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Sep 18, 2001

Ducati North America Denounces Post As Speculative Fodder

Ducati North America Manager of Racing Operations David Roy has denounced yesterday's post regarding the possible end of Ducati's participation in the AMA Superbike Series as being "speculative fodder."<BR><BR>In an e-mail to roadracingworld.com, Roy wrote,<BR>"What is up with the story today? I don't remember talking to anyone from Roadracing World in regard to what we are doing for next season, and no one else on Ducati's payroll that is involved in racing has, either. The information you are sending to the public on our racing program is speculative fodder, which is normally not like you. If you would like to know what is going on just call me next time."<BR><BR>The post was based on first-hand conversations with involved parties, including a current Ducati AMA rider and an overseas Ducati emissary.<BR><BR>Roadracingworld.com has invited Roy to end any doubt by issuing a definitive press release detailing Ducati's U.S. plans for 2002.