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Posted: Mon 05 Apr 2004

Josh Coppins, who has taken podium trophies in the last two Grand Prix, looked fast all weekend but his quest for a third spray of champagne was wrecked on the first lap of the opening moto when he collided with Kenneth Gundersen and was sent crashing to the ground.

The Kiwi was hit by Steve Ramon and then another bike clattered into his dead Honda 450 four-stroke. The 27 year old remounted and fought his way from dead last back to tenth - only to despairingly run out of fuel with two laps to run as the original pile-up had caused a small fuel tank leak.

In the second race Coppins was running in a more familiar position and collected a firm if somewhat isolated third place. The DNF meant that he could only place 9th overall.

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