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Feb 5, 2003

Ducati Austin Racing To Be Sponsored By Parts Unlimited, Corbin

<BR>Copyright 2003, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By David Swarts<BR><BR>The Terry Gregoricka-owned Ducati Austin Racing team will be sponsored by Parts Unlimited and Corbin in a deal set up with help from OMS Sports' Road Race Account Manager Jimmy Filice.<BR><BR>One of the 2003-model 998RS Ducatis Anthony Gobert rode Wednesday during AMA team testing at California Speedway was adorned with large Parts Unlimited stickers and smaller Corbin stickers on the sides of the fairing.<BR><BR>Filice said an official announcement was coming in the form of a press release and that Gobert's Ducati Superbike would be on display at the Indianapolis dealer show in the Parts Unlimited and Corbin booths.<BR><BR>Ducati Austin Racing Team Manager Tom Bodenbach told that finalizing the Parts Unlimited and Corbin deals came too late, however, to add a second rider to the team. "It's too late in the year," said Bodenbach. "Most of the testing is done. If we had gotten the deals done earlier, we would have had a second rider."<BR><BR><BR><BR>