WSBK Race Reports. Page 16

  • Parkes hands Muggeridge Supersport victory.

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    18 April 2004 A seemingly certain Ten Kate Honda World Supersport one-two at Misano ended with a crash for long time leader Broc Parkes, but a win for team-mate Karl Muggeridge, who continued his high pace without incident right to the flag.

  • McCoy claims first Superbike victory.

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    28 March 2004 World Superbike 2004 saw its fourth different winner in four races today at Phillip Island, as 'Slide King' Garry McCoy guided his NCR Ducati to a popular first ever WSBK victory, in a drama filled race that saw both factory Ducatis crash out.

  • Wild-card Brookes grabs Supersport win.

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    28 March 2004 Local wild-card Josh Brookes took a thrilling last gasp World Supersport victory at Phillip Island today, denying countryman Kevin Curtain with a brave around-the-outside move just a few corners from the chequered flag.

  • Laconi takes Island race one – from Vermeulen.

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    28 March 2004 Regis Laconi won his second ever World Superbike race at Phillip Island today, the Frenchman withstanding an early assault from team-mate James Toseland to take a commanding victory, while Steve Martin, Chris Vermeulen, Toseland and Garry McCoy battled for the runner-up spot.

  • Haga dominates race two for dream SBK return.

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    29 February 2004 Noriyuki Haga marked his return to World Superbike in dream style this afternoon at Valencia, the Samurai of Slide taking a lights to flag race two victory - and providing his new Renegade Ducai team with a debut SBK win.

  • van den Goorbergh claims first Supersport victory.

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    29 February 2004 Jurgen van den Goorbergh took his first World Supersport victory in style today at Valencia, the Dutchman leading a Yamaha Italia one-two as pre-season favourites Ten Kate Honda faltered.

  • Toseland takes race one, Walker on podium.

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    29 February 2004 James Toseland has won a dramatic first race of the 2004 WSBK season, held at a damp - but drying - Valencia, the Brit overcoming a poor start, then avoiding a turn two accident for team-mate Regis Laconi to build a larg mid-race lead... only to come under further pressure in the closing stages.

  • Hodgson, Xaus share wins in action packed finale.

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    19 October 2003 The World Superbike finale at the new venue of Magny Cours proved to be an incident packed affair, which ended with wins shared by outgoing Ducati Fila riders' Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus – although Xaus left France the happier of the pair.

  • Muggeridge ends Supersport season in style.

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    19 October 2003 In the 11th and final round of the Supersport World Championship, Ten Kate Honda star Karl Muggeridge scored another race win today at Magny-Cours, his third straight success after victories in Assen and Imola.

  • Xaus out duels Hodgson to complete Imola sweep.

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    28 September 2003 Ruben Xaus kept his cool as he claimed win number six of the season and his second of the day at Imola, stalking Neil Hodgson relentlessly until lap 19 of 21 and then forcing the 2003 World Champ into a penultimate lap mistake.

  • Vermeulen seals Supersport crown.

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    28 September 2003 Rising Aussie star Chris Vermeulen could afford Sunday's World Supersport victory at Imola to his Ten Kate Honda teammate Karl Muggeridge after his lone remaining title rival Katsuaki Fujiwara crashed out of the race on lap six.

  • Xaus out muscles Hodgson in race one.

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    28 September 2003 Ruben Xaus continued his late season surge as he took the spoils in the first World Superbike race of the day at Imola.

  • Xaus out duels Hodgson to complete Imola sweep.

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    28 September 2003 Ruben Xaus kept his cool as he claimed win number six of the season and his second of the day at Imola, stalking Neil Hodgson relentlessly until lap 19 of 21 and then forcing the 2003 World Champ into a penultimate lap mistake.

  • Hodgson crowns Assen weekend with race 2 win.

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    07 September 2003 Newly crowned 2003 World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson completed what has been a dream week for the 29 year-old by taking victory in the second and final race of the day at Assen.

  • Hodgson seals World title in style.

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    07 September 2003 Burnley's Neil Hodgson confirmed his status as 2003 World Superbike Champion with a stylish second place to factory Ducati teammate Ruben Xaus in the first race of the day at Assen.

  • Brit Byrne blasts to double at Brands.

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    27 July 2003 Brit Shane Byrne showed the World Superbike field what it was all about today at Brands Hatch by taking the win in not only the first but both races today in round nine of the World Superbike championship.

  • Byrne takes race one at Brands.

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    27 July 2003 Shane 'Shakey' Byrne took the first World Superbike victory of the day at Brands Hatch today with a comfortable wheelie across the line some six seconds ahead of second placed Neil Hodgson.

  • Xaus keeps cool for race two win.

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    13 July 2003 After throwing away a potential race victory earlier in the afternoon, Fila Ducati rider Ruben Xaus made no mistake in the second race of the day at Laguna Seca as he cruised home to a comfortable 12 second win over factory teammate Neil Hodgson. In a race that only saw ten finishers from 21 starters, Xaus took the lead from a fiercely battling pack in the early going of the 28-lapper and never looked back as he claimed his third win in four races.

  • Chili survives race one carnage for victory.

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    13 July 2003 Frankie Chili opened his long overdue 2003 victory account with a measured performance at hot and sticky Laguna Seca on Sunday by taking the first 28-lap race when erstwhile leaders Ruben Xaus and Regis Laconi crashed.

  • Last lap Xaus completes Misano double.

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    22 June 2003 Much maligned Spaniard Ruben Xaus completed his first career World Superbike double on Sunday as he passed factory Ducati teammate Neil Hodgson on the final lap with a brave move along Misano's long, fast back straight. The second race of the seventh round of the 2003 World Superbike Championship provided just as much tension and excitement as the first with Xaus and Hodgson racing side by side down Misano's back straight at more than 270kmh on the 25th and final tour of the 2.523-mile Adriat

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