I congratulate Valentino and his team – they won this time, but I’ll be back again next year.”

Loris Capirossi scored his first podium of the year today, proving that the non-stop work from the Ducati Marlboro Team and Ducati Corse is finally paying off. The Italian spent much of the race duelling with Alex Barros, finally getting the better of the Brazilian during the final few laps and crossing the line just ten seconds down on winner Valentino Rossi. Capirossi also set a new lap record during the race, three tenths inside Rossi's previous record.

"First of all my thanks go to Ducati, our sponsors and to everyone else for believing in us," said Capirossi who dedicated the race to his friend Luca. "This season has been pretty hard for us but finally we are back on the podium. This is like a new beginning for us - I'm so, so happy! It was a great race, the first few laps weren't easy because the track temperature was so low but once the tyres were hot I tried to go with Valentino and Sete, but I was taking too many risks, so I decided to let them go. Then Alex caught and overtook me, so I decided to follow him and attack in the final laps, when my pitboard also told me that Colin was catching us. We continue working here over the next few days, already working towards 2005."

Five Rider Island Brawl for 4th Place
Ducati Marlboro Team rider Troy Bayliss spent most of the race in the midst of a five-man group fighting for fifth place. The Aussie made an amazing start from the third row of the grid, muscling his way into third place early in the first lap, then settling down to a prolonged battle with Colin Edwards, Nicky Hayden, Max Biaggi and Makoto Tamada. It was his next-to-last ride on the factory Ducati MotoGP team as the former World Superbike Champ will not have his contract renewed next year.

"That was a half decent race for me, I'm pretty happy with it because we finished closer than usual to the front guys," said straight-talking Bayliss. "I got a good start; I knew I would because we run the bike quite long at this track. But once I was stuck in the middle of that group there wasn't a lot I could do, we still need a better set-up."

There was action all the way down the field too. Colin Edwards (Telefonica MoviStar Honda RC211V) finished fourth after putting in his best qualifying work so far this season to start from fourth on the grid.
He said, “I got a bit boxed in at the start,” he said. “I was seventh on lap one and then got stuck behind Bayliss and Biaggi while I was trying to get on terms with the front guys. The on the final turn Barros made a mistake which let me through, but I couldn’t reach Capirossi for the podium.”

Alex Barros (Repsol Honda RC211V) finished fifth. “I’m just really disappointed,” he said. “I lost a bit of time trying to get past Capirossi at the start and then I tried to chase the leaders, but didn’t really have any grip. I tried to get past Capirossi for a podium on the final turn, but went into a big slide and Colin came past. It’s not where I want to be, I know I am better than this.”

His team-mate Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) was sixth. “You put yourself in a hole when you have to start from the fifth row,” he said. “I got a good start and made some pretty good passes on the first lap. It took me a while to get up with Biaggi and it was good fun racing the boys. It would have been a whole lot more fun racing for the lead though.”

Max Biaggi (Camel Honda RC211V) was seventh and said, “That was a difficult race. One week ago I was on the podium in Malaysia – and now today I’m in trouble. We never really got to grips with set-up here. I couldn’t put the power down properly, we were very short of grip. But I fought hard for the position and could do no more.”

Makoto Tamada (Camel Honda RC211V) finished eighth ahead of his team mate Max Biaggi, and was unhappy with himself. “It was hard to do any better than this,” he said. “I just wasn’t as competitive as I wanted to be. It wasn’t really a bike or tyre problem, it was just hard to overtake people throughout the whole race. It was my mistakes that didn’t let me do better than eighth.”

Rossi’s team-mate Carlos Checa finished in tenth after his own tough battle around the challenging Phillip Island circuit. Checa, fighting his way past the middle order, was 11th on lap 13, involved in a personal duel with his fellow Catalan Ruben Xaus (Ducati) for most of the race. He was a clear tenth, having been boxed in on the first lap from a fifth row grid position.

Aside from Rossi, in the 55-year history of Grand Prix racing only three riders, Giacomo Agostini, Mick Doohan and Mike Hailwood have won four or more consecutive premier class titles. Only six riders before Rossi have scaled the heights of taking four premier class titles throughout their entire careers.

Dacide Brivio, Yamaha Team Director- “This is like a dream come true for us all. Like a movie with the best-ever storyline. If we wrote a script it could not have been better or more exciting. It was a hard job for all our engineers and Yamaha took a big risk supporting Valentino in this challenge. This was also a big motivation for everyone and our engineers were obviously just waiting for the opportunity to show what they can do.”

Double Top for new Spanish 250cc World Champ Dani Pedrosa and Honda
Spanish motorcycle racing star Dani Pedrosa raced to a calculated fourth place at the Australian Grand Prix, held at Phillip Island today to claim the 250cc World Championship. At the age of nineteen years, and 18 days old Pedrosa is the youngest ever 250cc World Champion.

The outrageously talented youngster’s quarter litre success follows on the back of his triumphant march to the 125cc title he won in 2003. Pedrosa is the first to achieve the feat since Carlo Ubbiali in 1960.

Quiet and deep thinking by nature Pedrosa was absolutely delighted with his successful season, at the post race press conference he said. “For me this is a dream, but the reality is I’m the one who accomplished this but to have been able to do so I have to think of all the people in the dark corners. People who helped me in very difficult moments and all the people in who helped me in racing, MoviStar and Honda, my team. We have all accomplished this. Of course all the people at the Blume Rehabilitation Residence in Espludas (Barcelona). The Doctors, physiotherapists, a lot of people however small their contribution, they all played an important part. I thank them all.”

“Of course I wanted to win the race today, it would have been the ideal way to win the championship. That’s what I tried to do but with the crash yesterday and the problem in the warm up then the wind late in the race I lost a little confidence and let Poggiali pass me to make sure I took the title. I was just trying to finish the race. When I crossed the line everybody was cheering and I started to shout inside my helmet. Then I looked for the people with the Spanish flag and the Champion tee shirt but I didn’t know which corner they were at then I saw my friend Marcelo Carbone waiting for me and all was OK.”

Pedrosa won the title in fairy tale fashion at the circuit where just 12 months ago he crashed breaking both ankles, injuries which took five months to heal and badly hampered his preparations for his 250cc campaign. In fact Dani did not test his championship winning Honda RS250R-W until three weeks before the opening race of the season.

The final round of the championship takes place at Valencia on October 31, with the present championship table featuring Rossi on 279 points, Gibernau on 244 and Max Biaggi (Honda) on 197.

Race classification MotoGP
Round: 15 - Australian Grand Prix
1. VALENTINO ROSSI (ITA) Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha 41'25.819
2. Sete Gibernau (SPA) Telefonica Movistar Honda +0.097
3. Loris Capirossi (ITA) Ducati Marlboro Team +10.486
4. Colin Edwards (USA) Telefonica Movistar Honda +10.817
5. Alex Barros (BRA) Repsol Honda Team +10.851
6. Nicky Hayden (USA) Repsol Honda Team +12.210
7. Max Biaggi (ITA) Camel Honda +12.847
8. Makoto Tamada (JPN) Camel Honda +12.965
9. Troy Bayliss (AUS) Ducati Marlboro Team +18.607
10. CARLOS CHECA (SPA) Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha +21.245
Championship Standings MotoGP

Pos. Rider Manufacturer Nat. Points
1 Valentino Rossi Yamaha ITA 279
2 Sete Gibernau Honda ESP 244
3 Max Biaggi Honda ITA 197
4 Alex Barros Honda BRA 155
5 Colin Edwards Honda USA 149
6 Makato Tamada Honda JPN 139
7 Carlos Checa Yamaha ESP 115
8 Nicky Hayden Honda USA 117
9 Loris Capirossi Ducati ITA 110
10 Ruben Xaus Ducati ESP 77

Manufacturers Standings MotoGP
1 Honda 315, 2 Yamaha 278, 3 Ducati 137, 4 Kawasaki 82, 5 Suzuki 68, 6 Aprilia 34, 7 Proton KR 15, 8 Harris WCM 12, 9 Moriwaki 7

A championship pairing - Miss Great Britain and FastDates.com Calendar Angel Nicki Lane with 2004 SBK World Superbike Champion, Britian's James Toseland.

SBK World Superbike Championship, Magny Cours Round 11 of 11

Sharing race Wins with Noriyuki Haga
Britain's Toseland takes SBK Superbike Crown at Magny Cours

Magny Cours, France, Oct.1-3rd, 2004:
TOSELAND THE NEW SBK KING: Thanks to a first race win and second place in race two, 23-year-old Briton James Toseland (Ducati Fila 999F004) secured the World Superbike title for 2004, after a rollercoaster season of disappointment and elation. His crown is an early birthday present, as James turns 24 on 5 October. Heaping fulsome praise on his team and family, Toseland is the third British rider to take the World Superbike crown, after four-time winner Carl Fogarty and last yearís champion Neil Hodgson. Complete Story and photos HERE.

Soon-to-be 2004 World Superbike Champion Toseland explodes the Ducati 999F05 out of a corner.

Ducati Factory Tour - Bikes and Calendars get naked in Bologna.
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FastDates.com does Tara
Los Angeles, CA, October 2nd - You might recognize her as the beautiful and sexy Team EBSCO Corona Suzuki umbrella girl in tight blue spandex shorts stomping her way through the paddock at AMA Nationals, orr where we noticed her, at Laguna Seca World Superbike Weekend this past July. She was wearing 5-inch platform soles on her Sidi boots so she could stomp and kick ass on horn dog, Corona swigging male race fans. This was our kind of girl!

We found out she was actually Tara Moreland from Hammond, Louisana, a small town outside of The Big Easy -New Orleans. Not that Tara was (easy), of course. But easy enough to fly her out to Los Angeles to shoot for the 2006 FastDates.com Calendars with infamous bad boy photographer Jim Gianatsis.

And while Tara looks like like a sweet young high school girl ready to drop kick your butt to prision, turns out she is actually a hot single mom and part time model who owns and operates her own beauty salon in Hammond. And her biggest kick is flying or driving across country every weekend to work at the races, either with Corona Suzuki or Race Girl Apparel. In fact, her current boyfriend is the concession manager for Race Girl and many a weekend is spent at NASCAR and NHRA events where she flaunts and helps sell the skimpy Race Girl apparel. Needless to say, clothing sales are just great!

Despite Tara's sweet personality, we knew we had to take advantage of her the best we could. Getting her to pose in next to nothing for FastDates.com was our patriotic duty to you, our loyal readers, the troops in Iraq, and for thousands of race fans everywhere. Look for more of Tara Moreland in the 2006 FastDates.com Calendars, at a race track near you and her upcoming exclusive pictorial in Members Corners.

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Robin Cunningham was our offical SBK World Superbike Fast Dates calendar Angel and Team Ducati Corse umbrella girl for World Championship points leader Regis Laconi at Laguna Seca. All the the sexy details are in Fast Dates News.

Also look for "Rockin Robin" featured as hostess on 3 new TV shows premiering this fall. Robin will be hosting the WB Channel's new X-Music Network show starting in September where she will be interviewing hot up and coming new bands. She will also be hosting on Black Belt TV, a new martial arts TV network premiering in November, as well as the new TV series Underwater Odessy about swimming with Dolphins on the ABC Family Channel.

Yamaha Announces
2005 MotoGP Team -
Colin Edwards leaves Honda
Joins Valentino Rossi
with Checa let go
Saturday 16th October 2004 - Yamaha is pleased to announce that Colin Edwards will join Valentino Rossi in its MotoGP Factory Racing Team in 2005. Yamaha and Edwards have signed an agreement for a two-year programme in MotoGP.

The move sees Edwards leaving the factory honda team and returning to the manufacturer with whom he raced in the World Superbike World Championship from 1995 to 1997.

“We are delighted to announce the arrival of Colin to our Factory MotoGP Team,” commented Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing. “Colin started his international racing career with Yamaha in our Factory World Superbike Team from 1995 to 1997. Since then he has had a successful career in World Superbike and MotoGP. His return to Yamaha as a professional, experienced and successful racer will surely be an asset to our Factory Team, and we are expecting great things from him on the YZR-M1.”

This announcement confirms that Yamaha will end its six-year collaboration with Carlos Checa.

“The arrival of Colin also marks the end of our working partnership with Carlos,” stated Jarvis. “We would like to thank Carlos for his many years of dedicated contribution to Yamaha. Having worked closely together for six years since the start of the Yamaha Factory GP Team, it was felt by Carlos and Yamaha that the time had come for both of us to make a change and seek new challenges. We wish Carlos every success for the future.”

Ducati Not to Renew
Troy Bayliss In MotoGP

The former 2002 World Superbike Champion who has spent the past 2 season in MotoGP aboard the Desmosedici GP bike will not have his contract renewed for the 2005 season. Lack luster performances and mid pack finishes this season behind team mate Loris Capirossi are the reason.

The logical move for Ducati would be to send Troy back to World Superbike, but the World Championship winning Ducati Corse team already has 2 top riders in 2004 championship winner James Toseland and close runnerup Regis Laconi. While Ducati World Supersport rider Lorenzo Lanzi is earmarked to join Eric Bostrom on the expanded 2005 Ducati superbike team in America.

However, should Ducati decide to send either Toseland or Laconi to MotoGP,or for a possibly better idea to replace the laackluster Eric Bostrom in America, then perhapsBayliss could be slotted back into the SBK team. It probaly all changes depending on who Ducati replaces Bayless with on the MotoGP team.

Team Ducati Stays at
Phillip Island to Test New Chassis

Phillip Island (Australia), Tuesday 19 October 2004 - The Ducati Marlboro Team completed a successful two-day testing session today Tuesday at Phillip Island, the venue of last weekend's Australian GP, a race which finished with the first podium of the season for the Italian manufacturer. The Italian team used the fast Australian circuit to test a new version of its distinctive tubular frame, which has been designed to improve the stability of the Desmosedici and its reactivity, in particular in fast changes of direction. New swing-arms with different levels of stiffness were also tested with the same purpose in mind.

Loris Capirossi and Troy Bayliss expressed their satisfaction with the changes, both riders recording interesting times right from the start and both improving the quickest time (in race trim) set by Capirossi during Sunday's race (1'31.102). During the two-day test, Loris and Troy also lapped in an excellent pace, often under 1'31, and both ended the test with a quickest time of 1'30.6.

The commitment and the work being done by the Ducati Marlboro Team and by Ducati Corse have led to the much hoped-for results: development work is continuing and the team is preparing for 2005 with renewed enthusiasm.

"We are really satisfied with the test. We were able to work for two days in superb weather, accumulating interesting data and setting some excellent times" declared Livio Suppo, director of the Ducati Marlboro Team. "A big thanks to everyone, both within the company and in the team. Putting us in a position to test such a large number of components has involved a major effort from our designers, our suppliers and the entire team, who were really tired after three successive race weekends, but who worked enthusiastically for an extra two days. This is a demonstration of how much we want to have more days like Sunday! Despite the good results, we won't use the new components in the race because they didn't do enough kilometres during the tests to guarantee the necessary reliability. We will continue to test these new parts immediately after the last GP of the season in the week after Valencia".

Apart from a few gusts of wind which disturbed Monday's activities, testing was carried out in excellent weather conditions (air 20° / track 32°).

Chris Walker to PSG-1 Kawasaki Team for 2005 World Superbike
Chris Walker today announced that he will ride for the PSG-1 team in next season's Superbike World championship. The 32-year-old from Nottingham, England, was the first rider to secure a podium finish for Foggy PETRONAS Racing in this season's first race at Valencia, Spain. But, after much deliberation, Chris has decided to renew his long-standing acquaintance with Kawasaki for 2005.

FPR team owner Carl Fogarty said: "Every rider likes to have their own mechanic with them, as I always did. So we put together an attractive package, which included the addition of his mechanic to our team. However, circumstances beyond the control of all those involved, meant that Chris wasn't able to accept that package.
"We were confident that, after a season of adapting to our triple, Chris would have been able to fulfill his potential and become a consistent front-runner next season on the FP1. Chris has enjoyed most of his success in the past on a four-cylinder bike and probably feels that he is more at home on a Kawasaki.

But we are sure that the PETRONAS engine development team will make big strides forward during our winter testing programme and that our bike, which we know is fast enough to achieve pole positions, will be able to challenge the established manufacturers on a regular basis."

Chris said: "It has been a really hard decision as I have really enjoyed my time with PETRONAS and the team, and Foggy has been a star. But the timing is right for me to get back on a four-cylinder."

Chris helped PETRONAS finish third in the manufacturers' standings in just their second year of racing in World Superbikes, finishing 11th in the rider standings with 128 points.

World Superbike Marketing Director Robert Wicks leaves FGSport to Manage British Superbike Champion
Rizla Suzuki Team

FGSPORT regrets to announce the departure of Superbike World Championship Marketing Manager Robert Wicks who is leaving the Group after five years in the role.
Robert joined the organisation in 1999 from South Africa where he had previously worked in the sports media sector. He leaves to take up another position in the motorcycle industry details of which will be announced next week.

"Since joining the Championship I have been able to accomplish and experience so much more than I ever anticipated. Perhaps the best part of the job has been the vast array of people ñ from all walks of life ñ that I have met and worked with. It is this aspect of the role that I will undoubtedly miss the most,î said Wicks.

He added: "It really has been so encouraging to see such a positive feeling throughout the paddock during the last few events, from the media, the teams as well as the Championshipís commercial partners. Everyone seems really excited about the success achieved in the latter part of this year and the potential that lies ahead. This has made it all the more difficult to leave, but I will always maintain a close affinity with the series."

FGSPORT CEO, Paolo Flammini, said: "Robert has made a significant contribution to the organisation over the past five years maintaining excellent relationships both inside and outside the company. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours."

The FGSport position will temporarily be covered by Daniele Sano. And while no official announcement has yet been made, word is that Wicks will be taking over as the team manager for the 2004 British Superbike Championship winning Rizla Suzuki team. Wicks will step in to replace retiring manager John Denning. Riders are John Reynold the new BSB Champ on the podium and team mate Yukio Kagayama who place 3rd for the year..

Alton Virginia, USA (Sunday, October 9) – Mat Mladin’s domination of this year’s American AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship was confirmed today as he clinched his fifth AMA Superbike crown at Virginia International Raceway.

The 32-year-old Australian who hails from Camden, south west of Sydney in New South Wales, led the championship at every point, commencing with an opening round win at the prestigious Daytona 200, before adding a further seven race wins to that as the season progressed.

Mladin’s efforts in winning five American Superbike titles makes him one of the most prolific title winning Australian riders outside of his native country, with Mick Doohan being the only other to have won multiple road racing crowns with his five World 500cc championships.

Mladin’s championship win came in the first of the weekend’s two scheduled Superbike nationals after championship adversary Jake Zemke retired from the race, allowing Yoshimura Suzuki rider to ease his own pace and take a steady sixth place, giving him an unbeatable points lead.

With championship success firmly on his mind, Mladin did not challenge for the race lead, preferring to monitor the progress of Zemke as he was the only rider who had a mathematical chance of taking the title away from him. Zemke’s race ended when he retired with eight laps remaining, leaving Mladin only to finish the race strongly to take the title.

With his title secure, Mladin was determined to finish his season on a high note, but was judged to have jumped the start of the second race and was penalised by race officials with a stop / go penalty. This triggered a barnstorming run up through the field that saw him come from 24th on lap three to finish fourth just over 15-seconds in arrears or duel Superbike race winner on the day Miguel DuHamel.

The final points spread at the conclusion of the 18-race championship saw Mladin total 584 points, 33 clear of DuHamel (551) who elevated himself past Zemke (490) after the young Californian failed to score points in either race.

“It was a great feeling to have finally got it done, especially as we had to wait those extra three weeks after the round was rescheduled,” said Mladin. “It‘s been a busy time for us as we have been focussed on winning the title this weekend, plus we have already begun our planning for next year and what needs to be done with the new bike.”

“This win has definitely been a team effort, above and beyond the usual high efforts that my guys put in. I have to thank each of my crew, Yoshimura and Suzuki themselves for the efforts that were made this year. A couple of months ago the championship was very close, but everyone stepped up and that made it a lot easier to get the results we were chasing. The last round at Road Atlanta was pivotal in winning the championship. We knew we had to do well there so that we could set it up here and fortunately for us we came away with a double race win at Atlanta which was perfect.”

“Today was one of those days where we just focussed on what we needed to do to win the championship and let a few of the others chase the race wins and that’s exactly how we played it. We got the championship done in the first race and it was a shame to have had to do the stop / go for the jump start in the second. I was aiming at getting on the podium there and I know I put together a lot of good laps but just missed out on getting the podium. It was a good day though and we’re all very happy with how today and the whole season has gone.”

Tommy Hayden: 2004 AMA Supersport Champion
Oct. 12, 2004- Tommy Hayden broke through to win his first AMA road racing title by taking home the 2004 Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship Presented by Shoei with a conservative sixth-place finish aboard his Kawasaki ZX-6R Sunday at Virginia International Raceway.
Hayden held an 11-point lead in the series over younger brother Roger Lee coming into the VIR finale. The championship boiled down to those two and Tommy simply tucked in behind Roger and kept him in sight for the entire race.

Tommy acknowledged winning the Supersport title is a special accomplishment for him. “I’ve been second and third in the championship so many times that it’s a relief more than anything to finally win a championship,” he said. “Having to wait these extra three weeks added to the feeling of relief. You can play things in your head as many times as you want, but until you get out there [on the track] you never know what it’s going to be like.”

This is Hayden’s tenth year in AMA road racing. He’s finished runner-up in a series four times, including once to his brother Nicky in the hard-fought 1999 Supersport campaign. Hayden’s championship marks only the second time in AMA road racing history that brothers have won championships. With Tommy’s title he and Nicky share that distinction with Ben and Eric Bostrom.

Hayden explained that the pressure building up to this race may have gotten to him. “I crashed here in practice and I don’t think I’ve crashed in two years.”
Future plans for Hayden are uncertain at the moment, but he affirmed his satisfaction with Kawasaki and his desire to return to AMA Superbike racing. “They know that’s what I want to do and we’re working on it.”

Hayden also expressed faith that his youngest brother Roger Lee will soon follow in his and Nicky’s footsteps to become the third Hayden brother to win an AMA title next year. “If Roger keeps riding like he did in the second half of this season he’ll get a championship real soon.”

Kawasaki shares in the glory with Hayden by winning its third AMA Supersport championship and an impressive one-two finish in the series. Eric Bostrom won the AMA Supersport title on a Kawasaki in 2001 as did Miguel Duhamel in 1993.

Ducati AMA Superbike Team Expanding to 2 Riders in 2005
Oct 4th - Despite an up and down season on the Ducati Austin team with Eric Bostrom this year, Ducati Corse seems intent on keeping the American rider on the 2005 team as well But to help Ducati have a better chance at the winning the AMA Superbike Championship in their biggest market, Ducati will expand their Parts unlimited Ducati Austin team to 2 riders for 2005.

Either Regis Laconi or Lorenzo Lanzi could be that 2nd rider, with their rides in the AMA National this Oct 10-11th weekend at VIR being a partial determining factor.

New 2004 World Superbike Champion James Toseland will certainly remain on Ducati Corse's SBK team for 2005 to finally give Ducati a Number 1 plate to run the following season, as all their previous champions had abidcated. But the number 2 spot on the SBK team could go to Neil Hodgson, Ducati's 2003 Superbike champ who is having a disappointing and financially unsuccessful season in MotoGPthis year on the D'Antin Ducati.If Hodgson does return to the Corse SBK team in 2005, then either Laconi or Lanzi are the likely canidates for the second spot on the AMA team.

James Toseland, meanwhile, will be testing a 2005 model 999F atMugello on the Oct 10-11th weekend before heading to las Vegas with his pals to celebrate winning the 2004 SBK World Championship.

World Superbike Heats up in 2005 with Corser and Haga moving to Japanese teams
Word has it former Wold Superbike Champion Troy Corser will be leaving the uncompetitive Foggy Petronas team after 3 years, possibly to join an expanded Ten Kate Honda SBK superbike team in 2005 alongside race winner Chris Vermeulen. While other top Superbike star Noriyuki Haga will be racing for the European based factory Kawasaki team. It looks like the SBK World Championship will be returning to a very competitive multi-brand series again. Although this year's 5-way title battle was the closest and hardest faught title bout ever, thanks in part to the spec Pirelli tires.

Alstare Suzuki returns to World Superbike in 2005
Oct 4th - The factory supported Alstare team which is sponsored by Corona will mark its return to World Superbike in 2005. Both Troy Corser and Noriyuki Haga are also prime candidates for the Alstare Suzuki team, along with Japanese rider Yukio Kagayama.

Corser's big Bankroll
If Corser leaves the Foggy Petronas team after 3 years, he will be giving up the richest ride in World Superbike, considered to be $1 million per year. Suprisingly with all its millions of dollars to throw around on riders and expensive paddock hospitality camps, the team does not spend the money to build a competitive full 1000cc superbike motor, rather then continue to stretch the limits of their 900cc
3-cylinder GP derived hand granade.

Broc Parkes, Kevin Parkes
to Yamaha Germany for World Superbike

Oct 3rd - Yamaha Motor Germany has completed its line-up for the 2005 Supersport World Championship with the signing of Broc Parkes to race alongside fellow Australian Kevin Curtain. Broc Parkes was runner up behind the series champions Karl Muggeridge on the Ten Kate team in World Supersport this season,

The continuation of the partnership with Curtain was completed in August, when the 38-year-old from Sydney signed a one-year extension to his current deal, while today's signing of the highly-rated Parkes completes a formidable pairing of youth and experience for the officially-supported Yamaha Motor Germany squad.

Curtain, the winner of 12 national titles and two world supersport races, finished the 2004 season in sixth place while Parkes, 22, ended his second full season of world supersport racing as runner-up to Karl Muggeridge, finishing on the podium five times.

Yamaha Motor Germany will campaign the updated 2005 model YZF-R6, unveiled recently at the Intermot show in Munich. The new machine features a number of developments which benefit race teams as well as road riders, most notably new upside-down front forks, radial brakes with larger diameter discs and a revised fuel injection system with larger (40mm) throttle bodies.
Kevin Curtain: "I can't wait to test the new R6 when we go to Qatar in December. Our current bike is already very fast and able to challenge for wins but the modifications to the new bike look like making it even easier to ride, which is very important in world supersport racing."

Broc Parkes: "After finishing second this season I'm really motivated to go one better next year. Having been around the paddock for the last few years I have got to know the guys at Yamaha Germany and I know that they are a good team and my best option for winning the title. After spending the last two years at Honda my aim is to follow in the footsteps of Valentino Rossi and take the 2005 supersport title with Yamaha!"

Terrell Thien, Yamaha Motor Germany team manager: "We're really happy to finalise our team so soon after the end of the season. In Broc and Kevin we feel that we have two riders capable of challenging for the title in 2005. Broc is under contract to his present team until the end of November but we have a test planned at the new circuit in Qatar where he and Kevin will get their first chance to ride the 2005 R6."

Hawk Kawasaki names Aussies Glen Richards and Dean Thomas as their riders in2005 British Superbike
Richards enters his fourth year with the Leicestershire based team and is delighted to have the opportunity to further develop the Kawasaki ZX-10R, “It was a pretty easy decision for me. I know the team well and get on really good with Stuart (Hicken, Team owner). As far as I’m concerned I’ve got some unfinished business with the Hawk guys, I’ve spent most of the year injured and I want to get back out there, fully fit and give the championship a real shake-up. The way the bike has developed this year has been awesome, and I know there’s a lot more work to be done over the winter, so I can’t wait. As for Deano joining the team, I’ve known him years and we get on real good. He’s a great development rider as well as a strong racer so I know we can work hard together to get a good bike for the start of the season”.

New signing Dean Thomas was overjoyed to hear he’d got he ride, “You know, Hawk have been up there all year, winning races and taking podiums. They finished fourth in the championship and the Kawasaki is looking superb, so I’m extremely happy. I know the Hawk crew well from the paddock and they’re a great bunch, I can’t wait to work with them. Stuart really knows what he’s doing and I’m sure we’re gonna work well together. I’m really looking forward to testing and seeing what I can do with the bike.”

Hawk Kawasaki team owner Stuart Hicken was equally pleased as he announced his 2005 rider line-up, “I’m delighted with the new look Hawk Kawasaki and are looking forward to the new season and future success. I can only see the team improving on the results of last year and I think we’ll have a bonza year!”

Richards, Thomas and the Hawk team are now looking forward to their first test at Valencia.