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Canadian Motocross Champion Jean-Sebastien Roy to be Honoured in Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame From a press release from the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada

Canadian Motocross Champion Jean-Sebastien Roy to be Honoured in Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Written by  on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:20

Markham ON - The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame has announced the tenth member of the class of 2012. Jean-Sebastien Roy will be honoured at the Seventh Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, which takes place on November 3, 2012 at the Delta Centre-Ville in Montreal, Quebec.

Known for his relentless attack on the track, Jean-Sebastien has been thrilling fans since 1987. Hall of Fame Chair Kellee Irwin had nothing but praise for this exceptional talent. "Jean-Sebastien is a rare and special athlete. It has always been a true privilege to watch him compete."

A fast kid from Acton Vale, Quebec, Jean-Sebastien began racing at Trois-Rivieres in 1987. In the early years of the next decade he climbed the ranks to become one of Canada's top prospects in the 125cc and 250cc classes. Training in Florida, and racing across Canada and the United States, Jean-Sebastien continued to build upon his successes and was welcomed by the Planet Honda team in 1999. But it was between 2001 and 2005, with Blackfoot Racing, that Jean-Sebastien truly entered the ranks of motocross royalty, winning five CMRC Series titles in the 250/MX1 class. This storied career hit a high note when Jean-Sebastien took first in the 2008 Montreal SX in front of hometown fans. An exceptionally skilled rider, and always a first-class ambassador of the sport, Jean-Sebastien's career is one that will be an inspiration to future generations of competitors and fans.

For a complete list of the motorcycling legends and champions to be officially inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame at this year's Hall of Fame banquet and ceremony visit www.MotorcycleHallofFame.Ca. This accomplished group of men and women have achieved excellence in one or more competitive disciplines or made a significant contribution to the well-being, advancement or general positive image of motorcycling in Canada.

The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reunion is the annual signature event of the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation (CIMHMF), a non-profit association with charitable status. It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors located from coast to coast and sponsored by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC). Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the CIMHMF preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, almost 100 distinguished motorcyclists have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Purchase tickets to this year's banquet on the Hall of Fame's Eventbrite site.

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