TORONTO, ON - North America's top Amateur motorcycle racers will get their moment to shine when the Auto Trader and Pro Cycle sponsored Can-Am 125GP Challenge event from Shubenacadie, NS's Atlantic Motorsport Park makes its debut on The Sports ...
TORONTO, ON - North America's top Amateur motorcycle racers will get their moment to shine when the Auto Trader and Pro Cycle sponsored Can-Am 125GP Challenge event from Shubenacadie, NS's Atlantic Motorsport Park makes its debut on The Sports Network (TSN) later this month.
The half-hour program, featuring the fourth round of the Diablo Paintball Can-Am 125GP Challenge Series, will air on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 11:00 a.m. EST.
The show will repeat on Friday, Nov. 29 at 12:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 4:00 a.m.
The event was also supported by Canadian Kawasaki Motors, Honda Canada, Suzuki Canada and Yamaha Motor Canada. TSN acted as a presenting sponsor.
The 125 Grand Prix category has been a popular training ground for motorcycle racers around the world and the Diablo Paintball Can-Am 125GP Challenge Series was established to give up-and-coming North American racers a venue to display their talents.
Calgary's Chris Peris, winner of three of the six series rounds in 2002, recently made his 125 Grand Prix World Championship debut in Valencia, Spain.
"The Diablo Paintball Can-Am 125GP Challenge Series provided exciting racing all year," said series organizer John Bickle. "This race on TSN will give viewers a real feel for the drama of this class."
The Atlantic Motorsport Park race attracted a field of 31 riders from Canada, the United States and Bermuda and featured a purse of just over $6,000.
The race was sanctioned by the sport's international governing body, the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) through its Canadian arm, the Canadian Motorcycle Association (CMA) and the North American Motorcycle Union (NAMU).
"The event came off just as we had hoped," said race promoter Martin Singleton. "The aim was to bring a fresh and competitive racing class to our fans and I'm sure TV viewers across Canada will enjoy the action."
Television coverage of the 125 Grand Prix event was handled by Toronto's Professional Motorsports Productions, the same company that organizes and televises the Parts Canada Superbike Championship.
"We were happy to do our part to assist in the development of Canada's future racing stars," said PMP's Colin Fraser. "John Bickle and his staff did an outstanding job with the Diablo Paintball Can-Am 125GP Challenge this year and Martin Singleton should be commended for organizing a first class event at AMP."
TSN provided coverage of each round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship in 2002.
"TSN is proud to present this exciting brand of Canadian motorsport," said Stewart Johnston, director of programming, TSN. "The Can-Am 125 Grand Prix Series provides sensational action and will undoubtedly be a hit with our viewers."