So many curves...
so little time! Rockin' Robin does thenew 999R0R in our exclusive
first world test.
World's First Test!
Ducati 999R 05
Our own SBK Fast Dates Team Ducati Corse girl
"Rockin Robin" Cunningham
dishes the dirt on the world's hottest new sportbike!
all the sexy details in our FastDates.com Sportbike
Index together with Exclusive FastDates.com
Screensavers of Robin and the 999R05 doing their
dishes the inside scoup on wether this $30,000 High Class
Call Girl can deliver the goods, and how it compares to
the Plain Jane $17,000 Ducati 999 girl next door.
FastDates.com Screensavers - Because Robin Loves You!
& 999R05 Screen Saver -Stunt Road
& 999R05 Screen Saver – Scott's Road
999R05 Screen Saver - Front
999r05 Screen Saver - Rear
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 last month. All the
sexy details in Fast
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 banss. She will also be hosting on Black Belt TV,
and 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.
Portuguese Grand Prix, Estoril, 3/4/5 September 2004 - Preview
MotoGP Taem Confident for Estoril After Bruno Tests
Sept 1st -The Ducati Marlboro
Team comes to the EstorilMotoGP round this coming weekend boosted
by a fruitful Brno test session following the recent Czech Grand
Prix. After achieving top-five results at both the Czech and
British GPs the team clocked impressive lap times during the
Brno session, putting both Loris Capirossi and Troy Bayliss
in confident mood for Sundayís Marlboro Portuguese GP,
round 11 of this yearís 16-race MotoGP World Championship.
two days at Brno were very useful in continuing the evolution
of the Desmosedici GP4, so we are looking forward to getting
back into action at Estoril," says Ducati Marlboro Team
director Livio Suppo. ìDuring this season weíve
had two priorities. First, to develop a user-friendly engine,
and both riders are now very happy with the Twin Pulse motor.
Second, to develop the chassis, so the bike feels easier to
ride. Both Loris and Troy rode a lot of dry laps during the
Brno tests, evaluating new Ohlins suspension settings, and both
now feel more comfortable on the bike, with Loris feeling good
enough to lap consistently faster than he had managed in the
race. Everyone at Ducati Corse is working as hard as possible
to continue evolving the bike and we hope that Estoril will
allow us to prove that we have taken another step forward"
is a tortuous, twisting circuit with the slowest average lap
speed in MotoGP, at just 151kmh/93mph. But that doesnít
make it an easy racetrack for riders or engineers. The track
is a mass of contrasts ñ with a 321kmh/200mph main straight,
plus the slowest corner in MotoGP (the final chicane, which
riders tackle at a pedestrian 60kmh/37mph) and also one the
fastest (turn five, which riders attack at over 220kmh/136mph).
These contrasts demand some compromises in chassis set-up, with
riders requiring manoeuvrability in the tight corners and stability
in the sweepers. These two characteristics are not mutually
exclusive but it takes expert technicians to create a motorcycle
that excels in both situations.
we look for wherever we go is a suspension set-up that makes
the bike easier to handle and more stable, and this is particularly
important at Estoril," says Ducati Marlboro Team technical
director Corrado Cecchinelli. "Normally these two characteristics
arenít easy to achieve together but with careful work
on suspension it is possible. We have made a big step forward
with the Twin Pulse engine, now we are matching that engine
improvement with an improved suspension set-up that will give
us a good base set-up for every racetrack. Estoril is a very
twisty circuit, so rapid steering is very important. Itís
also a track that we donít know that well ñ weíve
only spent three days there in total ñ though last year
we had a good race."
READY TO MAKE USE OF LATEST IMPROVEMENTS
Loris Capirossi was in superb form at the Brno tests. Now the
Ducati Marlboro Team man intends to use the lessons learned
during that outing to get his Desmosedici GP4 back up front
at Estoril. "We tried out many small set-up modifications
during the tests that allowed me to lap more than half a second
faster than I had during the Brno race," says Capirossi."Not
only that, I was also able to maintain a rapid pace more easily,
because the bike is now more comfortable to ride."
is a very different kind of track from Brno but we believe that
the improvements weíve made will benefit us, wherever
we go. The track isnít bad, though the first corner is
a bit of a joke and the last chicane is really, really tight.
The straight is long, which helped me to beat Sete (Gibernau)
last year. My favourite corner is turn five. This is one of
the greatest corners in MotoGP- fourth or fifth gear at maybe
230kmh and then you hook sixth onto the back straight. It's
a lot of fun, when you get it right!
and MotoGP girl Zdenka had a very difficult time keeping her clothes
on for our latest exclusive Members
Corner pictorial. How
many clothes did she loose, you ask? (Hint: Everything).
in 2003 Fast Dates.
...and Hotter Than Ever!
the end of August might be a slow week in motorcycle racing.
There's nothing left in American roadracing for AMA Pro
Racing to screw up. There hasn't been any new up and coming
riders in years. There's no new 600cc Supersport bikes
so the print magazines can bore us with their annual "Exclusive
600cc Supersport 6-way Shootout!"
just leaves us, FastDates.com, with all the cool stuff
like hot bikes and cool babes, including this month, the
world's first test of the new 2005 Ducati 999R
Superbike with the mouth wattering Miss Texas
and World Superbike girl, Robin Cunningham.
for you real sexverts, we'd like to introduce you again
to our beautiful FastDates.com calendal Angel, Penthouse
Pet and Czech mate Zdenka. This beauty
from Prauge has been featured in our calendars since 2001,
and was our offical SBK Fast Dates Calendar girl at Laguna
Seca in 2002 with those photos appearing in 2003 Fast
Dates. Zdenka has also served as the official Aprilia
MotoGP umbrella girl (left) at her home circuit of Bruno
the last 3 years wearing some pretty sexy domimatrix gear.
returned to Los Angeles this summer looking hotter than
ever and we were happy to shoot her for the next 2006
Calendars, plus a sexy nude pictorial for our Members
Corner where you can visit Sexy Zdenka right
now! Who says summer has to be boring?
to race AMA Superbike
Aug 14th - Ducati's World Supersport rider Lorenzo Lanzi
did quicke lap times than their US Austin Ducati Superbike
rider Eric Bostrom at recent tests both in Europe and
a Virginia Interntaional Raceway.
Corse's plan is to now have Lanzi join Bostrom at the
VIR AMA National on an equal Ducati Superbike on Michelin
Lanzi will not be racing at Road Atlanta as there is a
date conflict. The World Supersport series is in action
at Assen on the Atlanta weekend. E's chances for being
resigned by the Ducati team for next year are looking
pretty slim without a top finish.
Hoping to Extend Superbike lead at Road Atlanta Sept 3-5th
Aussie is the all-time AMA Superbike
wins leader at Road Atlanta
Aug. 27, 2004 -- Defending AMASuperbike Champ
Mathew Mladin is on course to earn his fifth AMA Chevrolet Superbike
title and a pair of wins at the AMA Suzuki Superbike Showdown
by Makita Doubleheader on Sept. 3-5, could put the Australian
Yoshimura Suzuki rider one step closer to the 2004 championship.
Mladin is one of three former winners at Road Atlanta set to
race in rounds 15 and 16 of the 18-race championship. Miguel
Duhamel and Georgia's own Aaron Yates have also won AMA Superbike
races at the challenging Braselton circuit. As the championship
hits the homestretch, Mladin is leading Erion Honda Superbike
newcomer Jake Zemke by 21 points. Mladin built his series lead
by way of a lightning quick start of the season, winning five
of the first six rounds. He then went through a mid-season dry
spell going six
rounds without a win before getting back atop the podium at
Mid-Ohio in late July.
Atlanta has been a roller-coaster ride for Mladin over the
years. On the upside, he can claim to be the winningest AMA
Superbike rider ever at the track. He swept the doubleheader
in 2000 and then came back to take one of the two rounds in
2001 and again last year. He's also had some very close calls
on the high-speed circuit; once being forced to avoid an ambulance
that was on the track and then holding on to his Suzuki last
year when the bike's rear tire failed at high speed. Only
a man with steely nerves, like Mladin, could put incidents
like that out of his mind and come back to win on the very
same track. The fact that Mladin was the fastest in testing
at the track only solidifies the view that he is the Road
Atlanta pre-race favorite.
nice to now have that 21-point break over Jake in the championship,
and with just four races to go we have to try hard to hang
on to it. We've got Road Atlanta and Virginia International
finish off the season and I think we should be able to put
a good package together for both of those tracks," says
Mladin. If Zemke is to close in on the champ he will have
to accomplish something he's never done at Road Atlanta -
win. As a leading AMA Formula Xtreme and Supersport competitor
over recent years, Zemke has won his share of races, but never
at Road Atlanta.
always been in contention at Road Atlanta," Zemke said.
"I had a good shot of winning (in Formula Xtreme) in
'02 before going down in (Jason) Pridmore's oil. On the restart
I charged all the way from the back of the grid to third so
I don't think there's any particular reason I haven't won
there. I've had a number of podium finishes so I feel like
I go pretty well there. We've got some points to make up,
but a lot can happen in four races so we're going to take
it one race at a time and see what happens."
who won at Road Atlanta in 1998 in a thrilling last-turn pass
on Anthony Gobert, has fallen to third in the championship
after crashing his factory Honda in the most recent round
in Lexington, Ohio. As a result of the crash the Montreal
native went from just 10 points behind Mladin and second in
the standings to third in the series, 44 points out of the
series lead. Duhamel, the 1995 AMA Superbike champ, now needs
a little luck to get back in the championship picture. Brothers
Eric and Ben Bostrom are still mathematically in the race
for the championship, but realistically the two are battling
for fourth in the standings. Both Eric and Ben have both won
races this year and would love to add to that tally. It's
been five years since a Ducati won at Road Atlanta. Eric would
love to help the Italian maker get back on the
top rung of the podium.
has long been an Eastern hotbed of road racing talent. This
year local fans will again have a number of home state heroes
to root for. Chief among the Georgian riders is Suzuki's Yates.
The Milledgeville resident is having a disappointing season,
but has still managed three podium finishes this season. He
hopes racing at his home track will find him getting his first
win in nearly a year. Other top Georgian riders at Road Atlanta
will include last year's rookie of the year Geoff May, an
Atlanta native who now lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.
May is a solid fifth in the standings riding a Team Prieto
Racing Suzuki. Opie Caylor,
form Marietta, is another leading privateer rider in the series.
Road Atlanta Superbike races will be broadcast nationally
on SPEED Channel on Sunday, Sept. 5, starting at 2 p.m. Eastern
time. Sunday's race will be shown live at 3 p.m. Eastern.
For additional information on the AMA Suzuki Superbike Showdown
by Makita Doubleheader, call (800) 849-RACE or visit www.roadatlanta.com.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, Sept. 2
3:00 - 7:00 - Registration: Riders, Crew, Sponsors & Guests
6:30 - Post-entry Closed for all Classes
3:00 - 7:00 - Tech Inspection
Friday, Sept. 3
7:30 - 4:00 - Registration: Crew, Sponsors & Guests
8:00 - 5:00 - Tech Inspection
9:00 - 10:00 - AMA Repsol Superstock Practice
10:10 - 11:10 - Lockhart Phillips USA Formula Xtreme Practice
11:20 - 12:20 - Chevrolet Superbike Championship presented
12:20 - 1:20 - Lunch Break
12:40 - Mandatory Rider Briefing for All Classes
1:20 - 2:20 - Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship presented
2:30 - 3:00 - Lockhart Phillips USA Formula Xtreme Qualifying
3:10 - 3:40 - Lockhart Phillips USA Formula Xtreme Qualifying
3:50 - 4:20 - Chevrolet Superbike Championship presented by
Unlimited Qualifying Group 1
4:30 - 5:00 - Chevrolet Superbike Championship presented by
Unlimited Qualifying Group 2
Saturday, Sept. 4
7:30 - 3:00 - Registration: Crew, Sponsors & Guests
8:00 - 5:00 - Tech Inspection
8:00 - 8:30 - AMA Repsol Superstock Practice
8:35 - 9:05 - Lockhart Phillips USA Formula Xtreme Practice
9:10 - 9:40 - Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship presented
9:45 - 10:25 - Chevrolet Superbike Championship presented
Unlimited Qualifying Group 1
10:35 - 11:15 - Chevrolet Superbike Championship presented
Unlimited Qualifying Group 2
11:15 - 12:15 - Lunch Break - Christian Pfeiffer Stunt Show
12:15 - 12:40 - AMA Repsol Superstock Qualifying Group 1
12:50 - 1:15 - AMA Repsol Superstock Qualifying Group 2
1:20 - Christian Pfeiffer Stunt Show
1:40 - 2:05 - Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship presented
Helmets Qualifying Group
12:15 - 2:40 - Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship presented
Helmets Qualifying Group 2
3:00 - Lockhart Phillips USA Formula Xtreme (60k - 15 laps)
4:00 - Chevrolet Superbike Championship presented by Parts
Race 1 (100K - 25 laps)
5:00 - Full Throttle Custom Lap
Sunday, Sept. 5
8:30 - 12:00 - Registration: Crew, Sponsors & Guests
9:00 - Tech Inspection Opens
8:30 - 8:50 - AMA Repsol Superstock Practice
9:00 - 9:20 - Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship presented
9:30 - 9:50 - Chevrolet Superbike Championship presented by
10:00 - 12:00 - Lunch Break - Mandatory Quiet Time
10:15 - Christian Pfeiffer Stunt Show
10:45 - Fan Ride
10:30 - Nondenominational Chapel Service
12:00 - AMA Repsol Superstock Race (60k - 15 laps)
1:30 - Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship presented by
(60k - 15 laps)
2:30 - Christian Pfeiffer Stunt Show
3:00 - Chevrolet Superbike Championship presented by Parts
Race 2 (100k - 25 laps)
World Class! Scuderia NCR / Poggipolini flew in from Italy with
their $164,000 magnesium and titanium 180hp / 297lb. naked Ducati
Superbike powered Macchia
Nera to win Best Sportbike at this year's Show, elevating
our Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show to World caliber status.
Poggipolini's distributor in America is RaceMetal.com
Pictured on the Nera is LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Model Search
winner Jenny Galitello
from her winning paid Calendar shoot. You can download this picture
as a large 17 inch wide high quality Screensaver by joining Members
Corner and clicking on the link below.
Only: Exclusive Fast Dates Nera Screensaver with Jenny Galitello
Ever Turnout of Exhibitors and Spectators!
Calendar Bike Show the Best Ever!
545hp! Motorcycle Horsepower World Record is Shattered
Beach, CA, July 17-18th, 2004 -The Los Angeles Calendar
Motorcycle Show Weekend presented by Performance Machine
and the FastDates.com Calendars and Website
at the Queen Mary Event Park in Long Beach, CA, continued to
grow as the most popular consumer street bike show in America
catering to custom, cruiser, classic and sportbike enthusiasts.
Always the 3rd weekend of July, this year’s show featured
a incredible weekend of activities and our first ever sold out
participation by 165 major motorcycle and product manufacturers,
exhibitors and venders, leading custom bike builders
from across the world, together with a 2-day jam-packed crowd
of motorcycle enthusiasts. Spectator attendance was estimated
to be larger than this year's Laguna Seca World Superbike and
AMA California Speedway race weekends combined, confirming the
LA Calendar Bike Show as the biggest streetbike event weekend
complete story go to 2004
LA Calendar Motorcycle Show.
The Purrfect Angelz lighted up the Main Stage both days for
the entertainment of thousands of excited spectators. Below:
Just a few of the incredible custom entires in the Pro Builder
Mesa, CA, August 21st - Fast Dates World Superbike
Girl and Calendar Angel Chandi Mason, together
here with photographer Jim Gianatsis, put
it a special appearace this month at Feelin' Lucky's new motorcycle
retail store The O.C.
Roadhouse Open House Party in Costa Mesa, California.
Everyone had a rock'n good time with 2 great live bands all
day,a free BBQ lunch and beverages, and great companies from
the custom motorcycle industry who's apparel and custom bike
products from bare frames to bolt-on chrome are now avalable
at the new motorcycle superstore in Orange County.
New 2005 Fast Dates
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Be warned - We under printed this year and will sell out early.
Ask your favorite dealer to order them now, or click on the cover
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BREAKS COLLARBONE IN TRAINING
August 2004 - Repsol Honda Team star, Nicky Hayden broke his right
collarbone in a training accident in Italy yesterday afternoon
(Sunday). The 23-year-old American fell from a Honda CRF450 whilst
training in Pavia, near Milan in northern Italy. He is under the
care of MotoGP doctor, Dr Claudio Costa, and has had a plate inserted
by the specialist in a short operation yesterday afternoon.
as the whether Hayden will take part in the next GP in Estoril,
Portugal, scheduled next weekend (Sept 3rd- 5th) will be taken
after his condition has been accessed by his medical team and
the Repsol Honda Team in due course.
sits in 6th position in this year's MotoGP Championship with 63
points a good distance behind the Championship leaders Sete Gibernau,
also on Honda, with 167 points and Yamaha's Valentino Rossi.
This is Nicky's
2nd season on the factory Repsol Honda MotoGP team and he is finally
starting to finish near the front of the pack on a consistant
basis after a lackluster first season. Depending on how this broken
collarbone affects Nicky in the few remaing races of the year
could determine his fate with the Honda GP Team for next season.
Even if the injury does affect his rding , his only saving grace
is that Honda has very few new riders that are waiting in the
The provisional calendar for the 2005 season of the MotoGP World
Championship has been released by the FIM.
10 Jerez Spain Rd 1
17 TBD: Welkom or Jacarepagua Round 2
MAY 1 Shanghai China Rd 3
15 Le Mans France Round 4
29 Mugello Italy Round 5
JUNE 5 Catalunya Spain Rd 6
19 Donington Park Great Britain
25 Assen Holland Round 8*
JULY 10 Laguna Seca USA
24 Sachsenring Germany Round 10
AUGUST 28 Brno Czech Republic Round 11
SEPTEMBER 18 Motegi Japan
1 Qatar Qatar Round 13*
9Sepang Malaysia Round 14
16 Phillip Island Australia Rd 15
30 Estoril Portugal
6 Valencia Spain Round 17
* = Saturday race
** = MotoGP class only
SET FOR RETURN OF MOTOGP TO THE USA: RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX
IS JULY 8-10, 2005
MONTEREY, Calif. (August 23, 2004) - The Federation Internationale
de Motocyclisme (FIM) has released the pre-calendar for the 2005
MotoGP World Championship with July 8-10 as the date for the Red
Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
the 2005 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix are on sale now. General admission
tickets and a limited number of paddock passes are on sale now
via the track's ticket office - 1-800-327-SECA (7322) - during
normal business hours or online at www.lagunaseca.com/Tickets.
will be sent to those who purchased tickets for the 2004 Honda
Superbike Classic by the end of August. Non-renewed tickets/camping
will be released to sell beginning Monday, October 25, 2004 at
8 a.m. via telephone at 800-327-SECA.
for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix have yet to be determined.
is available by calling Jeanie Sumners at (831) 648-5111 or email@example.com.
Hospitality information is available by calling Ann Bixler at
(831) 648-5111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
on MotoGP World Championship is available online at www.motogp.com.
More information on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is available online
MotoGP Deal for Laguna Seca
The rumor mill has Laguna Seca signing a 5 year deal to secure
MotoGP in America, with a special price concession on the $1.5
plus million dollar sanction fee the first 2 years to get the
event established here.
Unfirtunately MotoGP gets a exclusive to all the sponsorships
and signagre it beings to the track for its one race, so Laguna
Seca Raceway must make its sole income form spectator ticket prices
the Laguna Seca facility (aka Mazda Raceway) can not accomodate
more than 30,000 people at best,and that they will have production
costs around $250,000 (employees, police, advertising, equiment
rental, etc), the track will need to make $2 million to turn a
profit, they need to charge at least $67.00 for a base general
with an AMA Superbike weekend, required FIM track imporverments,
etc., and ticket prices could start closer to $100 each. Certainly
in line with the ticket prices now shown on the Laguna Seca website
at $55 for 1-day, $90 for a 3-day General Admission Pass, and
looking for new World Superbike Venue
Despite the loss of its veue at laguna Seca, FGSports producer
of the SBK World Superbike Championship would like to return to
America in 2005. One minor glich is, that at present no motorcycle
track in America is FIM approved, including Barbour Motorsports
is Quicker at VIR
Eric on the Ropes?
Aug 14th - Lorenzo Lanzi did lap quicker than Eric Bostrom at
the Virginia International Raceway test. In Lanzi's first ride
at the track, andin America, and the Corse Supersport rider lapped
slightly faster than Eric Bostrom after a two-day test plagued
by rain. Ducati's World Supersport rider backed up last weeks
impressive lap times at Mugello in Italy where he was quicker
than Bostrom there, as well. Eric's fast lapat VIR was a 1:26.7
while Lanzi posted a 1:26.4.
is to now have Lanzi join Bostrom at the VIR race on an equal
Ducati Superbike on Michelin tires.
Lanzi will not be racing at Road Atlanta as there is a date conflict.
The World Supersport series is in action at Assen on the Atlanta
Pricing for Aprilia Sportbikes in USA
Consumer concern over financial problems at Aprilia of Itally
have slowed bike sales significantly in America. Our local dealer
in Los Angeles says they are discounting the hot new RS Mille
and Mille R as much as $2,000 off suggested list price to help
them sell. If you've been waiting to get a great sportbike at
a great price, this is now the time to make your best dealer with
your dealer. Pro Italia in Glendale, CA, is one Aprillia dealer
offering a special $2,000 bike discount pricing.
Ride With World Champions!
GP Riding Academy at
Phillip Island in November
ICR Moto Generation announces the appointment of three World Championship
racers as chief instructors for the ICR Grand Prix Riding Academy
in November 2004.
Andrew Pitt and Kevin Magee are set to provide a rewarding and
memorable experience for a limited number of international motorcycle
riders at the world class Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne,
Catering to all levels of male and female riders, participants
undertake an intensive and comprehensive motorcycle riding and
race skills academy with five days on the track. All tuition comes
packaged with an all inclusive luxury 8 day/7 night package, which
includes luxury accommodation, transfers and all meals in Australia,
nightly entertainment, tours and sightseeing and much more.
Cornering, Braking, Passing
Throttle Control, Lean Angle
Track Position, Body Position
[more] 8 DAYS, All expenses paid
7 NIGHTS .Luxury accommodation 5 DAYS RIDING. The track bikes:
Each rider is provided with an ICR edition 2004 Honda CBR 600RR
to ride whilst at the event... and bikes are race track prepared,
running the latest Michelin Pilot Power tyres. ICR GP Riding Academy
events are an all expenses paid experience that others only dream
of... with one lucky participant winning a brand new ICR edition
Honda CBR 600RR, delivered to their door... simply for attending
Calendar Bike Show Happenings
Above: Resse Rooke wins Again! Jardine West Coast Horsepower Dyno
Shootout sees new world horsepower record at 545hp!
Desmosedici! FastDates.com takes an exclusive visit inside the
Ducati Corse MotoGP Race Shop!
Plus - See our visit to Ducati Racing School at Misano!
for more of Chandi at the O.C. Roadhouse calendar signing.