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Strong WSBK Start by McCormick; Fuel Woes Hamper Saskatchewan Rider

Brett McCormick made a strong debut in the 2012 Eni Superbike World Championship today at Imola, Italy aboard the Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducati 1098R.  The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based McCormick moved from the rear of the grid to run as high as 11th overall in his first-ever World Championship appearance. 

Sunday, 01 April 2012 07:55

McCormick Ready for Superbike Debut: Canuck Champ 22nd in Morning Warm-Up; rain threatens

Twenty year old Brett McCormick had a productive morning warm up session aboard the Effenbert Liberty Ducati in preparation for this afternoon’s pair of 21 lap feature races in round two of the 2012 Eni Superbike Championship at Imola, Italy.

Sunday, 01 April 2012 06:51

Sykes on Pole at Imola, WSBK

British racer Tom Sykes led much of the action through three SuperPole sessions at Imola, Italy eventually taking his works Kawasaki ZX-10R to pole position for tomorrow’s pair of Eni Superbike rounds.  Fastest in pre-qualifying, Sykes put in a strong early effort and wasn’t seriously challenged.

Saturday, 31 March 2012 11:12

WSBK 1st Qualifying Report: Canadian Champ Drops Almost Three Seconds at Imola

Reigning Canadian Superbike Champ Brett McCormick enjoyed his second career session as a World Championship Superbike competitor at Imola, Italy today, riding his Effenbert Liberty Racing Team Ducati 1098R to the 24th best qualifying time.  In his debut at the famed Imola venue, the 20 year old earned praise for his steady improvement, shaving almost three seconds off his best time between his first session in the morning and the afternoon’s first official qualifying period.

Friday, 30 March 2012 12:02

McCormick's Steps Up: Results of Friday Morning Free Practice at Imola, Italy

Brett McCormick was 24th quickest aboard the Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducati 1098R in the Friday opening Free Practice at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari venue in Imola, Italy, round two of the Superbike World Championship.  The native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was making his debut on the World Superbike tour after moving to the top class in a last minute change of plans by the Effenbert crew.

Friday, 30 March 2012 08:43

Looking Back- Reflecting on Brett McCormick

Brett McCormick has hit the big leagues. “The Kid” from Saskatchewan makes his World Superbike debut this weekend in Imola, Italy with the Effenbert Liberty Ducati Racing team. As we lead up to what McCormick claimed is a “dream come true” this weekend, it’s hard to believe how far the young phenom has come in such a short period of time. 

Thursday, 29 March 2012 17:06

Yamabucks for You Returns

Yamaha Motor Canada is bringing back the popular Yamabucks for You program. The promotion distributes over $40,000 of Yamabuck gift certificates to Yamaha enthusiasts across Canada through motorcycle track days and amateur MX, Enduro and ATV racing.

Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:55

Ride for Sight Announces New Kick-Off Location

This year, Ride for Sight’s Kick-Off Motorcycle Parade will depart from Orillia’s Lakehead University – just a short distance from the main event venue at Tudhope Park. Over the past few years, it has become more and more challenging to maneuver the massive Ride for Sight parade out of Toronto’s city limits. As participation continues to grow, it is the perfect time to move the parade route out of the downtown traffic and on to the beautiful, open roads surrounding Orillia. 

Leaving from Lakehead University on Saturday, June 16th at 10 a.m. sharp, the police-escorted parade will take riders along some of the prettiest roads in Orillia cottage country, before arriving at the main event in Tudhope Park.

Thursday, 29 March 2012 13:06

"The Kid" is All Grown Up; McCormick Makes World Superbike Debut at Imola this Weekend

The FIM World Superbike season moves to Imola, Italy this weekend, the first European stop on the 2012 circuit following the opening round at Phillip Island, Australia. The first of three rounds to be held in Italy this year, Imola will also mark the debut FIM World Superbike season for Saskatchewan native Brett McCormick on the Effenbert Liberty racing squad. McCormick, who won the 2011 Canadian Superbike championship, was promoted to the premier World Superbike class when Effenbert Liberty announced plans to withdraw from the World Superstock 1000 championship, in which Brett was initially signed to compete. 

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:40

AMRA Announces Checkered Flag Program for Kids

A long time supporter of youth in motorcycle racing, and recognizing the financial challenges that prevent some kids from sharing the motorcycle experience, the Alberta Mini RoadRacing Association (AMRA) has designed a program to introduce young kids between the ages of 6-9 to the sport of motorcycle roadracing.   The "Checkered Flag" sponsorship program provides equipment for up to 3 young riders to kickstart their dream of getting on the track and into the sport of road racing. The successful applicants will be loaned protective gear, from head to toe. As well, a suitably sized motorcycle will be provided to train on and eventually race. Training and instruction will be provided by an AMRA representative. The gear and equipment will remain the property of the AMRA for future families to benefit from.

Monday, 26 March 2012 22:09

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