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Motorsport Network Ltd

Press Release

For Immediate release:
Rd 4. 23 2 08

Bugden Takes Second Superbike Title

Mr Consistent Australian Robbie Bugden clinched the New Zealand Superbike Championship for the second time today at Manfeild, with two wins from two starts, on his TripleR Suzuki, at round four of the Castrol New Zealand Superbike Championships.

Bugden has won every race in this year’s series giving him the title with one round to spare. The trans–tasman battle now moves down to second position with Hamilton’s Andrew Stroud (Suzuki) and Australian Gareth Jones (Yamaha) only four points apart.

In the 600 Sports Production class series leader Christchurch’s Dennis Charlett had an off in race one, giving the win to UK’s Midge Smart on his Yamaha. Race two was run in two parts because of an accident with Smart winning both legs.
Smart was very happy with his day considering he was returning after breaking his collarbone at round one. Even though Charlett perfect record was broken he still leads the series.

The minor classes are still lead by the dominant riders 125GP by Cameron Jones, Glen Williams Formula three; however sidecars have a new leader in Wanganui Steve Bron.

The series now moves to the final round at Pukekohe on March 8/9

Provisional Results
Round Four
Castrol New Zealand Superbike Championship

Manfeild 23/24 February 2008

Formula Three;
Race One:
Terry Fitzgerald (New Plymouth) Suzuki, 1; Glen Williams (Palmerston North) Suzuki, 2; Steven Wood (Blenhiem) Suzuki, 3.
Race Two.
Fitzgerald, 1; Wood, 2; Williams, 3.
Race Three:
Fitzgerald, 2; Wood, 2; Williams, 3.

Points after four rounds
Williams 262 points, Fitzgerald 203 points, Wood 201 points.

Pro-Twins 650:
Race One:
Karl Morgan (Auckland) Suzuki, 1; David Cook (Taupo) Suzuki, 2; Tom Bos (Christchurch) Kawasaki, 3.
Race Two:
Morgan, 1; Bos, 2; Geoff Booth (Dannevirke) Suzuki, 3.
Race Three
Morgan, 1; Cook, 2; Bos, 3.

Points after four rounds.
Morgan 300, Booth 182, Stephens168.

Race One:
Stephen Bron/ Dennis Simonsen (Taupo), 1; Peter Goodwin/ Dave James (Bay of Islands) LCR Yamaha, 2; Andy Scrivener/ Steve Bryan (Taupo) Sowersby Hyabusa,3.
Race Two:
Bron/ Simonsen, 1; Leighton Minnell/ Louise Blythe (Wanganui) LCR, 2; Chris & Ritchie Lawrance (Auckland) Yamaha, 3.
Race Three:
Bron / Simonsen, 1; Minnell /Blythe, 2; Scrivener/ Bryan, 3.

Points after four rounds.

Bron 195, Scrivener 182, Goodwin 126.

125ccGrand Prix:
Race One:
Jason Easton (Foxton) Honda, 1; Kenneth Jones (Cambridge) Yamaha, 2; James McKay (Hamilton) Honda, 3.
Race two:
Cameron Jones (Christchurch) Honda, 1; Tim McArthur (Dunedin) Honda, 2; Easton, 3.
Race Three;
Kenneth Jones, 1; Easton, 2; Cameron Jones, 3.

Points after four Rounds
Cameron Jones 238, Tim McArthur 200, Kenneth Jones 153.

600 Sports Production:
Race One:
Midge Smart (UK) Yamaha,1; James Smith (Christchurch) Suzuki, 2; Matt Sadowski (USA) 2 ; Jason Hulme (Marton) Yamaha, 3; Kyle Key (Tauranga) Suzuki, 4; Dave Sadowski (USA) Yamaha, 4.
Race Two part one:
Smart, 1; Charlett, 2; Smith, 3; Matt Sadowski, 4; Nick Cole (Hamilton) Kawasaki, 5.
Race Two part two:
Smart, 1; Charlett, 2; Smith, 3; Matt Sadowski, 4; Hulme, 5;

Points after four rounds:
Charlett 172.5, Smith 130.5, Lawrence 106, Matt Sadowski 97.5 Hulme 75.

Production Superbikes:
Race One:
Robbie Bugden (Australia) Suzuki, 1; Andrew Stroud (Hamilton) Suzuki, 2; Gareth (Australia) Yamaha, 3; Craig Shirriffs (Feilding) Suzuki, 4; Damian Cudlin (Australia) Yamaha, 5.
Race two:
Bugden, 1; Stroud, 2; Jones, 3; Shirriffs, 4; Cudlin, 5.

Points after four rounds:
Bugden 200, Stroud 138, Jones 134, Shirriffs 116, Cudlin 81.


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