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Edwards leaves Australia in second place in World Superbike standings

24 April 2000

2000 World Superbike Championship Series, Round 2: Phillip Island, Australia,
April 24, 2000

Castrol Honda's Colin Edwards II took fifth place in both races in Sunday's
rain-interrupted second round of the World Superbike championship. Edwards is
second in the points standings. Bimota's Anthony Gobert and Aprilia's Troy
Corser gave the record crowd a thrill as they each took a win. The Australian
pair were both debut winners on their new-for-2000 machines and sent their
rain-soaked 56,000 fans home happy. Current World GP champ Carl Fogarty crashed
on lap five of race two, suffering a suspected broken collarbone.

Overall points standings:
1.   Haga, Yamaha - 71
2.   Edwards, Honda - 67
3.   Corser, Aprilia - 51
4.   Chili, Suzuki - 43
5.   Lavilla, Kawasaki - 42
6.   Gobert, Bimota - 36
7.   Fogarty, Ducati - 36
8.   Fujiwara, Suzuki - 27
9.   Aoki, Ducati - 26
10.  Bostrom, Ducati - 18

The next round of the World Superbike series will be in Sugo, Japan on April 30.
Be sure to visit Honda's web site at to view complete results of
the weekend's exciting roadracing action.