World Superbikes (September 2003)

  • Xaus takes second double

    23 September 2003

    Xaus takes second double

    Ruben Xaus won both races at the penultimate round of the World Superbike championship in Imola, his second double of the season.The two races were dominated by battles between Xaus and his Fila...

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  • Toseland on provisional pole

    23 September 2003

    Toseland on provisional pole

    James Toseland has taken his HM Plant Ducati to provisional pole position at the Imola round of the World Superbike championship.After setting the pace in practice it was Regis Laconi who continued to...

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  • Xaus takes first WSB pole

    23 September 2003

    Xaus takes first WSB pole

    Ruben Xaus has taken his first ever pole position in the World Superbike championship after clocking the fastest lap in the Superpole session for the penultimate round at Imola.The Spanish factory...

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  • Mladin leads Suzuki 1-2

    23 September 2003

    Mladin leads Suzuki 1-2

    Yoshimura Suzuki has taken first and second places in the AMA Superbike championship with Mat Mladin beating team-mate Aaron Yates to the top of the table at the final round in Birmingham,...

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  • Laconi tops Imola practice

    23 September 2003

    Laconi tops Imola practice

    Regis Laconi has topped this morning’s practice session at the penultimate round of the World Superbike championship in Imola, Italy.The NCR Ducati rider took his 998 to a fastest lap of 1:50.540,...

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  • GSE quits World Superbikes

    16 September 2003

    GSE quits World Superbikes

    The British GSE Racing team will quit the World Superbike series following the final round of the 2003 championship at Magny-Cours on October 19.The team has not been able to secure full manufacturer...

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  • Hodgson leads from the start at Assen

    02 September 2003

    Hodgson leads from the start at Assen

    Neil Hodgson has started the weekend as he means to go on, topping the time sheets in the first practice session at Assen in a round that could see him secure the World Superbike championship.Hodgson,...

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  • GSE Racing full statement

    02 September 2003

    HM Plant Ducati Team Principal Darrell Healey announced at Assen that the team is unlikely to return to World Superbikes next year. Here is what he said: " Due to circumstances beyond our control, GSE Racing is unclear about certain key aspects of the 2004 Superbike World Championship. In addition, due to the uncertainty surrounding the technical rules, we are not in a position to confirm...

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  • Chili on pole at Assen

    02 September 2003

    Chili on pole at Assen

    Frankie Chili has taken his first pole position of the season after putting in the best lap in a wet Superpole session at the Assen round of the World Superbike championship.Rain affected the...

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  • Hodgson is champion

    02 September 2003

    Hodgson is champion

    Neil Hodgson is the 2003 World Superbike champion. Hodgson had to settle for second behind team-mate Ruben Xaus in the first race at Assen today but it was enough to take the championship. The second...

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  • GSE Racing set to quit WSB

    02 September 2003

    GSE Racing set to quit WSB

    In the wake of controversial new regulations GSE Racing, the team behind HM Plant Ducati riders James Toseland and Chris Walker, looks on the verge of quitting World Superbikes.In an announcement made...

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  • Lavilla steals provisional pole

    02 September 2003

    Lavilla steals provisional pole

    Gregorio Lavilla has taken the provisional pole position for Assen World Superbikes beating Chris Walker to the top spot by just over a tenth of a second after the session was red flagged.The first...

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  • Neil Hodgson becomes a father

    02 September 2003

    Neil Hodgson can start celebrating early after becoming a father today, Tuesday September 2.Holly Hodgson was born a 2:30pm weighing seven pounds after being induced a week early to allow Neil to be present at the birth.Both baby and mother Kathryn are doing fine, allowing dad Neil to concentrate on the World Superbike races at Assen this weekend, which could see the Brit become the world...

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  • Foggy rides again

    01 September 2003

    Foggy rides again

    Carl Fogarty indulged himself with a few laps in the saddle of the Petronas FP1 during the first day of a two-day private test at Valencia in Spain. " I am officially old! " said team boss...

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