Kawasaki’s Ricky Carmichael was the quickest 125 rider today in practice for tomorrow’s Steel City national. Having secured the 250 outdoor title one week early, RC will ride a 125 tomorrow with title contenders Grant Langston (KTM) and Mike Brown (Kawasaki). Although Carmichael claims he is riding the 125 to break his tie with Mark Barnett for career 125 outdoor victories (they are tied with 25 wins each), Kawasaki management has made it clear that RC will be expected to move over for Mike Brown if it will help Brown win the title (Brown is just 9 points behind Langston going into tomorrow’s final round). MD will have a full report shortly after the race tomorrow.
- September 1, 2001
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