Millson 9th in Superbike at Shubenacadie HAMILTON, ON. - August 17, 2009 -- RMP Racing's Ross Millson finally broke into the top ten for the first time this season with a 9th place finish at the 6th Round of the Parts Canada Superbike...
Millson 9th in Superbike at Shubenacadie
HAMILTON, ON. - August 17, 2009 -- RMP Racing's Ross Millson finally broke into the top ten for the first time this season with a 9th place finish at the 6th Round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Atlantic Motorsport Park Shubenacadie, N.S.
Thursday evening, Millson and RMP Racing's Steven Nickerson enjoyed some pre-race festivities at the annual Pro Cycle "Meet the Riders" autograph session in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This event drew a large crowed throughout the evening which also featured "Fast Bikes" Show-n-Shine, a horsepower shootout, BBQ, and numerous door prizes.
On Friday the team was greeted with near perfect weather for Round 6 at Atlantic Motorsports Park's 2.56KM track. Without the customary promoter practice or benefit of competing in the previous weekend's regional race, Pro Superbike racer Ross Millson had just two short practice sessions to get his #39 Inside Motorcycles / Motovan / Tri-City Cycle supported Suzuki GSX-R1000 up to speed.
"The morning session was shortened so that made things even harder" said Millson
Initially qualifying went very well for Millson putting in lap times that kept him just inside the top ten. As the session drew to a close he would find himself just outside the top ten. With a few minutes remaining Millson made additional attempts to secure a top ten spot but was unable to better his time. He finished the session in 12th place, just missing out on qualifying for the Pirelli SuperPole by 7/10th of a second.
On Friday Millson also sat down to film an interview to discuss the sport, the team and his season so far. TSN will air this segment as part of the Round 6 coverage on Tuesday, September 15.
Starting from 12th on the grid in Sundays feature race Millson needed a good start. Millson launched off the line and quickly locked himself into 10th place.
Millson stayed on the heels of Martin Grande and Erick Beausejour throughout the grueling 22 lap race but just couldn't close the gap further. Millson would eventually cross the finish line in 9th.
"The bike was working the best it had all weekend thanks to John Sharrard of Accelerated Technologies" said Millson. "Shubie is a tough place to race and after a very eventful weekend I was happy to see the checkered flag."
Up next for Millson is Round 7 of the Parts Canada Superbike Chamionship at Shannonville Motorsport Park, Shannonville, ON - September 3 -- 6.