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Miss Great Britain 2003 Nicki Lane in the pits with Neil Hodgson's Ducati Fila 999F03 Superbike. The Fast Dates Calendar girls including Nicki were again tthis year the official Team Ducati Corse umbrella girls at the 2003 Laguna Seca USA round of the World Superbike Championship.
model Miss Great Britain 2003 Nicki Lane pairs
History was made as "Nicki" Nicola Lane, formerly Miss Great Britain 1999, became the first girl to ever win her home country's national Miss World title twice. One of our favorite calendar models, Nicki was sponsored by the FastDates.com Motorsports Calendars and Websitefor the 2003 Miss Great Britain pageant leading up to this year's Miss World competition. Nicki wore a FastDates.com sash on stage during portions of her competition and when she was crowned at the end.
Nicki Lane will be familiar to American sportbike fans who may have seen her in America last summer 2002 where she was working with FastDates.com, serving as an official SBK World Superbike Fast Dates Calendar model at Laguna Seca World Superbike shooting for the calendar in the paddock with the top factory race bikes, and on Sunday Nicki also served as the official Team Ducati Corse umbrella girl for SBK World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss.
Nicki again returned to America this year at the invitation of FastDates.com Calendar producer Jim Gianatsis and Paolo Ciabatti, Marketing Director at Ducati Corse, to be a Fast Dates Calendar model at Laguna Seca World Superbike where she also served as official Ducati Corse team umbrella girls on Sunday for the former British Superbike National Champion and now 2003 World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson. "We couldn't be more pleased to have FastDates.com be part of a such a world class championship winning combination." said Paolo Ciabatti.
"I really had an incredible time coming back to California with FastDates.com in July for the 2003 World Superbike race at Laguna Seca and shooting with Neil's Ducati 999F for next year's Fast Dates calendar, as well as being Neil's umbrella girl on the starting grid. It really was a busy and wonderfully exciting weekend! Now I'm off to Hong Kong for the 2003 Miss World Finals -so wish me luck. Cheers!" -Nicki Lane, Miss Great Britain 1999 and 2003.
Nicki is featured on the cover and inside the currently available 2004 Fast Dates Calendar sponsored by Performance Machine, Corona Suzuki, and MotoWheels.com with many of the top world superbikes including Troy Bayliss' factory Ducati 998F-02 photographed at last year's Laguna Seca SBK round. And in the 2004 Garage Girls Calendar with other SBK Fast Dates Calendar model and Ducati Corse umbrella girls Chandi Mason and Janelle Perzina. Both Nicki, Chandi and Janelle will be featured in the 2005 Fast Dates available this next July 2004, with no doubt, a picture similar to the one here of Nicki with Neil Hodgson's championship winning Ducati 999F03 on the cover.
Find out more about Nicki Lane in Meet the Models. She more of Nicki with Team Ducati Corse at Laguna Seca in Fast Dates Calendar News. Purchase Nicki's 2004 FastDates.com Calendars. See a lot more of Nicki in her very revealing pictorials in Members Corner.
Tokyo Motorshow, 22nd October 2003 – “Our dreams live in the legends of racing, in riders like Paul Smart who helped us to write some of the most wonderful pages in the history of world motorcycling. Our dreams live in the simple and classic lines, the rich details and the colours of those trail-blazing Ducati sport bikes of the 1970s.
The three bikes that we are unveiling today represent the perfect mixture of winning technology - always a Ducati hallmark - with the timeless beauty of Ducati Design. PaulSmart, Sport, GT - three motorcycles designed to wet the appetites of enthusiasts everywhere, giving our Ducatisti, we hope, something to dream about. The bikes you see today are one-off items. They are not for sale. And yet, at Ducati we know that dreams sometimes come true.”
It was with these words that Federico Minoli, President of Ducati Motor Holding, presented the company’s three concept bikes to the press at the opening of this year’s Tokyo Motorshow.Whilst all three machines embody the same essential concept, timeless Ducati design linked with high performance, the individual designs, named PaulSmart 1000, GT 1000 and Sport 1000 offer three particular expressions of Ducati heritage while utilizing the latest and most innovative Ducati technologies.
The PaulSmart 1000 is inspired by the 750 Imola on which Paul Smart rode to victory in the historic 200 Miles of Imola in 1972. The PaulSmart 1000 bike brings the spirit of its predecessor back to life with levels of performance able that surpass the expectations of today’s most demanding two-wheel enthusiasts.
The GT 1000 is a sport bike eminently suitable for everyday use, striking a perfect balance between the comfort of a two-seater and the performance of a two-cylinder Desmo. Tradition and stylish elegance are merged seamlessly in this machine, made even more interesting by high-spec componentry and by the handling and safety typical of present-day Ducati motorcycles.
The Sport 1000 is a gutsy “Café Racer”. Ducati through-and-through, with a coat of bold Ducati yellow paint, the Sport delivers timeless good looks and excitement that fans and enthusiasts expect of all Ducati sport bikes.
All three bikes are equipped with the Desmo 1000 DS engine and cut a stylish figure with the unmistakable tubular tressle frame, characteristic of models made in Borgo Panigale. State-of-the-art engineering solutions make these three machines benchmarks in terms of technology, design and performance. Clearly, Japan is an important launch scenario for the SportClassic family. It is also a significant market, where the Ducati marque enjoys popularity and is seen as a genuine status symbol. The Japanese have always had an eye for exclusive products – witnessed by the success of the MH900 in this market.
Exclusive First Pictures! FastDates.com Details and Pictures of the New Ducati Classics HERE
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