Ben Bostrom

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Ben Bostrom
Nationality American
Born (1974-05-07) May 7, 1974 (age 42)
Redding, California
Website BenBostrom.com
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 2011
Manufacturers Honda
Championships 0
2011 championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
1 0 0 0 0 0
Superbike World Championship
Active years 19982002, 2005
Manufacturers Honda, Ducati
Championships 0
2005 championship position 15th (58 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
104 7 17 2 5 872

Benjamin "Ben" Bostrom (born May 7, 1974) is an American motorcycle racer.

The son of Dave and nephew of Paul Bostrom, both successful dirt-track racers, Bostrom began his career in the same fashion by winning the AMA National 600 Dirt Track Championship in 1993. He moved to road racing in 1995.

Bostrom captured the AMA Superbike championship as a Honda rider in 1998, without winning a race. A year later Bostrom, astride a Ducati and still racing full-time in the AMA series, won a Laguna Seca Raceway World Superbike race (and finished second in another) as a wild card entry.

Bostrom first raced full-time in the Superbike World Championship in 2000 on a factory Ducati. In 2001 he won an unexpected 6 races, including 5 in a row on a factory L&M Ducati, to finish third overall. Bostrom did not win a race in 2002, and scored weaker results as the season progressed.

For 2003 Bostrom returned to the domestic series for American Honda on an RC51, staying there in 2004 on the brand new Honda Fireblade CBR1000. He finished 4th in AMA Superbike in both years. He made a return to international racing for 2005, with the Renegade Honda team in the World Superbike Championship, but was not successful. He qualified slowest of the 28 international entries in Qatar at the first round, but scored a few top ten finishes during the season to come 14th overall.

Bostrom returned to Ducati as Neil Hodgson's teammate for the 2006 AMA Superbike Championship. Ducati withdrew from the AMA Superbike Championship at the end of 2006, leaving Bostrom to join the Yamaha/Graves Motorsports team in 2007 for a rebuilding year, riding in the AMA Superstock Championship, where he finished second in points, though unable to score a win.

In 2008, Ben Bostrom switched from Superstock to Supersport and led the Graves Motorsports Yamaha team to an AMA championship in the 600cc class. At Virginia International Raceway that year, Bostrom finished 2nd and gave his trophy to Sam Koup (the Grandson of racer Larry Koup), and distributed his champagne bottle and hats to others. Bostrom went on to win the 2008 Supersport Championship for under the Graves Motorsports banner. This was the last year of the AMA series before ownership transferred to the Daytona Motorsports Group, and the 600cc class was renamed AMA Daytona Sportbike.

For 2009, Bostrom raced a 1000cc Yamaha YZF-R1 in the American Superbike class. He also moonlighted in select 600cc events, including the season opener, Daytona 200, in which he took 1st place.

In addition to Superbike, Bostrom races Supermoto- a multi-discipline format involving off-road, flat track and road-racing in one event. Bostrom won the 2003 AMA Supermoto Championship[1] and the gold medal at the inaugural X-Games Supermoto competition. The X-Games race (whose field included European Supermoto Champion Eddy Seel and seven-time Supercross champ, Jeremy McGrath) saw Bostrom win after nearly tipping over five laps from the finish. Ben also dabbles in journalism with an article entitled "Boz Bros Chronicles" which is featured in 2Wheel Tuner Magazine each month as well as Sportbikeclub.com.

In 2014 Bostrom was part of a winning team in the Race Across America, cycling alongside Dave Mirra, Micky Dymond and Dave Zabriskie. [2]

His brother, Eric Bostrom, is also an AMA rider.

Career statistics[edit]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

By season[edit]

Year Class Moto Team Number Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts Plcd WCh
2011 MotoGP Honda RC212V LCR Honda MotoGP 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

By class[edit]

Class Seas 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts WCh
MotoGP 2011 2011 United States 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2011 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Races by year[edit]

(key)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2011 MotoGP Honda QAT SPA POR FRA CAT GBR NED ITA GER USA
Ret
CZE IND RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL NC 0

AMA Pro Racing[edit]

Year Class Team Bike DAY
Florida
FON
California
RAT
Georgia (U.S. state)
INF
California
RAM
Wisconsin
M-O
Ohio
LAG
California
VIR
Virginia
N-J
New Jersey
BAR
Alabama
Pts Pos
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2010 SBK Pat Clark Motorsports Yamaha R1 18 3 8 6 4 Ret 2 2 7 6 2 4 1 2 2 3 Ret 295 5th
Year Class Team Bike DAY
Florida
FON
California
RAT
Georgia (U.S. state)
BAR
Alabama
INF
California
RAM
Wisconsin
LAG
California
M-O
Ohio
HRT
Kansas
VIR
Virginia
N-J
New Jersey
Pts Pos
R1 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2009 SBK Graves Motorsports Yamaha R1 6 7 5 8 8 3 3 9 2 3 5 5 4 2 2 19 3 3 4 23 333 5th
Year Class Team Bike DAY
Florida
BAR
Alabama
FON
California
INF
California
MIL
Utah
RAM
Wisconsin
LAG
California
M-O
Ohio
VIR
Virginia
RAT
Georgia (U.S. state)
LAG
California
Pts Pos
2008 SS Graves Motorsports Yamaha R6 1 2 1 1 21 1 1 1 2 3 2 361 1st
Year Class Team Bike DAY
Florida
BAR
Alabama
FON
California
INF
California
RAM
Wisconsin
MIL
Utah
LAG
California
M-O
Ohio
VIR
Virginia
RAT
Georgia (U.S. state)
LAG
California
Pts Pos
2007 SStk Graves Motorsports Yamaha R1 2 3 4 3 4 2 N/A C 4 2 3 264 2nd
Year Class Team Bike DAY
Florida
BAR
Alabama
FON
California
INF
California
RAM
Wisconsin
MIL
Utah
LAG
California
M-O
Ohio
VIR
Virginia
RAT
Georgia (U.S. state)
M-O
Ohio
Pts Pos
R1 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1
2006 SBK Parts Unlimited Ducati Ducati 999R 7 9 6 7 7 6 7 8 7 3 DNF 7 20 26 11 6 20 7 4 391 9th
Year Class Team Bike DAY
Florida
FON
California
INF
California
BAR
Alabama
PPK
Colorado
RAM
Wisconsin
BRD
Minnesota
LAG
California
M-O
Ohio
RAT
Georgia (U.S. state)
VIR
Virginia
Pts Pos
R1 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R1 R2 R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2004 SBK Parts Unlimited Honda Honda CBR1000RR DNF DNF 5 4 5 DNF 5 5 4 5 5 1 4 2 3 3 3 3 422 4th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Champions crowned in inaugural American Supermoto Championship". Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.moswopr.com/press-releases/169-four-legends-join-forces-for-the-first-time-and-win-first-place.html

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Doug Chandler
AMA Superbike Champion
1998
Succeeded by
Mat Mladin
Preceded by
Roger Lee Hayden
AMA Supersport Champion
2008
Succeeded by