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Honda poised to take racing championships in 2000

16 June 2000

American Honda's Red Riders are contending for a number of titles at the
mid-point of an exciting 2000 race season.

With four races completed in the AMA/Chevy Trucks US Motocross 250cc
Championship, Team Honda's Sebastien Tortelli leads the series with 158 points.
Teammate Kevin Windham is hot on his heels with 154 points. In 125cc AMA
Motocross competition, Honda-mounted Steve Lamson is the current leader with 155
points. With eight races remaining, the CR-mounted Red Riders are off to an
impressive start.

In the AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship Series, Honda's Nicky
Hayden, fresh off his double victory at Road America - and his first career
Superbike victory - sits just one point behind series leader Matt Mladin.
Hayden looks to take the series lead this weekend on his factory RC51 at New
Hampshire's International Speedway in Loudon.

Meanwhile, in the winner-take-all AMA/Pro Honda Oils 600 Supersport Series,
Erion Racing's CBR600F4-mounted Kurtis Roberts leads with 95 points. One point
back is the winningest rider in AMA 600 Supersport competition, Team Honda's
Miguel Duhamel.  The most competitive class in AMA road racing will also be
featured at Loudon this coming weekend.

Kurtis Roberts continues his torrid pace in the tire-shredding
AMA/ Formula Xtreme Series, having won the first two races of the
season. Close behind is Robert's teammate, Josh Hayes, also riding an Erion
Racing-prepped Honda CBR929RR.  Watch for the Hondas to dominate again this
weekend at Loudon.

 Honda's Off Road Racing Team continues its scorching desert pace with recent
XR650R victories in the SCORE Baja 500 and the Best In The Desert Tonapah 300.
The next step for Johnny Campbell and his teammates will be Nevada 2000 in Las
Vegas, Nevada on July 8-15.