World Superbikes (March 2003)

  • Close call for second Hodgson victory

    25 March 2003

    Close call for second Hodgson victory

    Race two at Phillip Island was the most exciting of the season so far, with all the riders having to fight hard for their places.Neil Hodgson and Frankie Chili initially got away to a good start but...

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  • Chili on track for pole

    25 March 2003

    Chili on track for pole

    Pier-Francesco Chili – the oldest man in WSB – proved to still be one of the fastest after claiming provisional pole position for the Phillip Island WSB race at the first qualifying session...

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  • Hodgson on pole for Round 2

    25 March 2003

    Hodgson on pole for Round 2

    Frankie Chili put in another good performance in this morning’s qualifying session at Philip Island beating Neil Hodgson in to second place with a time of 1:32.786. But the Italian had to settle for...

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  • Comfortable win for Hodgson

    25 March 2003

    Comfortable win for Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson pulled away from the field again at Phillip Island to win his third race in this year’s World Superbike championship. The British rider was wearing a black armband and later dedicated the...

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  • Vermeulen takes Supersport with ease

    25 March 2003

    Vermeulen takes Supersport with ease

    Tenkate Honda rider Chris Vermeulen was the proud winner of the Supersport race finishing nine seconds ahead of his closest rival, Katsuaki Fujiwara on the Alstare Suzuki.Vermeulen said: " I...

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  • Heckles tests at Mallory

    18 March 2003

    Heckles tests at Mallory

    Mark Heckles rode his new CBR600FS for the first time on March 19 at Mallory Park after driving to Belgium to pick it up and pay for it just five days before.The bike was bought for him by his dad and...

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  • Honda take top three at Daytona 200

    04 March 2003

    Honda take top three at Daytona 200

    Honda riders filled the podium at the Daytona 200 race on Monday, March 10. The race was postponed from Sunday, when Daytona was blighted by torrential rain.Miguel DuHamel won the race on his Honda...

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  • Double double for Fila Ducati

    01 March 2003

    Double double for Fila Ducati

    The second race at Valencia quickly fell in to the pattern set by the first with factory Ducati 999 riders Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus leading HM Plant Ducati 998 riders James Toseland and Chris...

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  • Hodgson on pole

    01 March 2003

    Hodgson on pole

    Neil Hodgson managed to better his qualifying time to get the pole position for tomorrow’s two races despite the blustery wind.Hodgson beat former team-mate James Toseland by 0.566 seconds and was...

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  • Fila Ducati 1-2 in Race 1

    01 March 2003

    Fila Ducati 1-2 in Race 1

    Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus dominated the first race of the WSB season taking their Ducati 999’s to first and second place. Hodgson with a total time of 36:56.205 and Xaus four seconds behind at...

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  • Hodgson in line for pole position

    01 March 2003

    Hodgson in line for pole position

    The second qualifying session has finished at Round 1 of World Superbikes in Valencia, with Neil Hodgson retaining the top spot.Hodgson only managed to come in 0.210 seconds under his Friday best with...

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