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Honda sweeps Road America; Tortelli moves into MX series lead

12 June 2000

2000 AMA Formula Xtreme Championship

Honda CBR929RR-mounted racers dominated round two of the AMA/
Formula Xtreme Series, with Erion Racing's Kurtis Roberts leading a Honda 1-2-3
sweep at Road America. Erion Racing teammate Josh Hayes finished 6.691 seconds
behind while Jake Zemke rounded out the top three on his Bruce Transportation
Group/Erion Racing-tuned CBR929RR. The win was victory number two for Roberts,
as he won the series opener last weekend at Road Atlanta. Formula Xtreme Results, Top-5 Finishers

1. Kurtis Roberts-Honda

2. Josh Hayes-Honda

3. Jake Zemke-Honda

4. Rad Greaves-Suzuki

5. Steve Grigg-Kawasaki Formula Xtreme Series Point Standings, Top Riders

1. Kurtis Roberts-Honda-74 points

2. Josh Hayes-Honda-59 points

3. Jake Zemke-Honda-53 points

4. Steve Grigg-Kawasaki-52 points

5. Rad Greaves-Suzuki-49 points

2000 AMA Pro Honda Oils 600 Supersport Championship

Team Honda's Miguel DuHamel shot from the pack of front-runners on the run to
the checkered flag at Road America on Sunday to win the AMA Pro Honda Oils 600
Supersport race. Duhamel drafted past both Erion Racing's Kurtis Roberts and
Jamie Hacking right at the line, topping Roberts by just .0054 of a second after
10 incident-plagued laps.  Brothers Tommy Hayden and Team Honda's Nicky Hayden
finished fourth and fifth, respectively  - all five were within half a second of
each other at the finish line. Roberts now leads the championship point
standings by just a single point over DuHamel, 95-94.

Road America Pro Honda Oils 600 Supersport Results, Top Finishers

1. Miguel Duhamel - Honda

2. Kurtis Roberts - Honda

3. Jamie Hacking - Yamaha

4. Tommy Hayden - Yamaha

5. Nicky Hayden - Honda

8. Josh Hayes - Honda

10. Jake Zemke - Honda

Pro Honda Oils 600 Supersport Series Point Standings, Top Riders

1. Kurtis Roberts - Honda - 95 points

2. Miguel Duhamel - Honda - 94 points

3. Eric Bostrom - Kawasaki - 88 points

4. Tommy Hayden - Yamaha - 80 points

5. Jason Pridmore - Suzuki - 71 points

8. Jake Zemke - Honda - 62 points

11. Nicky Hayden - Honda - 49 points

12. Josh Hayes - Honda - 45 points

2000 AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship

Saturday saw Team Honda's Nicky Hayden win his first career AMA Superbike race
at round four of the AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship at the Road
America double-header. Aaron Yates finished second with Eric Bostrom third; John
Kocinski and Matt Mladin rounded out the top five. A slipping clutch pushed
Honda Red Rider Miguel Duhamel back to 12th after he'd worked his way up to
sixth from a fourth-row start position.

Nicky Hayden then made it a perfect weekend on Sunday, winning the second of the
two AMA Superbike Nationals, adding to his first-ever AMA Superbike victory the
day before. Hayden bested Mat Mladin and Aaron Yates on the final lap, making
the run up the hill to the checkered flag. Fourth place went to Honda's Miguel
DuHamel. Hayden now trails Mladin by just a single point, 171-170.

Road America Superbike Results, Round Four, Top Finishers

1. Nicky Hayden-Honda

2. Aaron Yates-Suzuki

3. Eric Bostrom-Kawasaki

4. John Kocinski-Ducati

5. Mat Mladin-Suzuki

12. Miguel Duhamel-Honda

Road America Superbike Results, Round Five, Top Finishers

 1. Nicky Hayden - Honda

2. Mat Mladin - Suzuki

3. Aaron Yates  - Suzuki

4. Miguel DuHamel  - Honda

5. John Kocinski - Ducati

AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship Point Standings, Top Riders

1. Mat Mladin - Suzuki - 171 points

2. Nicky Hayden - Honda - 170 points

3. Aaron Yates - Suzuki - 139 points

4. Eric Bostrom - Kawasaki - 132 points

5. Doug Chandler - Kawasaki - 124 points

6. Miguel Duhamel - Honda - 117 points

New Hampshire's International Speedway in Loudon will be the site next weekend
for round three of the AMA's Formula Xtreme series, round four of the 600
Supersport series, and round six/seven of the Superbike series.

2000 AMA/Chevy Trucks 250cc U.S. Motocross Championships, Round 4: MX 338,
Southwick, Massachusetts, June 11, 2000

Team Honda$B!G(Bs Sebastien Tortelli moved into the points lead of the AMA/Chevy
Trucks U.S. Motocross Championships with a second overall at Motocross 338 in
Southwick, Massachusetts, behind Ricky Carmichael. Fellow Honda Red Rider Kevin
Windham took fourth on his CR250R and now finds himself a close second in series
points. Team Honda's Ezra Lusk and Honda-support-rider Mike LaRocco exchanged
luck in the two motos. Lusk rode well in moto one, finishing third, but suffered
a 13th place finish in moto 2, while LaRocco finished the motos 19th and 2nd,

The next round of AMA Motocross racing will take place at Budds Creek Motocross
Park, Budds Creek, Maryland on June 18.

 Southwick Motocross 250-class Top Overall Finishers (With Moto Finishes)

1. Ricky Carmichael - Kawasaki - 5-1

2. Sebastien Tortelli - Honda - 1-5

3. Robbie Reynard - Suzuki - 2-4

4. Kevin Windham - Honda - 4-7

5. Greg Albertyn - Suzuki - 6-6

6. Ezra Lusk - Honda - 3-13

8. Mike LaRocco - Honda - 19-2

AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championships 250-class Point Standings, Top

1. Sebastien Tortelli - Honda - 158 points

2. Kevin Windham - Honda - 154 points

3. Ricky Carmichael - Kawasaki - 152 points

4. David Vuillemin - Yamaha - 145 points

5. Robbie Reynard - Suzuki - 117 points

6. Ezra Lusk - Honda - 114 points

9. Mike LaRocco - Honda - 97 points

2000 FIM 500cc Grand Prix Series, Round 7: Circuit de Catalunya, Montmelo,
Spain, June 11, 2000

The factory-backed Repsol Honda squad had a difficult race weekend in Spain. The
top Honda finisher was teen-age sensation Valentino Rossi, who came in third. It
was the Italian$B!G(Bs third podium finish, equaling his third-place finishes in
Jerez, Spain and France. Championship points leader Kenny Roberts Jr. won the
event, trailed by Norick Abe, Rossi, Nobuatsu Aoki and Max Biaggi.

The rain played spoiler and made everybody's day very difficult. Repsol YPF
Honda man Sete Gibernau looked set to finish well when the tricky track
conditions caught him out and he crashed. A few laps later, world champion Alex
Criville also went down, leaving Tadayuki Okada the only Repsol YPF Honda rider
to finish the race and bring home a single point for 15th place.

The world GP championship battle resumes in one week, at Assen, Holland next
Saturday on June 17.

Catalunya 500 GP, Top Finishers

1. Kenny Roberts Jr. - Suzuki

2. Norick Abe - Yamaha

3. Valentino Rossi - Honda

4. Nobuatsu Aoki - Suzuki

5. Max Biaggi - Yamaha

6. Loris Capirossi - Honda

15. Tadayuki Okada - Honda

 FIM 500cc GP Points Standings

1. Kenny Roberts Jr. - Suzuki - 120 points

2. Carlos Checa - Yamaha - 100 points

3. Norick Abe - Yamaha - 85 points

4. Loris Capirossi - Honda - 73 points

5. Nobuatsu Aoki - Suzuki - 72 points

7. Alex Crivill