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Race Results - 2003

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6-8-03        SBK - Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin


1. Eric Bostrom (Kawasaki)
2. Aaron Yates (Suzuki)
3. Larry Pegram (Ducati)
4. Miguel DuHamel (Honda)
5. Ben Bostrom (Honda)
6. Jason Pridmore (Suzuki)
7. Shawn Higbee (Suzuki)
8. Michael Barnes (Suzuki)
9. Kurtis Roberts (Honda)
10. Mat Mladin (Suzuki)

Kawasaki’s Eric Bostrom hoped for a wet race and he got it. On a wet, but rapidly drying track Bostrom set one fast lap after another to win his second race in three tries, this one coming on an overcast day at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.


6-8-03        MotoGP - Mugello


1. Valentino Rossi (Honda)
2. Loris Capirossi (Ducati)
3. Max Biaggi (Honda)
4. Makoto Tamada (Honda)
5. Shinya Nakano (Yamaha)
6. Tohru Ukawa (Honda)
7. Sete Gibernau (Honda)
8. Carlos Checa (Yamaha)
9. Colin Edwards (Aprilia)
10. Olivier Jacque (Yamaha)
11. Marco Melandri (Yamaha)
12. Nicky Hayden (Honda)
13. Riyuchi Kiyonari (Honda)
14. Alex Hoffman (Kawasaki)
15. Garry McCoy (Kawasaki)
16. Andrew Pitt (Kawasaki)

They gave the fans what they came for, the Italian trio of Rossi-Capirossi-Biaggi leading a tricolore sweep of the podium in the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix at the Mugello circuit in Tuscany.


6-7-03        SBK - Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Race One:

1. Mat Mladin (Suzuki)
2. Miguel DuHamel (Honda)
3. Kurtis Roberts (Honda)
4. Ben Bostrom (Honda)
5. Anthony Gobert (Ducati)
6. Jason Pridmore (Suzuki)
7. Shawn Higbee (Suzuki)
8. Jordan Szoke (Suzuki)
9. Mike Ciccotto (Suzuki)
10. Geoff May (Suzuki)

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Mat Mladin took over the AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship points lead with a defiant win from the pole position in the first leg of the Superbike double-header on a cool afternoon at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.


6-1-03        SBK - Oschersleben


Race One:

1. Neil Hodgson (Ducati)
2. Pier-Francesco Chili (Ducati)
3. James Toseland (Ducati)
4. Regis Laconi (Ducati)
5. Chris Walker (Ducati)
6. Steve Martin (Ducati)
7. Marco Borciani (Ducati)
8. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Suzuki)
9. Lucio Pedercini (Ducati)
10. Giovanni Bussei (Yamaha)

Fila Ducati’s Neil Hodgson tied the record for consecutive wins in the World Superbike Championship with his race one win in Oschersleben, with the chance to break the record in race two later this afternoon.

Race Two:

1. James Toseland (Ducati)
2. Neil Hodgson (Ducati)
3. Chris Walker (Ducati)
4. Regis Laconi (Ducati)
5. Ruben Xaus (Ducati)
6. Steve Martin (Ducati)
7. Juan Borja (Ducati)
8. Iannuzzo Vittorio (Suzuki)
9. Marco Borciani (Ducati)
10. Lucio Pedercini (Ducati)

HM Plant Ducati's James Toseland won the first World Superbike race of his young career today in Germany, in the process ending the win streak of fellow Brit Neil Hodgson.


6-1-03         AMA Superbike National, Pikes Peak International Raceway

Superbike National Results

1. Eric Bostrom (Kawasaki)
2. Kurtis Roberts (Honda)
3. Aaron Yates (Suzuki)
4. Ben Bostrom (Honda)
5. Anthony Gobert (Ducati)
6. Jason Pridmore (Suzuki)
7. Miguel DuHamel (Honda)
8. Jordan Szoke (Suzuki)
9. Mat Mladin (Suzuki)
10. Steve Rapp (Suzuki)

Kawasaki's Eric Bostrom won an unprecedented fourth AMA Superbike National at Pikes Peak International Raceway today, this one coming at a perfect time to revive his championship hopes.


5-11-03        MotoGP, Jerez, Spain

MotoGP Results

1. Valentino Rossi (Honda)
2. Max Biaggi (Honda)
3. Troy Bayliss (Ducati)
4. Tohru Ukawa (Honda)
5. Alex Barros (Yamaha)
6. Makato Tamada (Honda)
7. John Hopkins (Suzuki)
8. Shinya Nakano (Yamaha)
9. Nobuatsu Aoki (Proton)
10. Oliver Jacque (Yamaha)
11. Noriyuki Haga (Aprilia)
12. Jeremy McWilliams (Proton)
13. Kenny Roberts Jr. (Suzuki)
14. Colin Edwards (Aprilia)
15. Andrew Pitt (Kawasaki)
16. Andy Hoffman (Kawasaki)
17. Marco Melandri (Yamaha)
18. Garry McCoy (Kawasaki)

Repsol Honda's Valentino Rossi controlled today's Spanish MotoGP in Jerez, Spain, the Italian riding to a 6.3-second victory over rival Max Biaggi and his Camel-backed Honda RC211V.


5-4-03        600cc Supersport - Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, California - USA

1. Jamie Hacking (Yamaha)
2. Damon Buckmaster (Yamaha)
3. Jake Zemke (Honda)
4. Ben Spies (Suzuki)
5. Tommy Hayden (Kawasaki)
6. Aaron Gobert (Yamaha)
7. Jason DiSalvo (Yamaha)
8. Alex Gobert (Honda)
9. Doug Chandler (Honda)
10. Tony Meiring (Kawasaki)

It came down to a battle of the Yamahas - Jamie Hacking vs. teammate Damon Buckmaster - in the 600cc Supersport final at Infineon Raceway. And the win ultimately went to Hacking, his second in a row, by just .410 of a second after 17 intense laps in Northern California.


5-4-03        SBK - Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, California - USA

Race One

1. Mat Mladin (Suzuki)
2. Aaron Yates (Suzuki)
3. Miguel DuHamel (Honda)
4. Eric Bostrom (Kawasaki)
5. Jason Pridmore (Suzuki)
6. Ben Bostrom (Honda)
7. Steve Rapp (Suzuki)
8. Kurtis Roberts (Honda)
9. Larry Pegram (Ducati)
10. Lee Acree (Suzuki)

Race Two

1. Mat Mladin (Suzuki)
2. Aaron Yates (Suzuki)
3. Ben Bostrom (Honda)
4. Kurtis Roberts (Honda)
5. Eric Bostrom (Kawasaki)
6. Larry Pegram (Ducati)
7. Jason Pridmore (Suzuki)
8. Jordan Szoke (Suzuki)
9. Steve Crevier (Suzuki)
10. Shawn Higbee (Suzuki)

Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin continued his hot hand today at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, the Australian winning his third AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike National in a row in what was the fourth round of the series.

In a race that was completely void of any drama, Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin won for the second time on the day at Infineon Raceway, the Australian dominating from start to finish to win his fourth AMA Superbike National in a row.


3-29-03        SBK - Phillip Island, Australia

Race One

1. Neil Hodgson (Ducati)
2. Ruben Xaus (Ducati)
3. Gregorio Lavilla (Suzuki)
4. Steve Martin (Ducati)
5. Troy Corser (Petronas)
6. Regis Laconi (Ducati)
7. Chris Walker (Ducati)
8. David Garcia (Ducati)
9. Marco Borciani (Ducati)
10. Lucio Pedercini (Ducati)

Fila Ducati's Neil Hodgson won today's first race at Phillip Island, round two of the World Superbike Championship. The Brit topped his Spanish teammate Ruben Xaus by some eight seconds with the Corona Extra Suzuki of Gregorio Lavilla completing the top three.

3-29-03        SBK - Phillip Island, Australia

Race Two

1. Neil Hodgson (Duc)
2. Ruben Xaus (Duc)
3. Pier-Francesco Chili (Duc)
4. Regis Laconi (Duc)
5. James Toseland (Duc)
6. Chris Walker (Duc)
7. Gregorio Lavilla (Suz)
8. Troy Corser (Fog)
9. Steve Martin (Duc)
10. Marco Borciani (Duc)

Fila Ducati’s Neil Hodgson kept his perfect season intact, the Englishman winning the second race at Phillip Island, Australia to sweep both legs of the second round of the World Superbike Championship. The difference in this win was that teammate Ruben Xaus made him work for it.


3-10-03        Daytona 200 Results

1. Miguel DuHamel (Honda)
2. Ben Bostrom (Honda)
3. Kurtis Roberts (Honda)
4. Aaron Yates (Suzuki)
5. Eric Bostrom (Kawasaki)
6. Mat Mladin (Suzuki)
7. Ben Spies (Suzuki)
8. Michael Barnes (Suzuki)
9. Jason Pridmore (Suzuki)
10. Shawn Higbee (Suzuki)

It may have taken an extra day to get it run, but today's Daytona 200 By Arai may just have been the best ever. Fittingly, it was American Honda's Miguel DuHamel winning his fourth Daytona 200 in stunning fashion, drafting past both Kurtis Roberts, a lapped rider, and Ben Bostrom on the run to the checkered flag.

At the finish, DuHamel was .069 of a second ahead of his teammate Bostrom with Roberts just .155 of a second behind in third place. Thrilling stuff, and an all-Honda RC51 Victory Lane.

3-2-03        World Superbike Championship

Race One, Valencia, Spain

1. N Hodgson, GBR, Ducati, 1’35.557*
2. R Xaus, ESP, Ducati, 1’35.645
3. C Walker, GBR, Ducati, 1’36.263
4. J Toseland, GBR, Ducati, 1’36.303
5. R Laconi, FRA, Ducati, 1’36.738
6. S Martin, AUS, Ducati, 1’36.615
7. G Lavilla, ESP, Suzuki, 1’36.865
8. L Pedercini, ITA, Ducati, 1’37.504
9. M Borciani, ITA, Ducati, 1’37.593
10. D Garcia, ESP, Ducati, 1’38.058

* Fastest lap

Britain’s Neil Hodgson grabbed the first win of WSB 2003 with a faultless display of race craft. The new factory Ducati rider took it a little easy on the opening laps before upping the pace to blast past his former team mate James Toseland on lap four to take the lead.


3-2-03        World Superbike Championship

Race Two, Valencia, Spain


1. N Hodgson, GBR, Ducati, 1’35.007
2. R Xaus, ESP, Ducati, 1’35.288
3. J Toseland, GBR, Ducati, 1’35.808
4. C Walker, GBR, Ducati, 1’36.909
5. S Martin, AUS, Ducati, 1’36.887
6. G Lavilla ESP, Suzuki, 1’36.589
7. T Corser AUS, FP1, 1’36.832
8. J Borja ESP, Ducati, 1’37.443
9. L Pedercini ITA, Ducati, 1’37.426
10. M Borciani ITA, Ducati, 1’37.519

Neil Hodgson started the 2003 WSB season with a double win at Valencia.

Hodgson rode to an unchallenged first place in the second race here at Valencia in Spain on a day when the strong winds caused difficulties for all the riders.

Hodgson lead the second race from start to finish, leaving his new Fila Ducati team mate Ruben Xaus forced to be content with second place. It was an impressive ride form Hodgson and one that has everyone wondering if he’s going to repeat Troy Bayliss’ 2002 winning ways. Hodsgon has of
course inherited Bayliss’ ride after the Australian left WSB to ride in MotoGP for Ducati.



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