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Jul 22, 2001

Updated Post With Ramming Information: Duhamel Wins Action-packed 600cc Supersport Final At Mid-Ohio

<BR>600cc Supersport Final Results:<BR><BR>1. Miguel Duhamel, Honda CBR600F4i<BR>2. Tommy Hayden, Yamaha YZF-R6<BR>3. Eric Bostrom, Kawasaki ZX-6R<BR>4. Kurtis Roberts, Honda CBR600F4i<BR>5. Anthony Gobert, Yamaha YZF-R6<BR>6. Josh Hayes, Honda CBR600F4i<BR>7. John Hopkins, Suzuki GSX-R600<BR>8. Jake Zemke, Honda CBR600F4i<BR>9. Grant Lopez, Suzuki GSX-R600<BR>10. Aaron Gobert, Yamaha YZF-R6<BR>11. Joseph Temperato, Suzuki GSX-R600<BR>12. Daigoro Suzuki, Kawasaki ZX-6R<BR>13. Shawn Conrad, Suzuki GSX-R600<BR>14. Steve Patterson, Suzuki GSX-R600<BR>15. Monte Nichols, Yamaha YZF-R6<BR><BR>Crashers included:<BR>Jamie Hacking, Suzuki GSX-R600, lap 2, (while leading)<BR>Vincent Haskovec, Suzuki GSX-R600, lap 4, (re-joined then retired on lap 9)<BR>Roger Lee Hayden, Honda CBR600F4i, lap 14 <BR><BR>Unofficial Pro Honda Oils 600cc Supersport Point Standings:<BR>1. Bostrom, 192 points<BR>2. Gobert, 168 points<BR>3. Duhamel, 167 points<BR><BR>John Hopkins ran as high as second across the line--and led briefly at one point between two corners--before being rammed multiple times from behind by Kurtis Roberts, finally being plowed off line and passed by four riders late in the race, then running off the track while trying to catch back up. Hopkins then ran as far back as ninth but finished seventh-and-gaining on Josh Hayes.<BR><BR>After the race AMA officials reviewed videotape and said they would be sanctioning Roberts in some way. Officials also revealed that Roberts had been put on secret probation for two races immediately following Elkhart Lake, which is when Roberts went in for surgery on both arms to relieve compartment syndrome.<BR><BR>At Mid-Ohio, Roberts said it was not his fault that he collided with Hopkins in impacts that left marks on the tailsection of Hopkins' bike. Slow-motion replays seen on the Speedvision video feed seemed to indicate, however, that Hopkins had nothing to do with the collisions, other than being in front of Roberts.<BR><BR>Aaron Yates, still recovering from surgery on the forearm broken at Laguna Seca, did not race at Mid-Ohio.