After the high of returning to racing last month, with two podium finishes aboard his Suzuki Canada GSX-R1000R at the Canadian Superbike double-header round at Calabogie Motorsport Park, the reality of competing amid a pandemic has seen Trevor Daley’s racing season take an unanticipated turn.
Trevor regrets he won’t be competing at this coming weekend’s Canadian Superbike event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Travel commitments abroad, and the late announcement of the CTMP round, meant Trevor couldn’t return home in time to honour mandated quarantine requirements.
“I accept complete responsibility for this unfortunate situation and want to sincerely apologize to my fans and marketing partners,” says Trevor. “I’ve made every attempt to come to a resolution, but, unfortunately, the race facility’s decision is final. It’s heartbreaking to have to sit this one out,” continues Trevor, “but it’s important to maintain perspective—compared to the sacrifices of so many during this troubled time, my setback is minor.”
But while Trevor won’t be on the track this weekend, his Suzuki Canada M4 Exhaust GSX-R1000R will, piloted by multiple superbike race winner Kenny Riedmann. A winner of CTMP main events in both the 2018 and 2019 seasons, Riedmann is the perfect candidate to take it to the rest of the field. “Hats off to Kenny and Roland Riedmann for stepping up,” says Trevor, “It’s great when a competitor can come to your aid.”
“I appreciate everyone's understanding,” says Trevor, “and I look forward to getting back in the saddle of my Suzuki as soon as possible.”
With gratitude for support in 2020 to: Suzuki Canada, Liqui-Moly, Shoei Helmets USA, Moto- World.ca, Renthal, GB Racing, TEAM LTD, Tim McGill Pho- tography, DP Brakes, Excellence Automotive