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Team Foffy Petronas tries Italian rider Lorenzo Mauri
6/16/03 -Carl Fogarty has chosen young Italian rider Lorenzo Mauri to replace the injured James Haydon on the FP1 for this weekend’s seventh round of the World Superbike championship.
Mauri was recommended to the Foggy PETRONAS Racing team boss by Ducati chief Davide Tardozzi, who has used the rider for test purposes and has been impressed by his set-up ability and determined attitude. A translator will work with the FPR team throughout the weekend.
Carl said: “I thought it might help to have an Italian on the bike at Misano, which is a difficult track to get used to. And I wanted someone who was going to grab his chance by the scruff of the neck and really ride this thing.
“A few British names had been mentioned, but nobody who I really wanted. Davide told me that Mauri is as fast as the guys who are winning European Superstock races and that he is absolutely revving about the opportunity.
“He has got nothing to lose and we have got nothing to lose so, you never know, something just might happen.”
The 26-year-old from the Como province of Italy is currently competing in the Italian Superstock championship with the GB team. Last year he was 12th in the European Superstock championship with a best-placed finish of fourth at the Oschersleben event.
Haydon was ruled out of action for a minimum of two weeks with a prolapsed disc in his neck, following a crash in Germany. He is expecting to be back in action for the eight round of the championship at Laguna Seca on July 13th.

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Eric Bostrom and Matt Mladin -
battling for supremacy coming into Brainard this weekend

Duhamel try to become first four-time AMA Superbike winner at BIR

On June 27-29 the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited comes to Brainerd, Minn., for round 11 of the 18-race series. A single point separates series leader Eric Bostrom from three-time AMA Superbike champion Mat Mladin in one of the tightest battles in the history of the series. Mladin’s Suzuki teammate Aaron Yates, who led the series earlier in the season, is solidly in the championship hunt as is Honda’s Ben Bostrom and Kurtis Roberts. Any one of the top five riders could conceivably leave Brainerd with the series points lead.

Miguel Duhamel, also on team Honda , will attempt to become the first four-time winner of the race. Duhamel heads up a trio of former Brainerd Superbike winners taking to the track this weekend that also includes the brothers Eric and Ben Bostrom.

This year will mark the 20th anniversary of AMA Superbike racing at Brainerd. Motorcycle Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey won the very first race held there in 1983. Rainey’s win came on a factory Kawasaki, but since that time the race has been practically owned by Honda. Fred Merkel and Rainey combined to give Honda four-straight Superbike wins at the track in the 1980s. Coming into this year Honda is running a three-race winning streak at BIR. Even more impressive is the fact that Honda made a rare sweep of the Superbike podium at Brainerd in 2001.
All three factory Hondas have good reason to believe they can win at Brainerd this year. Duhamel has won three times before at the track and always goes well there.

“A lot of drafting comes into play at Brainerd,” said Duhamel, the all-time AMA Superbike wins leader. “Horsepower helps, but the draft can keep you in there even if you lack a little power.” Duhamel should know; he memorably led Brainerd on the Harley-Davidson VR1000 Superbike in the 1994 race.

Duhamel’s teammate Ben Bostrom should feel right at home at Brainerd even though this will be his first visit to the track since 1999. Bostrom won his only AMA Superbike race at BIR that year and is hoping to earn his second-career victory this weekend.

The third factory Honda rider Kurtis Roberts, of the Erion Honda Racing squad, feels he should have earned his first AMA Superbike win at Brainerd two years ago. That year Roberts made a spectacular pass on fellow Honda rider Nicky Hayden coming into the final corner. He led coming out of the turn and heading to the checkered flag, but he grabbed just a tad too much throttle. That sent his bike sideways and gave Hayden the opportunity to pass him by mere inches at the line. It proved to be one of the most dramatic and closest finishes in AMA Superbike history with Duhamel and Jamie Hacking taking a very close third and fourth -- the top four covered by .500 of a second at the stripe. Roberts hopes to erase the memory of the race that could have been with a victory on Sunday.

As good as Honda’s luck has been at Brainerd over the years, it’s been almost equally as rotten for both Suzuki and Kawasaki. Suzuki has never won an AMA Superbike race at Brainerd and Kawasaki’s one and only victory came 20 years ago. Ironically, all that could change this weekend since the top two riders in the series are Kawasaki- and Suzuki-mounted.

Kawasaki’s Eric Bostrom comes into Brainerd leading the series. He won his very first AMA Superbike race at Brainerd in a shocker back in 1998 as a replacement rider for the injured Duhamel. It would be fitting for Bostrom to give Kawasaki its second AMA Superbike win 20 years after Rainey gave the company its first and only win at the circuit.

Mladin would love to break through to win his first at Brainerd. It’s one of the few tracks on the circuit where he hasn’t won. He’s been runner-up three times at BIR, but his luck took a turn for the worse here in the last few years. In 2001 he suffered a rare crash on the first lap of the race and last year his Suzuki had mechanical problems and he was forced to retire. Mladin would love to finally give Suzuki a win at Brainerd.
Mladin’s teammate Aaron Yates is third in the standings coming into this race. For some reason, Brainerd has never been kind to Yates. His best finish at the track was a seventh in both 1996 and 2000. He, like Mladin, will be shooting to give Suzuki a victory at BIR.

Austin Ducati split with rider Anthony Gobert and will bring in Italian racer Giovanni Bussei. The last time Ducati brought over a rider from Italy mid-season it resulted in a Brainerd win for the Italian maker when Alessandro Gramigni took the unexpected victory in 1996. Of the privateers Jason Pridmore has the most history at BIR. Pridmore had one of his best AMA Superbike races ever at Brainerd in 1998 when he finished fourth on a Ducati.

The Brainerd Superbike race will be shown live on Speed Channel at 4 p.m. EST Sunday, June 29.
For additional information on the race contact BIR at (218) 824-7220 or visit www.brainerdraceway.com.

Ruben celebrate his first victory in World Superbike in over a year with double race wins at Misano

2003 SBK Wpr;d Superbike, San Marino Round 7

Ruben Xaus doubles down at Misano
San Marino, Italy , June 22nd: It was magnificent double win from Ruben Xaus on the factory Ducati Fila 999F 03 to put his winless season firmly back on the rails. The Spanish star overcame some set-up issues in qualifying, ending a run of results which did not accurately reflect his full talents. Starting from the third row in each race, Xaus proved to be a guided red white and blue missile on raceday, capitalising on a mistake from his team-mate and Championship points leader Neil Hodgsonwho crashed out in Race One, and coming back in Race Two to pass Hodgsen and head him off by 0.244 seconds in a tight battle that went right to the finish.

Hodgson, still a clear leader on points even after his Misano mishaps, went out of the opening race after crashing on lap two. In second place James Toseland (HM Plant Ducati) rode hard to secure second, with Pierfrancesco Chili (PSG-1) falling on the very last lap, just in front of the Englishman. French ace Regis Laconi (NCR Ducati 998RS) was the first privateer rider home in third place.

In the second 25-lap outing, Xaus and Hodgson shook off the attentions of Chili on the final few laps, and enjoyed a dogfight to the line. Making a pass at the favoured overtaking spot of Tramonto corner, on the final lap, Xaus made himself fast and wide enough for Hodgson to be just unable to pass, and thus Xaus doubled up his tally of 2003 race wins in one day.

The intense 31-degree C heat and relatively high humidity on raceday was a factory for most riders, the two-race format of SBK proving to be particularly demanding. Many thought that Toseland's retirement from race two was down to tiredness and pain after his big crash in free qualifying on Saturday but unspecified mechanical problems which caused a misfire in his HM Plant Ducati 998F02 was the real cause.

Frankie Chile (7) and James Toseland (52) dog Rubento the finish in race one.

Regis Laconi followed up his race one win with a fourth place, mainly due to lowering tyre pressures between races, to try and improve traction, only to find it counter-productive.

Gregorio Lavilla (Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000) was fourth and then fifth, after a tough day in the Suzuki office, thanks to a practice crash.

Chris Walker recovered well from a bad start in race one to finish sixth, and followed it up with a fatigue affected ninth in race two, losing grip from his front tyre on right hand corners, having changed rubber on the startline.

Lucio Pedercini scored an eighth and a sixth on races one and two respectively, but the ëalternativeí Italian star of race two was undoubtedly Vittorio Iannuzzo, running a kitted Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 to seventh, ahead of some big names ñ a pleasing recovery from a crash in race one.

Steve Martin rode almost as well in race conditions as he did in the majority of the qualifying sessions, and finished his day with a sixth and a ninth, on both occasions just place ahead of one of his own countrymen.
Troy Corser put in an excellent display on the Foggy Petronas FP-1, taking seventh place despite the intense heat, and even tenth in race two was a degree of success in a race with far fewer top name retirees than the opener, Toseland excepted. The top ten in race one was completed by Mauro Sanchini (Kawasaki Bertocchi), just ahead of his team-mate Ivan Clementi.

In the championship table overall, Hodgson is still handsomely ahead of all his rivals, with his total of 315 points fully 107 points more than new second place rider Xausí 208. Toseland slips to third overall, with 185, Laconi is on 174 and Lavilla has secured a grand total of 155.

The victory podium for Race Two featured a Ruben sandwiched between Hodgsen and Chili who both crashed out in Race One.

Race 1: (Laps 25 = 101,500 Km)
Pos /Rider /Nat. /Team /Gap
1/R. XAUS/ESP/Ducati Fila/40m22.423s
2/J. TOSELAND/GBR/HM Plant Ducati/0.760
3/R. LACONI/FRA/Caracchi NCR Nortel Net./1.711
4/G.LAVILLA/ESP/Alstare Suzuki/10.933
5/C.WALKER/GBR/HM Plant Ducati/20.487
6/S. MARTIN/AUS/D.F.X. Racing Team/23.234
7/T. CORSER/AUS/Foggy PETRONAS Racing/27.083
8/L. PEDERCINI/ITA/Team Pedercini/32.026
9/M.SANCHINI/ITA/Kawasaki Bertocchi/36.701
10/I. CLEMENTI/ITA/Kawasaki Bertocchi/48.537
11/M.BORCIANI/ITA/D.F.X. Racing Team/54.636
12/A. GRAMIGNI/ITA/Nuvolari 391/57.320
13/P. BLORA/ITA/Lucido Corse/1'01.084
14/S. FOTI/ITA/Team Pedercini/1'10.003
15/S. FUERTES/ESP/MIR Racing/1'24.423
Fastest Lap =7° Ruben Xaus 1'36.158 152,000 Km/h

Riders Championship Standings:
1 HODGSON 295, 2 TOSELAND 185, 3 XAUS 183, 4 LACONI 161, 5 LAVILLA 144, 6 WALKER 121, 7 CHILI 102, 8 MARTIN 88, 9 BORCIANI 78, 10 PEDERCINI 75, 11 CORSER 50, 12 SANCHINI 48, 13 BORJA 37, 14 CLEMENTI 36, 15 BUSSEI 33..

Race 2 :
(Laps 25 = 101,500 Km)
Pos /Rider /Nat. /Team /Gap
1/R. XAUS/ESP/Ducati Fila/40'17.321
2/N.HODGSON/GBR/Ducati Fila/0.244
3/P. CHILI/ITA/Team PSG-1/6.896
4/R. LACONI/FRA/Caracchi NCR Nortel Net./13.814
5/G.LAVILLA/ESP/Alstare Suzuki/17.399
6/L. PEDERCINI/ITA/Team Pedercini/19.345
7/V. IANNUZZO/ITA/Alstare Suzuki/24.651
8/C.WALKER/GBR/HM Plant Ducati/29.164
9/S. MARTIN/AUS/D.F.X. Racing Team/32.310
10/T. CORSER/AUS/Foggy PETRONAS Racing/33.516
11/M.SANCHINI/ITA/Kawasaki Bertocchi/44.197
12/J. BORJA/ESP/D.F.X. Racing Team/52.247
13/I. CLEMENTI/ITA/Kawasaki Bertocchi/52.628
14/M.BORCIANI/ITA/D.F.X. Racing Team/1'01.445
15/A. GRAMIGNI/ITA/Nuvolari 391/1'02.445
Fastest Lap =6° Ruben Xaus 1'35.629 152,841 Km/h

Manufacturers Standings:
1 DUCATI 325, 2 SUZUKI 171, 3 PETRONAS 61, 4 KAWASAKI 58, 5 YAMAHA 44,
6 HONDA 21

600cc World SuperSport to Fabien Foret on Kawasaki ZX6RR
In the World Supersport Championship Kawasaki Racing Team rider Fabien Foret made up for a bad start from the front row to scorch to a hugely impressive win, passing other top class riders with comparative ease and winning by a margin of 1.661 seconds, albeit slowing up at the flag. It was the first win for the Kawasaki ZX-6RR, on a day that favoured Dunlop supplied teams more than any single other brand.

Chris Vermeulen (Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR), the runaway championship leader, fell on lap nine and could not restart his machine, leaving the field open for his main championship rivals Katsuaki Fujiwara (Alstare Suzuki GSX-R600) and Jurgen van den Goorbergh (Yamaha Belgarda R6) to fight for the win ñ until the Foret Express came roaring past in the later stages. Van den Goorbergh failed to finish, however, after suffering a technical problem before Foret showed up, and thus Fujiwara scored second place, with the fast charging and fully competitive Broc Parkes (BKM Honda) third.Vermeulenís lead was little affected by his crash, with the Aussie rider still on 131 points, 35 points clear of Fujiwaraís total of 96 in second, with van den Goorbergh third on 84.

With the Supersport machines not making the annual SBK pilgrimage to Laguna Seca in the USA (July 13) the next round for the 600cc fours is at Brands Hatch, Great Britain, on July 27.

SUPERSPORT RESULTS: RACE : (Laps 23 = 93,380 Km)

Pos /Rider /Nat. /Team /Gap
1/F. FORET/FRA/Kawasaki R.T. KRT/37m 55.497s; 2/K. FUJIWARA/JPN/Alstare Suzuki/1.661
3/B. PARKES/AUS/Dark Dog Honda BKM/3.953;
4/S. CHAMBON/FRA/Alstare Suzuki/8.067
5/J. TEUCHERT/GER/Yamaha Deutschland/10.940;
6/C. KELLNER/GER/Yamaha Deutschland/11.271
7/A. CORRADI/ITA/Italia Spadaro F.R./12.391;
8/S. SANNA/ITA/Yamaha Belgarda/17.319
9/C.COGAN/FRA/Dark Dog Honda BKM/24.652; 10/S. CRUCIANI/ITA/Kawasaki Bertocchi/26.136
11/M.LAGRIVE/FRA/Yamaha France - Ipone/28.189; 12/S. CHARPENTIER/FRA/Team Klaffi Honda/31.567
13/A. POLITA/ITA/Team Trasimeno/33.532
14/I. MACPHERSON/GBR/Van Zon Honda T.K.R./42.474
15/I. GOI/ITA/Team Tienne/47.125

Fastest Lap= 4° Katsuaki Fujiwara 1'37.924 149,259 Km/h
Riders Championship Standings:
5 KELLNER 69, 6 CORRADI 57, 7 PARKES 46, 8 MUGGERIDGE 46, 9 RIBA 46,
10 FORET 43, 11 COGAN 42, 12 TEUCHERT 41, 13 ULM 22, 14 CHARPENTIER 21,
Manufacturers Standings:
1 HONDA 156, 2 SUZUKI 122, 3 YAMAHA 121, 4 KAWASAKI 75.

Now you can have this 999R that looks just like Neil and Ruben's factory 999F 03's.

Celebrating 200 victories in World Superbike
Ducati Releases 200 999R FILA Limited Editon Bikes:

June 20th: Ducati introduces today at the Santamonica racetrack the limited-edition Ducati 999R FILA to celebrate 200 wins in the World Superbike Championship. Only 200 units of the new bike in the official livery of Team Ducati Fila 2003 will be available.
Top level components, sophisticated aerodynamics and a winning tradition, the 999R FILA offers all "ducatisti" the chance to experience the same emotions as the Ducati factory riders on the track.
The F03 racing Superbike was in fact designed simultaneously with the 999R road version, thus guaranteeing the right characteristics to turn a high-performance machine into a race bike.

200 Ducati wins have been reached in 16 years of racing in the World Superbike Championship, and the current leader of the series Neil Hodgson is one of 18 riders to have won riding a twin-cylinder from Borgo Panigale. The 200th win for Ducati was achieved by the British rider on May 18, 2003 on the Monza circuit with the Ducati 999F03, while the 100th Ducati victory went to Carl Fogarty in Austria in 1995. After achieving this prestigious goal there were even more wins to come: the Ducati 999 won again at Oschersleben in Germany two weeks later, allowing Hodgson to equal the record of 9 World Superbike wins in a row.

The 999R FILA, available in exactly the same colours as the Ducati 999F03 that races in the World Superbike Championship, and the Fila-Ducati clothing collections reflect the great sporting tradition and "made in Italy" spirit shared by the two companies.

Sporting the same graphics as the Team Ducati-Fila 999 F03 bikes, the new Ducati 999R FILA becomes even more stylish and aggressive. The 999R FILA powered by the 139 HP 999cc Testastretta (with 104 mm bore instead of the 100 mm bore of the 999 and 999S models) features:
- Forged racing wheels: straight from Ducati Corse, they have a much better stiffness/weight ratio
- Radial brake pump and callipers for higher rigidity between the calliper and its mounting point. This improves the general efficiency of the braking system.
- Fully adjustable Titanium nitride coated (Tin) upside-down Ohlins fork with radial calliper mounting. Allows the rider to adjust the suspension to suit individual riding styles or road conditions. The titanium-nitride stanchion treatment (as used in racing forks) minimises friction and improves overall suspension efficiency. Truly the best for racing performances.
- Headlight assembly in magnesium alloy, a racing material used to make the overall bike lighter
- Fairing entirely made from carbon fiber, a light, strong material which reduces the overall weight and gives the bike a unique racing look..
- Red frame - Black rear frame - Personalised graphics
- Two-colour wheels (front: red, rear: blue).

The bike comes with a Racing Kit including:
- a cat-free race exhaust system, using a special 102 Db no-cat exhaust mono-silencer and a front cylinder no-cat exhaust middle section. The overall exhaust is 3 kg lighter than the standard system. With a specially remapped CPU (included) the bike will achieve a higher power output.
- rear stand - bike cover

All the bikes built for the European and world markets, complete with numbered plates and authenticity certificates, can be booked at your local Ducati Store or Ducati Dealer.

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Anthony Gobert fired
from Ducati Austin
for not winning.

June 20th- Anthony Gobert was unexpectedly dumped mid-season in the AMA Superbike Championship by the Ducati Austin team as reported in Pit Lane News this past week. In a "off-the record" discussion with folks in the know at the Ducati Multastrada Press Introduction at Dana Point, CA, this week, we were told that Anthony was fired principally (among other reasons) for not performing on the race track up to expectations.

"He was being paid to win races and he wasn't. He wasn't even getting close to the Podium"

Susposedly the Ducati Austin team is running the 2002 season factory Ducati 998F 02 works bikes which proved competitive against the factory Honda SP2 last year in SBK, and this season against the Corona Suzuki GSXR1000s in World Superbike.

Replacing Anthony on the team will be Italian rider Giovanni Bussei at the recommendation of Ducati of Italy.

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Top ten double for Corser and FPR in Misano
Sunday 22 June: Troy Corser completed the first top ten double for a Foggy PETRONAS Racing rider by following his seventh place in the morning race at Misano with tenth place in the afternoon.

And after the races, both won by Spaniard Ruben Xaus from the third row, Troy flew by
helicopter straight back to Monaco where fiancée Sam Davies was already in hospital expecting their first child.

Starting from eighth on the grid, Troy made two good starts and, in the first race, capitalised on
mistakes by Neil Hodgson, Vittorio Iannuzzo and Frankie Chili to make progress through the field for his best finish since the second round at Phillip Island. In the afternoon race Troy just lost out in a long battle with fellow-countryman Steve Martin for ninth place, despite a top speed difference of 15kph.

Troy said: “I am very happy with these results, especially considering the problems we had on the first day here. I got a good start in both races but lost a few places when bikes came past me down the back straight in the early laps. The FP1’s chassis was ideal – it did everything I wanted and I reckon I was making up between half a second and a second in the corners. The bike was never struggling on the brakes, my difficulty was in powering out of the corners. My front Michelin tyres were great and the rears were very consistent. The races were physically very demanding but I guess the hard work starts now when the baby arrives!”

Team boss Nigel Bosworth said: “I think Troy rode even better in the second race than he did in
the first. He has done a fantastic job this weekend and he has promised us he will win races on
the FP1, if we can find him some extra power. These results have given everyone a big lift, at a
time when it was needed. We feel like we are fighting again and hopefully we can maintain this progress for the rest of the season. We now have better reliability so the focus is on
performance and Suter Racing Technology are working flat out to find more power.”

Chief engineer Steve Thompson said: “We have overcome major difficulties to run reliably in
this heat so, after our start at Valencia, this has been our most satisfying weekend. The cooling
efficiency was helped by increasing the pressure in the cylinder heads by putting restrictors in the outlets, thereby increasing the temperature at which the water boils. The wind tunnel work we have carried out has also helped and the Micron titanium cans have helped dissipate the heat in the exhausts. We are still running too hot, but nearly everyone was here.”

The Incredible LA Calendar Motorcycle Show
gets even hotter for the July 19-20th weekend!
SuperMoto Nationals, Jardine West Coast Horsepower Dyno Shootout,
Jim's Machine Burn Out Contest,
Calendar Girl Pageant,
Iron Works magazine Olive Crest Charity Ride,
LA Times sponsorship,
and full TV coverage by Speed TV's American Thunder!

Los Angeles, California, USA June 15th– Now in its 12 year, the Performance Machine sponsored Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show produced by FastDates.com publisher Gianatsis Design Associates has grown to become the biggest and best Custom and HiPerformance Street bike Show in America.

Held on the 3rd weekend of July at the Queen Mary Event Park on the edge of the Pacific Ocean in exciting downtown Long Beach, we weren't content to sit on our hands when we could make the best Bike Show in America even better. Joining our associate sponsors Corona Beer, ReCycler.com / Cycle Buys, Trader Publications / Cycle Trader, Iron Works magazine for Harley enthusiasts and BikerNet.com, and The Shop will be The Los Angeles Times, one of America's leading and largest newspapers assisting with pre event publicity and post event coverage. The Speed Channel's premier American motorcycle series American Thunder produced by WATV will also be dedicating an entire program to the Calendar Bike Show as they do every year.

Exciting new activities added to this year's street bike extravaganza include the RussBrown.com sponsored MotoMaster SuperMotard National, assured to be the biggest SuperMoto event ever held in America with participation by major factory race teams and world famous riders. Riders expect to appear include World and National roadrace and motocross stars like Jeremy McGrath, Kevin Schwantz, Scott Russell, Jeff Ward, John Michell Bayle and others. The tight stadium style track at the Queen Mary is guaranteed to challenge the riders and assures spectators close and exciting handlebar clashing action. The MotoMaster National Championship Series is sponsored by Primedia's Sport Rider and Dirt Rider magazines who will also be covering the weekend's racing action.

A favorite attraction at past Calendar Bike Shows, our West Coast Horsepower Dyno Shootout returns this year sponsored and produced by Jardine Headers, America's premier performance exhaust system manufacturer for sportbikes and V-Twin motorcycles. Bike builders and enthusiasts will be able to roll their 2-wheeled rockets up on the Jardine dyno in front of hundreds of spectators and prove just how much horsepower their bikes really produce.

Another new attraction this year will be the Jim's Machine Burnout Contest produced by one of America's leading engine component manufacturers in the American V-Twin market. Taking place on the front straight of the SuperMoto track each afternoon during race intermission, this is the chance for performance bike exhibitionists to show how much smoke they can make in destroying a rear tire to the cheers of thousands of admiring fans. The folks at Jim's Machine promise to award trophies for this eye watering / ear shattering mayhem that are as unique as the Burnout Contest participants themselves.

On Saturday we will be hosting the Iron Works magazine Olive Crest Charity Ride to the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show. Endorsed and funded in part buy the state, Olive Crest is the biggest orphanage and shelter system for abused children and families in Southern California. It provides long term housing, care, education and adoption services for hundreds of kids every year. The Ride will start with sign-up up on Saturday morning 10:30 am at Olive Crest's main headquarters in Santa Ana. Participants will be treated to lunch before the start of the ride to the Show where they will receive reserved front space parking at the Queen Mary and over $120 in admission and parking values for the LA Calendar Bike Show weekend for a low $35 per person tax deductible charity donation to Olive Crest.
Teens from Olive Crest will be also be guests at the Show on Saturday afternoon to enjoy all the activities and attractions the Show and the Queen Mary have to offer.

And what would the Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show be without its beautiful girls!
There will be 2 days of excitement featuring America's hottest new female vocal group The Beu Sisters who are featured in the sound track of the new Disney movie Lizzie McGuire, and an upcoming Coca-Cola advertising campaign. Plus spectators will get to meet the beautiful FastDates.com Calendar Angels who are also our 2003 SBK World Superbike girls for Laguna Seca, Miss Minnesota Janelle Perzina, Miss Great Britain Nicki Lane, Star Search Spokesmodel winner and The Man Show Juggy Joanna Krupa with The Man Show's Chandi Mason.

the beautiful FastDates.com
Calendar Angels!
plus an incredible 2-day
Calendar Girl Beauty Pageant
The Hooters Girls
Aprilia Scooter Girls
Archie's Ice Cream Girls

Click to visit the Beu Sister's website and see their music video!

Both Days!
The Beu Sisters

Our Featured Show Band
The hottest sounding, most beautiful new girl group in the World in their first West Coast appearance, premiering their new album "DECISIONS."

Ducati's first Italian Bike win in Open GP since Agostini in 1976
Today’s success was the first premier-class win for the Bologna factory, who returned to GP racing at the start of this season after an absence of more than three decades. The factory’s previous best premier-class result (in the now defunct 500 class) was a third-place finish recorded by Italian Bruno Spaggiari in the 1972 Nations GP at Imola on May 21. The win was also the first by an Italian rider on an Italian bike since Giacomo Agostini won the 1976 West German GP at the Nurburgring aboard an MV Agusta on August 29 1976.

Dutch Grand Prix at Assen
26/27/28 June 2003

In the wake of two of the finest races yet seen in MotoGP at Mugello in Italy in May and Catalunya in Spain two weeks ago, Assen could be the place where a third pulsating showdown takes place. The so-called ‘Cathedral’ of road racing had produced some epics in the recent past and might well do so again this year.

Valentino Rossi (Repsol Honda RC211V) who finished second at Catalunya heads the points standings as the season nears the halfway mark with this, the Dutch Grand Prix, the seventh race of a sixteen round season. He has amassed 135 points after notching up three wins and three-second places so far.
But the other two riders in the all-Honda top three in the Championship struggle are determined to use this opportunity to reel in Rossi. Spaniard Sete Gibernau (Telefonica MoviStar Honda RC211V) lies second overall on 88 points and after two wins and a home podium for third place in Catalunya, he knows another win would bolster his title credibility.

Then there’s Max Biaggi (Camel Pramac Pons RC211V) who lies third with 85 points. The Roman has not yet posted a win this season but his sheer consistency has kept him in the title hunt and he knows he needs a boost here in Holland to keep him in touch with the title race leader.

But one of the big surprises at Assen could well be the new V4 Ducati machines ridden by Italian Loris Capirossi and Australian Troy Bayliss. Capirossi gave the machine it’s maiden win in Catalunya two weeks ago and the rookie (in MotoGP) Italian team is on a roll. Capirossi has won twice in Holland on 250 and the Ducati’s undoubted speed will be a bonus here.

Rossi won the MotoGP race on the 6.027km track last year and set a new fastest lap of 2m 00.973s at an average speed of 179.356km/h. Top speeds are unlikely to hit the 330km/h that have been recorded at Mugello and Catalunya this season, but Assen is a track that makes high speed demands of a different and perhaps more challenging nature.