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Jan 10, 2002

Ben Bostrom To Be Next World Superbike Champion, Says Ducati.com Poll

<BR>A poll appearing on www.ducati.com asking web surfers to "Pick Your Champion For 2002", is currently being led by American Ben Bostrom.<BR><BR>Fan favorite Bostrom leads with 40% of the votes over 2001 World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss' 22%.<BR><BR>Third Ducati rider Ruben Xaus and new Aprilia signee Noriyuki Haga are tied for third at 13%. <BR><BR>GSE Ducati Neil Hodgson is in fifth with 6% ahead of Pierfrancesco Chili's 3% and Castrol Honda's Colin Edwards' 2%. <BR><BR>MotoGP rider Regis Laconi finished seventh in the poll with 1% of the votes, even though he will not compete in World Superbike this season.<BR>