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Mar 22, 2001

Ducati North America To Replace Slight, Find Substitute For Russell

Ducati North America is making plans to replace Aaron Slight for the balance of the AMA Superbike season as well as finding a substitute for the injured Scott Russell.<BR><BR>According to Ducati North America Racing Manager David Roy, Slight's European Touring Car Schedule conflicts with the AMA Superbike Series schedule, and although there have been discussions concerning Slight competing in five of the remaining AMA races, that isn't what Ducati wants to. Instead, said Roy on March 22, "We've been talking to a couple of people" about taking Slight's place and filling in for Russell.<BR><BR>Slight agreed to come to America to test the Ducati and then run Daytona. At Daytona, Slight said that he has offers to race touring cars in Europe this summer, and he has now apparently taken those offfers.<BR><BR>When told that fellow World Superbike expatriate Carl Fogarty had no plans to go car racing, Slight then said, "That's good, because Foggy can't drive a car for shit!"