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Ducati jet race cancelled after attack on Italian police base in Iraq

Ducati jet race cancelled after attack on Italian police base in Iraq

Ducati jet race cancelled after attack on Italian police base in Iraq

The head to head race between Loris Capirossi's Ducati Desmosedici and the Italian air force F104 Starfire has been suspended after a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriya. At least fourteen Italians and eight Iraqis were killed in the explosion, with a further 20 Italian soldiers injured in the blast.

The one-off friendly race between the 9th Fighter Wing and the Italian airbase of Grazzanise (Caserta) and the legendary Italian motorcycle factory has been put back to an unspecified date, with this Sunday now designated as a national day of mourning for the victims.

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MotoGP, 2003

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