Superbike Planet is reporting that Kirk McCarthy, an Australian roadracer died after crashing at a track in Australia. US racing fans, particularly us Ducati nuts, remember him as 2002 AMA Pro Thunder Champion on an Advanced Motorsports Ducati 748. I remember him being so dominant that in one race he was given a stop and go penalty and still won!! I never met him but I understand he was a great guy, and he will certainly be missed. Godspeed Kirk.