New 2005 Suzuki GSXR1000
Italia MV Agusta Open House
Sat Oct 9th -
Join Pro Italia, Glendale, CA, Saturday October 9th, as they celebrate
the newest marque in their showroom, MV Agusta. They will be hosting
the North American unveiling of the MV Agusta F4 1000 "Mamba",
#11 of 300 worldwide. They also hope to have an F4 1000 "Ago"
edition for your viewing pleasure - another rare treat. Bring
a contemporary or vintage MV Agusta for display on Saturday and
receive a free MV AgustaT-shirt.
Info: ph 818 249-5707
And of course,
our own FastDates.com Calendar Angell "Rockin' Robon"
Cunningham will be bring you the world's first test and photos
of the new Agusta F4 1000 "Mamba" in the next few weeks.
So stay tuned.
Corse to Triple Tag Team Attack the final
AMA Nationals at VIR
with Laconi, Lanzi & Bostrom
Alton (Virginia) - October 6, 2004: When it comes to Superbike
Racing, Ducati takes its job very seriously and does not like
to loose. Postponed by Hurricane Ivan, the rescheduled AMA season
finale taking place this weekend at Virginia International Raceway,
with the exciting triple-team of Eric Bostrom, Regis Laconi, and
Lorenzo Lanzi riding factory Ducati 999Rs under the Parts Unlimited
Ducati Austin banner.
Bostrom, who was sidelined from the original VIR meeting due to
shoulder and rib injuries from his Road Atlanta incident, has
had three additional weeks to heal and has been given the green
light to race by orthopedic specialist Dr. Art Ting.
“I’m probably one of the few people who benefited
from Hurricane Ivan, so sometimes things really do work in your
favor!” joked the 27-year-old American. “That being
said, I’m looking forward to racing at VIR. I haven’t
raced there in several years and it’s one of the better
racetracks that we go to. It also seems that the event has been
growing every year, so that makes it fun too. And with Regis and
Lorenzo there it’s going to be quite a full Ducati Squad!
The shoulder has been healing nicely and I hope that it isn’t
a limiting factor in my performance when I get on the bike Saturday.”
the World Superbike season wrapping up this past weekend at Magny-Cours,
France, Ducati Fila rider Regis Laconi is now set to take part
in the final AMA Superbike race. Regis was a close runner-up by
nine points to his team-mate James Toseland in this year’s
hard-fought series, but was consistently the fastest rider on
the track with 7 wins, 5 pole positions and more laps in the lead
than any of his rivals. The 29-year-old Frenchman had a brief
shakedown with Michelin tires on the short Magny-Cours test-track
last Monday before flying out to the U.S.
Superbike one week and AMA the next – it’s a big change
and it’s all happening so quickly!” declared Regis.
“There isn’t much time to prepare for it but I’m
very happy to race the same bike on Michelin tires in America.
Obviously I know the Ducati 999 very well but the track and the
AMA opposition will be different. I have to learn quickly but
the good thing is that I have my engineer Ernesto Marinelli and
my World Superbike team with me. I will give my best like always
so I am sure that we can get a good result.”
Breil factory World Supersport rider Lorenzo Lanzi has visited
the Virginia track once before, during a test session in August.
In his first year in World Supersport, the 22-year-old Italian
finished fifth overall and is now excited about finally getting
his AMA debut.
is a very important race for me and for Ducati,” commented
Lorenzo. “Ducati Corse are sending Regis as well and they
aim to finish the AMA season with the best possible result. The
test in August was actually not that useful as we didn’t
get much time there because of the rain, but it helped to get
to know the track and that’s important because this time
we’ve only got Saturday for practice and qualifying. It’s
not going to be an easy weekend for sure, but I’m going
there with the aim of doing well and finishing ahead of as many
factory riders as possible. Whatever the result, it’s great
satisfaction for me to form part of this Ducati super-team.”
plans to make the season finale a special occasion for Ducatisti,
fans, and dealers. An AMA Superbike grid with three Ducati 999Rs
at VIR is the perfect showcase for a bike the press is calling
“The best V-twin ever.” Like all AMA races, Ducatisti
are welcome at the Ducati hospitality area in Turn 4 for refreshments,
food, and celebration of their passion. Dedicated Ducati parking
will be available along with t-shirts, free kickstand pads, and
door prizes. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Ducati
Corse riders Laconi and Lanzi battle alongside American hero,
Eric Bostrom. All three will sign autographs together at the Ducati
hospitality for the fans.
AMA Superbike Team Expanding to 2 Riders in 2005
Oct 4th - Despite an up and down season on the Ducati Austin team
with Eric Bostrom this year, Ducati Corse seems intent on keeping
the American rider on the 2005 team as well But to help Ducati
have a better chance at the winning the AMA Superbike Championship
in their biggest market, Ducati will expand their Parts unlimited
Ducati Austin team to 2 riders for 2005.
Regis Laconi or Lorenzo Lanzi could be that 2nd rider, with their
rides in the AMA National this Oct
10-11th weekend at VIR being a partial determining
2004 World Superbike Champion James Toseland will certainly remain
on Ducati Corse's SBK team for 2005 to finally give Ducati a Number
1 plate to run the following season, as all their previous champions
had abidcated. But the number 2 spot on the SBK team could go
to Neil Hodgson, Ducati's 2003 Superbike champ who is having a
disappointing and financially unsuccessful season in MotoGP this
year on the D'Antin Ducati.If Hodgson does return to the Corse
SBK team in 2005, then either Laconi or Lanzi are the likely canidates
for the second spot on the AMA team.
Toseland, meanwhile, will be testing a 2005 model 999F atMugello
on the Oct 10-11th weekend before heading to las Vegas with his
pals to celebrate winning the 2004 SBK World Championship.
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Angel and Team Ducati Corse umbrella girl for World Championship
points leader Regis Laconi at Laguna Seca. All the the sexy details
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look for "Rockin Robin" featured as hostess on 3 new
TV shows premiering this fall. Robin will be hosting the WB Channel's
new X-Music Network show starting in September
where she will be interviewing hot up and coming new bands. She
will also be hosting on Black Belt TV, a new
martial arts TV network premiering in November, as well as the
new TV series Underwater Odessy about swimming
with Dolphins on the ABC Family Channel.
Superbike Heats up in 2005 with Corser and Haga moving to Japanese
Word has it former Wold Superbike Champion Troy Corser will be
leaving the uncompetitive Foggy Petronas team after 3 years, possibly
to join an expanded Ten Kate Honda SBK superbike team in 2005
alongside race winner Chris Vermeulen. While other top Superbike
star Noriyuki Haga will be racing for the European based factory
Kawasaki team. It looks like the SBK World Championship will be
returning to a very competitive multi-brand series again. Although
this year's 5-way title battle was the closest and hardest faught
title bout ever, thanks in part to the spec Pirelli tires.
Suzuki returns to World Superbike in 2005
Oct 4th - The factory supported Alstare team which is sponsored
by Corona will mark its return to World Superbike in 2005. Both
Troy Corser and Noriyuki Haga are also prime candidates for the
Alstare Suzuki team, along with Japanese rider Yukio Kagayama.
If Corser leaves the Foggy Petronas team after 3 years, he will
be giving up the richest ride in World Superbike, considered to
be $1 million per year. Suprisingly with all its millions of dollars
to throw around on riders and expensive paddock hospitality camps,
the team does not spend the money to build a competitive full
1000cc superbike motor, rather then continue to stretch the limits
of their 900cc
3-cylinder GP derived hand granade.
Parkes to Yamaha Germany for World Superbike
Oct 3rd - Runner up behind Muggeridge on the Ten Kate team in
World Supersport this season, Aussie Broc Parks has signed with
the Yamaha of Germany distributor teamfor 2005 World Superbike.
the Japanese teamas are returning to the SBK Championship near
year under the guise of privateer and national distributor teams.
It is extreamely disappointing that America will not have an SBK
round in 2005, in what just might be the Championship's most competitive
paves the way for the 2005 American MotoGP
Laguna Seca, USA
Sept 30, /2004 - Yamaha
Motor Corporation, USA is stepping up to fund the track safety
improvements required by the Federation Internationale de Motorcyclisme
(FIM) to homologate the track for the 2005 Red Bull U.S. Grand
Prix, round nine of 17 in the 2005 MotoGP World Championship.
In addition to sponsoring the track improvements, Yamaha is serving
as the official motorcycle at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and as
a “Proud Sponsor” of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix
thrilled by the interest from Yamaha in particular and the motorcycle
community overall in this event coming to the U.S.,” said
Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
“Yamaha’s generosity has made it possible to bring
the MotoGP World Championship back to the USA for the fans to
bring the MotoGP World Championship back to the U.S. was an excellent
opportunity for us to show our appreciation for our customers
and fans,” said Bob Starr, corporate communications manager,
at Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA. “And since this race corresponds
with Yamaha’s 50th anniversary, we could think of no better
way to celebrate than with over 100,000 U.S. fans.”
for the track improvements were completed in concert with Claude
Danis, president and circuit inspector for the FIM, and the necessary
permits are being obtained. Work is scheduled to begin in November,
with the first phase to increase runoff area in Turn 9 (Rainey
Curve). The Turn 9 bridge will be moved Dec. 22 through 24 to
an area between Turns 8A and 9. The track will remain open during
this phase of construction.
changes being made to the circuit include widening the front straight
by moving the outside (riders’ right) wall back and increasing
the run-off area in several turns, including Turn 2 (Andretti
Hairpin). These changes will be made when the track is shut down
completely from May 2–June 15. The paddock will remain operational
during this time.
for 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 via the track’s ticket office – 1-800-327-SECA
(7322) – during normal business hours or online at www.laguna-seca.com/Tickets.
Supermoto Championship Finale
to be held at
Bally’s Las Vegas
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Oct. 1, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing announces
that the 2004 AMA Championship finale, the AMA Red Bull Supermoto-A-Go-Go,
will be held at Bally’s in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 13.
Additionally, Paris Las Vegas will host the annual AMA Pro Racing
Awards Banquet the next day on Sunday, Nov. 14. The two attached
hotels are located on the world famous Las Vegas Strip.
thrilled to bring the AMA Red Bull Supermoto A-Go-Go to the Strip
in the heart of Las Vegas,” said Chris Bradley, AMA Supermoto
Series Manager. “Our friends at Red Bull know how to throw
a great party and this event will be huge.”
Riders expected to compete in the finale include former AMA Motocross
champs Jeff Ward, Doug Henry, Jeremy McGrath and Travis Pastrana;
three-time AMA Superbike Champion Doug Chandler and former 500cc
Grand Prix world champion Kevin Schwantz from road racing; and
freestyle motocross legend Mike Metzger. Up-and-coming Supermoto
stars such as Chris Fillmore, Ben Carlson and Mark Burkhart and
a few prominent regulars from the international ranks, including
Jurgen Kunzel, Kurt Nicoll and Alexandre Thiebault are also expected.
Bradley added that the finale is sure to be loaded with even more
international stars from around the world, possibly making it
the greatest collection of motorcycle racing talent from various
disciplines on one track.
year we had interest from several world championship competitors,
but they weren’t eligible to race based on the qualifying
criteria. This year the rules allow FIM world competitors to race
in the AMA Supermoto finale. This should lead to a number of additional
big name riders competing along side the prominent lineup of riders
already slated to race,” said Bradley.
Vegas resident and AMA Superbike road racer Ben Bostrom, won last
year’s winner-take-all Supermoto class title at the AMA
Red Bull Supermoto-A-Go-Go championship finale in a breathtaking
race in what many referred to as the best AMA race of any series
last year. Former AMA Motocross Champion, Grant Langston won the
Supermoto Unlimited class title. Both are expected to return to
AMA Red Bull Supermoto-a-Go-Go will be pivotal in determining
the championship picture as the race pays double points for the
first five finishers in both the Supermoto and Supermoto Unlimited
the hustle and bustle of the Strip, an entertaining track mixed
with high-speed pavement and technical Parts Unlimited UrbanCross
and dirt sections will be constructed on the grounds behind Bally’s
year’s event will be free admission with pit passes available
for purchase. Visit www.redbullsupermotoagogo.com and www.amasupermoto.com
in coming weeks for detailed event information.
For immediate post-race results, points, live transponder scoring,
in-depth series and rider information and much more, log onto
Foggy focuses on further development for
Oct 3rd - Foggy PETRONAS Racing riders Troy Corser and Chris Walker
scored a top ten double in the final race of the 2004 Superbike
World Championship to complete a second season of development
for the PETRONAS FP1 and Carl Fogarty’s team.
finished the first race of the day at the French circuit of Magny-Cours
in eighth place, although Troy was unable to capitalise on his
pole position performance of Saturday when engine trouble brought
an early end to his race.
And Carl Fogarty
was able to take encouragement from both the final round and the
season as a whole as his team enter an extensive programme of
winter development of the PETRONAS FP1 – the first Malaysian
He said: “This
was just our second year of development and we have made big steps
forward again. There have been a few highs, with our two podiums
and two pole positions, and also a lot of top six finishes. The
new PETRONAS engine development team have not had much time to
get their teeth stuck into the task but now we have a full winter
of testing and development ahead of us and there is no doubt that
we will be stronger next year, albeit in a stronger championship.
So the aim for next year is to be running in the top five or six
and challenging for podiums in every race.
weekend was an improvement on the previous couple of rounds but
we probably expected more after Troy’s incredible pole position
yesterday. Our hopes were high for a couple of top six finishes
and we were only just outside that, so it wasn’t a bad weekend.”
Troy was lying in sixth place when he was forced to retire from
the first race on the 14th lap with a broken engine. And, despite
further technical difficulties in the second race, he finished
seventh to finish the season ninth in the rider standings with
a total of 146 points.
He said: “The
season has been a bit up and down. I have been riding well although
small problems have meant too much time in the pit box. But PETRONAS
and the whole team have done a great job and it should be good
for next season. Everything came together for Superpole yesterday
and it was fantastic to be finishing the season on such a high.
W e were still a little bit slow on top speed up the back straight
and, although I was trying to hang on after two good starts, it
was a bit frustrating because the bike was much better this weekend.”
hard in both races to finish eighth, despite also enduring clutch
problems from early in the race, to end the season in 11th place
just two points behind Marco Borciani with a total of 128.