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Apr 13, 2004

Anthony Gobert Loses Erion Honda Ride Over DUI Charges

From a press release issued by Erion Racing:

Anaheim, CA—Erion Racing announced today that it is releasing rider Anthony Gobert from the Erion team effective immediately.

Gobert was hired by the Honda-supported Erion Racing team to compete in the new AMA Superstock class in 2004.

"There is a level of commitment and dedication that is required to be a rider on our team," said team owner Kevin Erion. "Unfortunately, Anthony was unwilling to demonstrate the level of commitment and dedication required to get the job done. We wish Anthony well. He has displayed great talent over the years."

No further comment is available at this time.


See related post:

4/9/2004 Erion: No Action On Anthony Gobert DUI Arrest Until At Least Next Week


And now, some reader reaction:

FIRST PERSON/OPINION

Via e-mail:

You are welcome to publish my submission, although I don't expect you will.

I've read the letter(s) regarding the decline of AMA racing followed by the letter regarding the release of Anthony Gobert after being "charged" with DUI.

The real scary decline in this sport is how BORING it is becoming. WSBK is rubbish. AMA is rubbish. It's unbelievable to think that people expect motorcyclists to continue supporting this nonsense.

Real talented riders like Aaron Yates and Go-show get abused, fined and worse while morons with Red-Bull sippy cups end up boring us on the TV. Give me a break.

This year I'm going to go to some club races regardless of how far I have to travel. Motorcycle racing cannot be this bad. Can it ?

I'll buy the DVDs for MotoGP and BSB at the end of the year and I'm even revising my opinion of IOM TT which the political correctness and politics in these other series' can only serve to bolster.

Excuse me now, I'm off to cancel my DirecTV subscription.

Great magazine and great website. Keep it up.

Malachy O'Connell
Arlington Virginia



FIRST PERSON/OPINION

Via e-mail:

Is ANYONE shocked at this??

Gary Hilliard
Dover,Delaware