Thu, 18 Aug 1994

Superbike riders arrive here

JAKARTA (JP): All but one of the overseas participants arrived here yesterday for Sunday's international superbike race at Sentul circuit in West Java.

American world champion Scott Russell delayed his arrival until today while his closest rivals Carl Fogerty of England and Aaron Slight of New Zealand entered the race a day earlier than scheduled yesterday. At least 30 riders will be on hand for the event, the sixth stop of the world superbike championship series.

Fogerty, who has 12 world superbike victories since 1985, finished first in the previous leg in Austria. He, however, lost a point for using non-standardized fuel in his motorbike, placing him at third in the standings behind Slight and Russell.

The riders will hold an official practice tomorrow, before racing for grid positions in Saturday's qualifying round. (amd)