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FIM takes WSBK closer to national series.
10 July 2003:
The SBK permanent bureau met yesterday at the FIM Headquarters in Mies, Switzerland, to discuss the future of the class in the face of increasing competition for riders and teams from the new-look four -stroke MotoGP championship.
Ben Bostrom misses out as Honda shun Laguna.
3 July 2003:
Former World Superbike star Ben Bostrom will
have the opportunity to take on his former rivals as a wild-card at Laguna Seca next weekend, after the provisional entry list released today confirmed that Honda will not be entering any of their AMA stars. Bostrom, a former double Laguna race winner, is said to be unhappy at Honda's decision to break with recent tradition and concentrate solely on the AMA series, which also means that Bostrom's colleagues Miguel DuHamel and Kurtis Robe
Bostrom to debut radical Laguna leathers.
2 July 2003:
To add a little spice to next weekend's combined Laguna Seca AMA SBK and WSBK meeting, Eric Bostrom will be unveiling a special set of racing leathers just for the occasion. Despite new, and often eye-catching, leathers being the domain of brother Ben, Eric's suit is being pieced together in Italy at this very moment, and was fashioned with the creative assistance and support of Airtrix and Alpinestars. So far, sneak previews have confirmed that the designs exceed all expectations for the 'wo
Yamaha set-up report - Misano.
18 June 2003:
The World Supersport riders make their second visit to Italy this season when the championship moves to the Misano Adriatica circuit near Rimini this weekend.
Yamaha set-up report - Silverstone.
12 June 2003:
A former World War II airfield, the original Silverstone layout consisted of a series of long straights connected by fast sweeping corners. Its character might have changed slightly, but the basic premise still remains.
Yamaha set-up report - Oschersleben.
29 May 2003:
Just two weeks after racing at Monza, the oldest venue on the World Supersport calendar, the championship moves to the ultra-modern Oschersleben Motopark in Germany.
Yamaha set-up report – Monza.
14 May 2003:
Set in a former Royal park on the outskirts of Milan, Monza is the fastest circuit on the World Supersport calendar.
Yamaha set-up report - Sugo.
21 April 2003:
Originally built by Yamaha as a test track in 1975, Sugo not only features a fully functioning 3.737km road race layout but also a vast array of other motorsport and leisure facilities.
Corser's lap of Phillip Island.
27 March 2003:
Aussie Troy Corser will be on home territory this weekend at Phillip Island, and here the man who holds both the Superpole and race lap records from 1999, talks us through a flying lap of the coastal circuit – which he will attack this weekend on his Foggy Petronas FP1. ''You are in sixth gear down the start/finish Gardner Straight and in January we were reaching speeds around 300kph on the FP1,'' began Corser...
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