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Jul 11, 2002

Read It Here First: World Superbike Official Says American Wild Cards Must Pick Between AMA Or World Superbike And Can't Do Both At Laguna Seca

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>A World Superbike official demanded that American wild card riders pick between racing World Superbike or AMA Superbike this weekend at Laguna Seca, and said they can't do both. <BR><BR>World Superbike Race Director Roberto Nosetto said that regular World Superbike series teams have complained that American wild cards participating in AMA Superbike practice, qualifying and racing this weekend constitutes extra testing as prohibited by World Superbike regulations. <BR><BR>Nosetto dropped this bombshell on race promoters RPM at about 6:05 p.m. Pacific Time Thursday and was not concerned that AMA riders have competed in World Superbike and AMA races every year since World Superbike came to Laguna Seca.<BR><BR>"We have to live with our regular teams all year," said Nosetto, who interrupted a discussion between an American reporter and an RPM official to deliver the bombshell. <BR><BR>At post time, no word on how this will shake out. <BR>