June 2005
Superbike, MotoGP Racing & Calendar Girl News
Official Calendar of the SBK World Superbike Championship

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Page 4 - Hodgson and Mladin Win Road America Superbike
Rossi wins 4-way MotoGP battle at Mugello
Ducati Doubles Silverstone World Superbike Round

Robin Likes it!   Ducati Multistrada S - Bike of the Year!

Race Prepping Yamaha R1 / R6 • Honda CBR1000RR
Rossi's M1
Dyno the 999R05Robin does MV F4-1000 Ago

Sportbikes at the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show July 16-17th
Marco Melandri MotoGP's hottest new star!
World's First Test - Ducati Multistrada S It's's Bike of the Year!
World Superbike Valencia Troy Corser Run Away
Pirelli Calendar 2005 Supermodels get naked in Rio de Janero
• New Bikes!   • Ducati 999R FILA Special Edition   • MV Agusta F4-1000
Ducati 999R05 Our Exclusive First Test with Superbike girl Robin!
Calendar Angels Rock Laguna WSB Race Weekend Robin, Andra, Nicki

Our beautiful new Calendar Angels for Brands Hatch include Monica McDermott (left) and Gemma Gleason (right) who are also confirmed to serve as umbrella girls on race day for reigning World Championship Team Ducati Corse and their riders James Toseland and Regis Laconi.

World Premier of the 2006 SBK Fast Dates Calendar - Photography for 2007!
Fast Dates at Brands Hatch World Superbike
Aug 5-7th
Team Ducati confirms Fast Dates Angels for the Grid
Meet Us in the SBK Paddock Show!

June 1st, 2005
: America isn't where its at his year when it comes to National and International Superbike racing, but it sure gives a great reason to travel to the world Mecca of Superbike racing, the Brands Hatch round of the SBK World Superbike Championship on August 5-7th 2005 in Kent, England, just southeast of London to photograph the next edition of the world's premier race bike swimsuit calendar, the SBK endorsed Fast Dates Calendar sponsored by Performance Machine & Jardine Performance.

We are also excited to announce the european World Premier of the SBK World Superbike endorsed 2006 Fast Dates Racebike Pinup Calendar will take place in the Brands Hatch SBK Paddock Show display during the World Superbike Weekend. Right along side the top factory riders holding their press conferences and signing autographs for fans, our beautiful Fast Dates Calendar Angels will be there as well to meet everyone and autograph the new Calendar. Assisting us with the sales of the calendars will be our British Calendar distributor, giving the beautiful models lots of extra time to pose for photos with fans.

Meet the beautiful Monica McDermott (above left), Gemma Gleason (above right) and Aaliayah (right) who we found at the London based motorsports oriented model agency Universal Models.

Needless to say we are nervous going to the biggest race on the WSB calendar where 125,000 crazed British sportbike fans are wearing war paint, armed with air horns and high on bangers and Guinness! Armed with no more than a bikini and a smile, were we'll be counting on Monica, Gemma and Aaliayah to protect us from their superbike crazed countrymen.

We are also excited to announce, as in the great tradition of previous Fast Dates Calendar shoots on a World Superbike weekend, both Monica and Gemma have bed confirmed by Team Ducati Corse press officerJulian Thomas to serve as their official team umbrella girls on Sunday for reigning World Champion James Toseland and his runner up team mate Regia Laconi.

In the great tradition of the world's most beautiful models who have been featured in the Fast Dates Calendars, we are once again proud to offer to you the world's fastest race bikes and most beautiful models!

Girls! Have you got what it takes to be a Calendar Angel? Show us at the Los Angeles Calendar Show Model Search Pageant July 16-17th -Jim G
ianatsis, Editor

Neil Hodgson, our friend Poppy and Fast Dates photographer Jim Gianatsis at the Coffee Bean in Malibu.

Neil Hodgson Rides with Fast Dates
Malibu, CA, May 29th -Sunday morning at the Coffee Bean in Malibu, California, you never know who might show up to go riding with our regular sport bike crowd. This morning it was World and British Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson who is temporarily living in nearby Newport Beach, CA, with his family while contesting the 2006 AMA Superbike Championship in America for Ducati.

The World Champion had never ridden the canyons before and was justifiable cautious. "When you're own a race track you can learn too go fast progressively, lap after lap for 20 laps or so to learn the limit. Here you don't know what's around the next corner and it really is frightening!"

Neil was riding a borrowed Ducati 999S and we knew riding a Superbike in the canyons might be a handful even for a World Champ, so we traded off with Neil and let him ride our Ducati Multistrada S, the Bike of the Year, with its upright seating and wider bars. Neil had never ridden a Multistrada before and was totally blown away, and instantly quicker, though he did look a little funny sticking his foot out in the tighter corners. "I'm use to putting my knee out in the corner to feel where the track is! The Multistrada is so much higher I felt I need to put my foot out to feel where the road was in the corners!"

Needless to say, we won't tell anyone. Later in the ride we ended up at our favorite biker hangout, The Rock Store on Mullholand Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains for breakfast. Rock Store owner Ed just happened to have the current 2005 Fast Dates Calendar with Neil's 2003 World Championship winning Ducati 999F03 on the cover with Miss Great Britain Nicki Lane. Neil got to see the Calendar for the first time and autographed it for Ed. Latter that evening our riding group all meet up again at Poppy's house for his wedding to his lovely riding partner Zoey, where I brought Neil and Poppy their own Fast Dates Calendars. Poppy certainly has his priorities right when it comes to moving back your wedding a few hours so you can go riding with your mates on Sunday. Congratulations Poppy and Zoey!

Poppy doesn't look too nervous about his pending wedding in a few hours as Neil checks out his World Championship winning Ducati in 2005 Fast Dates.

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Being from England had its advantages for Neil Hodgson at Road America on Saturday.

2005 AMA Superbike Championship, Road America Round 6 of 11

Neil Hodgson Wins in the Rain on Saturday at Road America
Elkhart Lake, WI, June 4-5th - Eric Bostrom and Neil Hodgson of the Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin team will try to keep up the team's momentum this weekend as they race their Ducati 999 Superbikes at the Road America AMA Superbike doubleheader in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Bostrom, the winner at the last event at Pikes Peak International Raceway, took his first victory of the season with a final lap pass after a race that saw him in the lead much of the event on his Ducati 999. "We've improved how the bike works for me all season long, and it was fantastic to win a race," said Bostrom, also the winner of a 2003 Superbike race at Road America. "The 999 has always been a great bike but we've really come a long way over the course of the year. It would be naive to think we're finally finished or done because we have to continue to work hard and make things even better. The series is very competitive and you can never rest, even if you win. That said, it will feel really good at Road America if we can run strong again."

Neil Hodgson is an unusual AMA Superbike rookie, having won the World and British Superbike championships as well as being an experienced Grand Prix racer. Neil, however, has never raced at the 4.0-mile circuit and did not get to test at the track. "I must say the circuit looks like it would be really nice, but having never been there before, I can't really say anything about it," said Neil. "I am looking forward to racing the 999 there, and looking forward to a good weekend."

"We're still on a bit of an emotional high since Eric's victory at Pikes Peak," said team manager Tom Bodenbach. "Everyone's been working hard at the shop as usual, but after a win, you seem to have a little extra. We're looking to continue or progress at Road America. Hopefully, we'll have better luck with both bikes this weekend so Neil and Eric can both run near the front."
The green flag will drop on Saturday for the first Superbike race of the weekend, with the second being held Sunday afternoon.

The Circuit: Located in the Wisconsin countryside, the 4.0-mile (6.43 kilometer), 14-turn Road America circuit is in many ways a European-style track. There are three long straights for the powerful Superbikes to reach top speeds, each with a 90 degree turn at the end that prove to be great passing zones. Road America also features turns like The Carousel and The Kink, which was altered for last year's race to improve safety.
Road America is also celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2005.

Neil Hodgson Runs Away With Saturday's Race One in the Rain

Saturday June 4 - Neil Hodgson of the Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin team won his first-ever AMA Superbike race in Elkhart Lake Wisconsin on Saturday. Despite treacherous conditions, the Isle of Man resident put in a passionate ride and won the shortened race going away, winning by 27.420 seconds on his Ducati 999. The former British and World Superbike champion raced at an incredible pace in the rain but still managed to keep his machine upright as other riders fell into the Road America gravel traps.

"I'm really pleased to win this one because Road America is a difficult race. This was a hard one with the conditions as they were. During the final laps, the conditions were some of the worst I've ever had to race in. I took a lot of risks early on and all the way to the finish. I was aquaplaning up the front straight right up until the end, and it was very tough. The team did a great job changing tires, the bike, and everything right before the race when it started to rain."

Hodgson and his Ducati 999 were sliding around the course in a spectacular fashion as the rains fell and the track became slicker as the race progressed. Neil kept the Italian Desmo L-twin under control and upright as his lead continued to expand. "When the adrenaline is in your blood, you actually enjoy riding like that," said Neil of his wild ride. "Maybe not so much after you get off the bike after the race. The sliding around was a combination of more rain and the tires wearing. I saw 'plus 18' on my board about lap five. I thought to myself, 'I really need to slow down and not do anything stupid'. I thought I did take it a little easier, but the next time around, I saw a 'plus 27' or something." Hodgson continued to pull away when the red flag flew as Neil began to work lap 10 and the race was declared finished.

"Neil got the job done in a very impressive way," said team owner Terry Gregoricka. "He was unbelievable today. He's ridden hard all season and it was great to see him out in front and leading. As happy as we were, it was terrible for us emotionally in the pits watching him sliding around the track on TV as the laps counted down, mainly because the conditions were so bad and he had a big lead. Congratulations to Neil for getting his first win in the States. For the team, winning two races in a row is a great accomplishment and we are very pleased."

Teammate Eric Bostrom had a disappointing day. Bostrom was quickest in the pre-race warm-up and was in third place and charging towards the front on the first lap. Unfortunately, another rider collected Eric in a crash in Canada Corner. Eric rode his Ducati 999 back to the pits but could not continue. "There's really not much to say. We were very quick," said Bostrom, who won a similar race at Elkhart Lake in the rain in 2003. "It was game-on. I was ready to go. Obviously, I'm really happy that Ducati and Neil could win for the team and I'd like to congratulate them. As for us, we were feeling really good about things after the wet session and were charging hard in the race. I thought I had squared up Miguel (Duhamel) to make the pass for second place, because I needed to get by him. But he slowed up more than I thought and he ended up crashing."
"Eric was doing a great job before that incident," said Gregoricka. "We're really disappointed for him because he was riding really well and charging toward the front."

Saturday Race One Results - 1. NEIL HODGSON (PARTS UNLIMITED DUCATI AUSTIN 999), 2. Mat Mladin (Suzuki), 3. Josh Hayes (Kawasaki), 4. Ben Spies (Suzuki), 5. Marty Cragill (Suzuki), 6. Jake Zemke (Honda), DNF ERIC BOSTROM (PARTS UNLIMITED DUCATI AUSTIN 999)
AMA Superbike Points (After 9 of 17 races) - 1. Mat Mladin (Suzuki) 288, 2. Ben Spies (Suzuki) 268, 3. Aaron Yates (Suzuki) 239, 4. NEIL HODGSON (PARTS UNLIMITED DUCATI AUSTIN 999) 237, ERIC BOSTROM (PARTS UNLIMITED DUCATI AUSTIN 999) 204, 6. Miguel DuHamel (Honda) 195

Mladin was untouchable in the dry on Sunday.

Matt Mladin Retuns to the Top on Sunday
Sunday, June 5th - Team Yoshimura Suzuki’s Mat Mladin claimed his seventh AMA Superbike victory of the year with a start-to-finish win in today’s Elkhart Lake 10th round at Road America in Wisconsin.
The five-time AMA Superbike Champion and current series leader crossed the line on his GSX-R1000 almost 6.5 second clear of team mate and current series number two Ben Spies with Aaron Yates fifth on his Yoshimura Suzuki.

“It was a good race for us,” said Mladin from the podium. “I’m glad it stayed dry for everyone and I hope we put on a good show. This year the new Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 is working really well for us and it’s a shame that we had a wet race yesterday, though we still got on the podium. I’d like to thank my crew because we’ve had some issues this weekend and they got the GSX-R sorted for us so we could get the win today.”
In Friday afternoon’s initial qualifying session, Mladin took his 43rd career pole position and his sixth one of the year by setting a track record-breaking best lap of 2.12:553 seconds. Team mates Spies and Yates were gridded second and third respectively with Spies posting a best time of 2.13:345 and Yates a 2.14:235 in Saturday’s session.

Sunday’s 16-lap Superbike race got started and then was almost immediately red flagged from a downed rider. A complete restart resulted in Mladin out front and he gradually created a gap and led the whole race to take the win. “I got the holeshot on the second start, but I was in the lead anyway so it doesn’t matter,” said Mladin of the red flag.

Like Mladin, Spies got a good start on his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000. For the first half of the race, he was in a solid fourth then moved up into third. Then, on the last lap, he made an aggressive pass and took second.

“It wasn’t so much that I was chasing down the guys in front of me as I was trying to get away from the guys behind me,” laughed Spies after the race. “I’d really like to thank my guys for working so hard this weekend. I crashed twice in yesterday’s Superbike race and I haven’t made things easy on them.”

Yates got a bad start after the red flag and was back in 12th place on the first lap. But he pushed his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 hard and made his way up through the field.

American Honda's Jake Zemke put the Honda CBR1000RR on the 3rd step of the podium in Sunday's race with teammate Miguel Duhamel very nearly joining him. Zemke ran a strong second for the entire race on the high-speed, four-mile track, finding new speed in the new power-up engine of the Honda CBR1000RR. With second place within sight, Zemke was balked by a lapped rider allowing Ben Spies (Suzuki) the narrow opening he needed to pull in front. Zemke struck back on the uphill run to the flag, only to come up 0.455 seconds short.

"You know, I want to be racing with Mat (Mladin) for a win, not racing for third place, said Zenke afterwards. "But you know that's the way it goes and we got to take it one step at a time and that's kind of what we've been doing all year. And our results have been getting better and better and we're getting closer and closer to the front every weekend. Like I said, it's just really nice to be able to give the crew this little bit of enjoyment for all their hard work. Those guys put in some long hours and it's really tough at times and it's just really nice to be able to be up here and see all the smiles on their faces for all their hard work."

Duhamel was heading a four-rider fight for third when he slowed dramatically on the eighth of 16 laps. A freak mechanical gremlin caused fuel from the overflow bottle to spray into his windscreen and onto his
helmet visor. Unsure of the severity of the problem, Duhamel pitted for quick repairs. He was credited with 22nd. "It's an oversight because it's nothing major," Duhamel said. "Everything on the bike was great. The bike was probably the best we had all weekend."

Ducati Austin's Eric Bostrom fought for the podium on Sunday at Elkhart Lake Wisconsin, finishing just short of making it as he finished fourth on his Ducati 999. Bostrom was a part of a three rider scrap for second but caught some bad breaks with lapped traffic and was unable to make a last lap pass for position on Road America's long straight as he had planned. Saturday's race winner Neil Hodgson was 19th after a mechanical problem.

"We're pretty happy with the direction things went," said Bostrom. "We had better entry grip than we ever had before on the 999. We struggled some with gearing, but overall the bike went well at Elkhart. The second split was our best all weekend and that had been where we were hurting, in the turns. Now it's our strong point."

Eric diced for second place and was in sight of the position, but ended up fourth after having a rougher time through the backmarkers than his rivals. "There was a shake-up between two riders in front of me, so there was an opportunity to make up some ground," said Bostrom, the winner at Pikes Peak last month. "To work so hard for it and have the opportunity disappear was frustrating. When we went into turn 11, I was right on their heels. I was basically in position to make a move in the last turn."

While Bostrom could have benefited with one more lap in the race, Neil Hodgson would have liked one fewer.
"Unfortunately, a belt broke on Neil's bike today," said team engineer Luca Ferraccioli. Hodsgon could not finish the 16th and final lap of the race after running behind Bostrom for most of the event.

"I only had a quarter of a lap to go," said a frustrated Hodsgson, clearly wanting to back up his Saturday win with another good finish. "After yesterday, I was so pleased to win and wanted to have another good day today, but the race was disappointing. I was pretty much near the limit in the race." Hodgson is still in fourth place in AMA Superbike points.

Still, the weekend will be remembered for Hodgson's first AMA victory. Hodgson is the only man in the modern era to win in AMA Superbike, British Superbike, and World Superbike.

The teams will next race at Laguna Seca Raceway at the combined MotoGP/AMA weekend on July 8-10.

Sunday Superbike Results: 1. Mat Mladin (Suzuki), 2. Ben Spies (Suzuki), 3. Jake Zemke (Honda), 4. ERIC BOSTROM (PARTS UNLIMITED DUCATI AUSTIN 999), 5. Aaron Yates (Suzuki), 6. Josh Hayes (Kawasaki), 19th NEIL HODGSON (PARTS UNLIMITED DUCATI AUSTIN 999)

AMA Superbike Points (After 10 of 17 races) - 1. Mat Mladin (Suzuki) 325, 2. Ben Spies (Suzuki) 300, 3. Aaron Yates (Suzuki) 265, 4. NEIL HODGSON (PARTS UNLIMITED DUCATI AUSTIN 999) 249, 5. ERIC BOSTROM (PARTS UNLIMITED DUCATI AUSTIN 999) 231, 6. Miguel Duhamel (Honda) 204

Miss Italy Christina Chiabotto gets comforted before her ride by Ducati CEO Frederico Minoli. Ducati felt it was best to get all the smiling PR photos before going out onto the track with Randy Mamola.

Italian Grand Prix, Mugello, Race Day, Sunday June 5 2005 - Up-and-coming Red Bull F1 driver Tonio Liuzzi was one of Randy Mamola's lucky passengers on the Ducati Marlboro Team two-seater at sun-blessed Mugello this morning. Other passengers included the reigning Miss Italy, Cristina Chiabotto, and Nelson Piquet Junior, another bright young hope of the car world.

Confident that Liuzzi and Piquet were up to some serious high-speed riding, Mamola rode as hard as he could with the car racers. "The only time I've ever ridden the two-seater harder was when I had Luca Cadalora with me here, and he's a former 250 World Champion," said Mamola, a 13-time GP winner.

Christina gets ready to show Randy what she had for lunch.

Liuzzi was delighted with his taste of MotoGP action. "I love adrenaline and that was pure adrenaline," grinned the 24-year-old Italian. "It's a different kind of craziness from F1, just awesome. It's incredible what these guys do on bikes, especially when there's such a fine line between going fast and crashing! The way Randy controlled the bike, braking deep into corners, then having the thing sliding around on the exit was incredible. We were so far over that I felt like my face was on the ground, and the wind was so strong on the straight that I thought we'd take off. Now I realise the kind of kick that bikes can give you I'm going to buy another road bike!"

Miss Italy reckons her two-seater experience will stay with her for the rest of her life. "It was a big emotion, even better than I had expected, something I will never ever forget," said Chiabotto, from Turin. "Thanks to Ducati for this amazing experience, thanks also to Randy, I'm proud to have ridden with him, he was great!"

Nineteen-year-old Piquet Junior, son of the former F1 World Champion, and a contender in the 2005 GP2 championship, was similarly gobsmacked by his experience. "I did a parachute jump last week and I thought that was crazy but this was much worse!" he smiled. "Just hanging on was really difficult. I can't even imagine what it's like riding 15 seconds a lap faster on your own."

Better than sidecar? Mamola is lobbying the FIM to keep MotoGP at 990cc, but to require carrying a passenger like in the World Rally Championship. Miss Italy, however, turns up her nose at that idea.

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Long Beach , July 16-17th - Beautiful DJ Samantha Lee ( has just been confirmed to spin her original tunes both days in the exciting new Metric Midway at this July's LA Calendar Motorcycle Show. The Metric Midway features our exclusive, Jardine West Coast Horsepower Dyno Shootout, the new Ducati bike display, and the 2Wheel Tuner magazine Sportbike Contest.
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MotoGP drops to
800cc in 2007

Saturday June 4th, Mugello, Italy - The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Claude Danis (FIM), Sito Pons (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in the presence of Mr Paul Butler (Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held today at the circuit of Mugello, unanimously decided to introduce the modifications below to the MotoGP World Championship Regulations..

For immediate application:
1.2 Events: To delete Art. 1.2.2 (“all events in the Championship must cater for all three classes”)
1.19 Ride Through Procedure: During the race, the rider will be requested to ride through the pit lane; stopping is not permitted. He may then rejoin the race.

- For application as from June 9, 2005 (Gran Premi Gauloises de Catalunya):
1.14 Technical Control: 1.14.1 Second paragraph, to delete “In the classes 250cc and 125cc,”
1.21 Behaviour during practice and race: 1.21.12 To delete “two way radio voice communication”

- For application as from 2007, valid for 5 years minimum:
2.2 Classes: 2.2.1 As from January 1st, 2007, in the Motogp class the maximum engine size capacity will be 800cc and 2-stroke engines will not be allowed.
2.6 Fuel tank: 2.6.5 The maximum fuel tank capacity will be of 21 litres

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Win the ultimate Track Attack Premier track day with Niall Mackenzie at Donington Park, England
YOU could win a Track Attack Premier track day with Rizla Suzuki Team Performance Co-ordinator and triple BSB Champion Niall Mackenzie at the full Donington Park GP circuit worth £195 in this free to enter competition.

You'll need your own bike for the track day on Saturday, July 2nd, at the Leicestershire circuit. You'll get 20-mins per hour on track between 9am and 5pm. All abilities of rider are welcome and there are top-quality instructors on hand for your benefit.
As the winner of this competition you'll get special attention from Niall as well as a pillion ride around the track if you are brave enough!

There are plenty of activities on the day with computer games and Scalextric to try your skills in-between sessions. There is a free all day buffet, starting with bacon sandwiches followed by a hot lunch and afternoon tea. That's on top of free tea and coffee all day long - and there is a free gift for every participant and a cloakroom to boot!

For further details on these fantastic Track Attack Premier track days, call Caroline on (011) 44 1332-819503 now. If you book a track day and mention Rizla Suzuki, you will receive a complementary pillion ride with Niall, normally costing £20, absolutely free.
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The competition ends on Monday 27th June 2005 at 4pm

Free Ducati-only parking still available for free on Ducati Island during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix but be sure to pre-register!
Cupertino, CA – June 3rd, 2005 – Anticipation continues to build for the 2005 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as American fans prepare to see exotic prototype motorcycles, like the Ducati Desmosedici, for the first time on their home soil. Ducati owners enjoy a privileged status at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, many making Ducati Island their home base for the weekend. The Island is located just inside turn three and has been a staple of the Ducati experience since 1998 with special hospitality, gear check, vendors, autograph sessions, and Ducati-only parking available to all Ducati owners. Due to the overwhelming success of Ducati Island, parking for the GP will be limited this year.

In order to accommodate as many Ducati parking spots as possible on Ducati Island, Ducati has created a pre-registration procedure. This new procedure must be completed online at . Owners will receive a Ducati Island parking pass by mail valid for parking one motorcycle on Ducati Island. Keep in mind, that a parking pass is required to park on Ducati Island this year but does not guarantee a place on the Island. Parking is limited by physical capacity and will be first come, first serve to anyone with a pass. Parking passes are valid for all three days of the race weekend

McGuinness wins delayed Isle of Man TT
Superbike race

John McGuinness powered to victory in the delayed Isle of Man TT Superbike race, breaking the outright race record time as he chalked up his seventh success on the Island.

The Morecambe rider was hot on the charge from the start, completing his first lap of the 37.73 mile Mountain Course in a remarkable time of 17m 59.94secs, an average speed of 126.879mph which was just the job to take him eight seconds clear.

Ulsterman Richard Britton was riding strongly, and pushing hard aboard his Honda, but the unrelenting pace of McGuinness was giving him no opportunity to make up any ground, and as they pitted for the first of two pit-stops to change rear tyres and take on fuel the Yamaha rider had increased his lead to 19 seconds, maintaining an average speed of a little over 126mph.
Adrian Archibald, riding the TAS Suzuki was running third, but by the end of the third lap had moved ahead of Britton who was experiencing some machine problems that led to his eventual retirement from the race.

McGuinness was having no problems, stretching his lead to 28 seconds at half distance, although on the fourth lap, Archibald matched his time to give some hope to his team of better things to come.
However, a super-quick pit-stop by McGuinness gave him a seven seconds bonus on his rival, leaving him 35 seconds clear after five laps, and having sufficient advantage to even consider easing off a little on the sixth and final dash around the Island.

“I decided to use the same tactics that earned me three wins last year – that was to get my head down and go for it from the start, making a good break. The bike felt really strong, particularly over the Mountain.”
His victory, by 36.3 seconds over Archibald came in a record time of 1hr 49m 25.74s, an average speed of 124.124mph. “Brilliant, what else can I say – it was a relatively trouble free all of the way – there were on or two damp patches, and I had a slide or two, but nothing to worry about.”

“The organisers certainly made the decision by postponing the race from Saturday – the conditions were horrible then, today they were 99.9% perfect.”

Archibald had to settle for second best with Honda rider Martin Finnegan in third, some 76 seconds down on Archibald with Ian Lougher, also riding a Honda Fireblade, a further half minute back fourth, from the Yamaha of Ray Potter and Guy Martin on a Suzuki.

Isle of Man Results
Po / Name / Machine / Time
1 / John McGuinness / 1000 Yamaha R1 / 1h 49' 25.74"
2 / Adrian Archibald / 1000 Suzuki GSXR / 1h 50' 02.04"
3 / Martin Finnegan / 1000 Honda CBR / 1h 51' 18.16"
4 / Ian Lougher / 1000 Honda CBR RR / 1h 51' 42.70"
5 / Raymond Porter / 1000 Yamaha R1 / 1h 52' 09.16"
6 / GUY MARTIN / 1000 Suzuki / 1h 52' 22.87"
7 / Jason Griffiths / 1000 Yamaha / 1h 52' 26.88"
8 / Chris Heath / 998 Honda CBR / 1h 53' 05.38"
9 / Jun Maeda / 1000 Honda CBR RR / 1h 53' 55.19"
10 / Ian Armstrong / 1000 Yamaha R1 / 1h 55' 03.55"
11 / Nigel BEATTIE / 1000 Yamaha / 1h 55' 07.12"
12 / GARY CARSWELL / 1000 Yamaha R1 / 1h 55' 23.25"
13 / John Barton / 1000 Suzuki GSXR / 1h 55' 32.99"
14 / CHRIS PALMER / 1000 Yamaha R1 / 1h 55' 33.64"
15 / PHILIP STEWART / 1000 Suzuki GSXR / 1h 56' 01.32"

Lee Chapin
moves up at Mikuni

LEE CHAPIN has been appointed Vice President of the Aftermarket Business Division for Mikuni American Corporation.
His former position within the company was Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Sales for the Aftermarket Carburetor Division. Chapin's new situation involves overseeing all aspects of the aftermarket carburetor and component business.

It was Lee Chapin at Mikuni who was instrumental in publishing the first Mikuni Carburetor Pinup Calendar in 1989 produced by their advertising agency Gianatsis Design, which featued nude models as a way to promote the company's carburetor sales. After a successful first year, the next year 1990 saw the production of their first Miuni Fast Dates racebike pinup calendar featuring swimsuit models with roadrace bikes using Mikuni Carburetors.

In the following years additional calendar tites for Mikuni's different markets in the persoanl watercraft, dirt bike and Custom V-Twin markets were also introduced, produced and photographed by Jim Gianatsis.

The next new season release of the Miikuni Calendars was first celebrated in 1992 with a backyard BBQ party a Jim's house with calendar model and Playboy Playmate Teri Weigel serving as the cook. The following year 1993 saw the party move to Mikuni's corporate headquarters withtheir distributors and the press invited. In 1994 the calendar party moved to the Santa Monica Airport's Museum of Flying, was opened to the public, and was named the Mikuni Calendar Motorcycle Show.

Throughout the 1990's the Calendars and the Show continued to grow with resounding success, to the point Mikuni felt it was taking too much attention away from their primary carburetor market. Mikuni decided in year 2000 to relinquish its ownership of the Calendars and partnership in the Calendar Bike Show, turning it all over to Gianatsis Design,

Mikuni American still remains somewhat involved as title sponsor of the Iron & Lace Custom Motorcycle Pinup Calendar for the American V-Twin market which today is the Mikuni Aftermarket Diviion's biggest market for carburetors.

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Rizla Suzuki splits
with Scott Smart,

signs James Haydon
In an amicable split, Rizla Suzuki and Scott Smart have agreed to go their separate ways in search of improved results and performance.

JAMES HAYDON will join British Superbike Champion John Reynolds and Team Rizla Suzuki for the remainder of the 2005 British Superbike Championship.
James agreed terms with Rizla Suzuki today. The 30-year-old Andorra resident already has experience with the team after racing at Oulton and Mondello Park on the GSX-R1000 while substituting for an injured JR earlier in the season. Prior to that, he took five Superbike race wins for Crescent Suzuki in 1998 and 1999.

It was at Oulton Park on May 2nd that James recorded the team's best result of the season so far with a 4th place finish. That impressive performance matched to a professional approach to racing meant he was first choice to join the team following the departure of Scott Smart.

"I am honoured to have been asked to join Rizla Suzuki and want nothing more than to repay that faith in me with race wins," enthused James.

"Racing for the team for two rounds earlier in the year really whetted my appetite. The approach of the team to racing is so professional and positive - I really enjoyed myself and this is a dream come true.
"I have missed too many rounds to challenge for the title in 2005, but I have been tasked with winning as many races and scoring as many podiums as possible in the second half of the season. That's my only aim now and with a bike as good as the Rizla Suzuki, I can't wait to get started."

James joins the team immediately at Donington Park for a two-day test on the 14th and 16th of June, where he will reacquaint himself with the Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 and spend time working on his set-up in readiness for the races. He will be joined by JR at the test and is looking forward to working with the Champion.

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