Strong Season Opener for Millson at Calabogie CALABOGIE, Ont. - May 27, 2008 -- Hamilton Ontario road racer Ross Millson achieved a personal best as a Pro at Round one of the 2008 Parts Canada Superbike Championship with a...
Strong Season Opener for Millson at Calabogie
CALABOGIE, Ont. - May 27, 2008 -- Hamilton Ontario road racer Ross Millson achieved a personal best as a Pro at Round one of the 2008 Parts Canada Superbike Championship with a sixth place finish in the Superbike class. Millson was also one of ten riders to compete for the new Pirelli Superpole.
Millson's weekend began with Thursday's Superbike test in the rain, aboard his #39 Summit Gearworks sponsored Suzuki GSX-R1000. Millson was one of a handful of riders to venture out on the slick 2.81-KM (1.74 miles) Calabogie Motorsports Park circuit, where he was second fastest with a time of 1:25.388.
Friday's dry test saw Millson drop his time from a 1:14.840 in the morning to a 1:13.731 in the afternoon. The team continued to struggle with set-up issues and Millson struggled to find his pace.
"Overall the bike was good for our first time at this track. We knew we had to get more grip from the rear tire." said Millson." We needed to make some adjustments to the suspension to get the balance and tire wear we were looking for."
Saturday morning's qualifying saw Millson nail-down a time of 1:11.978 positioning him for the final Superpole slot, where the fastest 10 competitors faced-off to determine the starting order for Sunday's feature race.
RMP Racing's Millson was the first rider ever to roll through the Pirelli Superpole arch in Canada during Saturday afternoons Superpole qualifying. Each rider got one flying lap alone on the track to establish their final qualifying time. Carrying TSNs onboard camera, Millson put his #39 Suzuki tenth on the grid with a time of 1:12.311.
Sunday's Superbike feature saw the highest temperatures of the weekend. Millson took to the grid confident in the setup of his Suzuki GSX-R1000. After a slow start Millson made his way past several riders finding himself in the tenth position. As the race progressed Millson maintained consistent lap times and continued his push towards the front. After well fought battle, Millson found himself in the 6th position, his best National Superbike finish to date.