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Cycle News 2000 11 01

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~@@ 7J 1!l!!@[lD@ f0GD[fJ@[l0ilD:r@ f0@DD@@GDD@ The F1M announc ed the 2001 Worl d Superbike Championship and the opening round again conflicts with the Daytona 200 , making it impossible for the Infostrada Ducati team, or any of the other World Superbike teams, to compe te in Ame rica 's most prestigious race. The only way that would change is if the schedule changes, as it did this year. The first race originally conflic ted with Daytona, but the series opened a month after that in a later version of the schedule. Although there are 14 rounds scheduled , several t r ac k s are subject to homologatio n and one round is to be announced. The schedule is as follows : Round 1: March t r -vatencte. Spain .. Round2: April 1-Kyalami, South Africa (To be confirmed) Round 3 : April 22 · Phillip Island. Australia .. Round 4 : April 29 ·Sugo. Japan .. Round 5: May 13-Monza. ltaly " Round 6 : Ma y 27 ·Doni ngton Park , UK .. Round 7 : J une 10 · Lausitzring, Germany Round 8 : June 24 ·Misano, Italy Round 9: July 8 - Laguna Seca, U.S. Round 10: August 5 -Brands Hatch, UK .. Round 11: Septem ber 2-0schersleben. Ger - ma ny Round 12: September 9-Assen, Holland R ound 13: Seplember 23- TEA R ound 14: September. 30·lmola Italy .. Homologation of these circ uits m ust be reconfirm ed ] ,.., U The eigh th and final ro und of the AMA Na tional Hare & Hound Se ries w as held on October 22 in Luceme Valley. Cali forn ia. on a 102 -m ile course . Newly crowned series champ ion Dest ry Abbo tt (Kaw) d iced with Ve t -class champion Dan Richardson (Kaw) from th e start to nearly the finish. In the final miles of the event Ty D a vis (Yam) managed to dive in between the two, making the race even more inte resting but , as he did most of the season. Abbott prevailed , w ith Davis and Richard finishing sec ond and third, respectively . Shane Esposito (Kaw) and round -seven winner Brian Brown (Kaw) completed the t o p f ive ove rall. ish e d 17 t h . W o rld 12 Scc M oto c ro s s Champion Gra nt Langsto n failed to make the main event after finishing poo rly in his semi-final race . o o o o o o o o N ewly crowned champion S ha ne Watts (KT M) topped the fi na l round of the Grand N ationa l Cross Cou ntry Series in C rawfo rd sv ille , India na, on October 22, b e st in g newly crowned AMA H a r e S c ra mb le s N at io na l C ha m p ion Pau l Edmondson ( Kaw), Barry Hawk

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