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Sep 30, 2001

Anthony Gobert Wins 600cc Supersport Race At VIR, Eric Bostrom Wins Championship

Yamaha's Anthony Gobert battled with Honda's Miguel Duhamel and Yoshimura Suzuki's Aaron Yates for all 17 laps of the Honda Pro Oils 600cc Supersport final at Virginia International Raceway. The three-way battle was decided when Gobert passed Yates for the lead into turn one on the final lap and was able to navigate through lapped riders better. <BR><BR>With only 27 riders in the race, Kawasaki's Eric Bostrom only had to complete half of the race distance to claim Kawasaki's first AMA 600cc Supersport Championship since 1993. Bostrom finished seventh in the race.<BR><BR>Honda Pro Oils 600cc Supersport Final Results:<BR>1. Anthony Gobert, Yamaha, 17 laps<BR>2. Aaron Yates, Suzuki, +1.138 seconds<BR>3. Miguel Duhamel, Honda, +1.320 seconds<BR>4. John Hopkins, Suzuki, +3.420 seconds<BR>5. Kurtis Roberts, Honda, +7.815 seconds<BR>6. Tommy Hayden, Yamaha, +9.133 seconds<BR>7. Eric Bostrom, Kawasaki, +20.018 seconds<BR>8. Jake Zemke, Honda, +22.539 seconds<BR>9. Josh Hayes, Honda, +22.594 seconds<BR>10. Grant Lopez, Suzuki, +27.059 seconds<BR>11. Lee Acree, Suzuki, +27.257 seconds<BR>12. Jimmy Moore, Suzuki, +35.471 seconds<BR>13. Aaron Gobert, Yamaha, +35.565 seconds<BR>14. Chris Caylor, Suzuki, +36.841 seconds<BR>15. Vincent Haskovec, Suzuki, +55.470 seconds<BR>16. Robert Jensen, Suzuki, +63.538 seconds<BR>17. Daigoro Suzuki, Kawasaki, +70.698 seconds<BR>18. David Ortega, Suzuki, +70.982 seconds<BR>19. Tyler Wadsworth, Yamaha, +91.664 seconds<BR>20. P. Valiente, +94.080 seconds<BR><BR>Unofficial Final 600cc Supersport Point Standings:<BR>1. Eric Bostrom, 285 points<BR>2. Anthony Gobert, 265 points<BR>3. Miguel Duhamel, 259 points
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