Carmichael Wins Round 10 In New Orleans

Press Release: American Honda Motor Co., Inc

Nov. 01, 2005 By ORC STAFF


AMA / EA Sports Supercross Series Round 10:
Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA, Saturday, March 16, 2002

Honda Racing's Ricky Carmichael was riding in top form at the
Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans winning his 3rd race in a row. He now
has a 10 point lead in the series after winning 6 out of the last 7

Ricky Carmichael along with teammates Nathan Ramsey and Ernesto Fonseca
moved quickly to the front of the pack as the field of riders charged the
20-lap main event. Ramsey crashed early in the race, but would pick
up his CRF450R and charge back to a 6th place finish for the night. After a
brief battle with Timmy Ferry, Ricky Carmichael took control of the
lead and would hold onto 1st place all the way to the checkered flag.

Honda Racing's Ernesto Fonseca finished the main event in a respectable
9th place finish after crashing on the 4th lap.

"It's great racing with the best riders in the world." said Fonseca.
"I've won 125cc titles but it's a whole different ball game when you go up
against the big guys out here. I have total respect for just how fast
the leaders are able to go."

Red Rider Sebastien Tortelli bruised his back in practice and decided not
to race the night program. Tortelli should return for round 11 in Houston
next week.

Amsoil / Dr. Marten / Journeys / Honda Racing's Mike LaRocco is still
recovering from a broken right wrist he sustained in Minneapolis. LaRocco
is undergoing a strong rehabilitation program to get his wrist back to
100%. LaRocco's teammate Michael Byrne is still mending from his crash at
the Indianapolis Supercross.

Blackfoot Honda's Heath Voss again cracked the 250cc main event top 10 with
a 7th place finish. Voss is gaining more confidence as the season
progresses, and is currently sitting in 10th place overall in the series.

 AMA/EA Sports Supercross, Round 10, 250-class Overall Finishers:

1. Ricky Carmichael - Honda
2. Stephan Roncada - Kawasaki
3. David Vuillemin - Yamaha
4. Jeremy McGrath - Yamaha
5. Ezra Lusk - Kawasaki
6. Nathan Ramsey - Honda
7. Heath Voss - Honda
9. Ernesto Fonseca - Honda

 AMA/EA Sports Supercross, 250-class Point Standings:

1. Ricky Carmichael - Honda - 209
2. David Vuillemin - Yamaha - 199
3. Ezra Lusk - Kawasaki - 148 / 4. Stephan Roncada - Kawasaki - 148 (Tie)
5. Jeremy McGrath - Yamaha - 144
6. Mike LaRocco Honda - 120
7. Nathan Ramsey - Honda - 117
8. Ernesto Fonseca - Honda -107
10. Heath Voss - Honda - 104

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