CREVIER COMING BACK TO CANADA All-time Superbike win leader joins Fast Company and Yamaha Canada BRESLAU, Ont. -- Legendary Canadian motorcycle racer Steve Crevier will return to the Parts Canada Superbike Championship in 2007, riding...
CREVIER COMING BACK TO CANADA
All-time Superbike win leader joins Fast Company and Yamaha Canada
BRESLAU, Ont. -- Legendary Canadian motorcycle racer Steve Crevier will return to the Parts Canada Superbike Championship in 2007, riding Yamahas for the Breslau, Ont.-based Fast Company team.
The Yamaha Canada Fast Company Racing Team will be a full factory effort for Yamaha Motor Canada. Fast Company's Scott Miller will act as team manager and lead mechanic for the single-rider team.
Crevier will aim for a record-extending seventh national title in the Parts Canada Superbike feature class aboard Yamaha's revamped YZF-R1. The Maple Ridge, B.C. racer will also bid for a fifth Hindle Exhaust Pro 600 Sport Bike Championship riding a Yamaha YZF-R6.
"We're thrilled to be back in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship with a rider of Steve's caliber," Miller said. "We are going to be a one-rider team so we can focus all our efforts on Steve in both the Superbike and Pro 600 Sport Bike classes."
Crevier won his first national Superbike title for Yamaha in 1989 riding an OW01 with backing from Pacific Yamaha and also took his first Pro 600 national title that year aboard an FZR600.
"Yamaha's got a good program and Scott's truly one of the best," Crevier said. "The way he treats and maintains equipment is admirable. I feel really comfortable having Fast Company's experience behind me. I think I have everything I need to be in the hunt for championships."
The 41-year-old Crevier is the most successful racer in Canadian Superbike history, having amassed 23 wins to go with his six national class titles. He also has a U.S. national 600 Supersport title to his credit.
After winning the Hindle Pro 600 crown in 2005, Crevier spent last season racing primarily south of the border. He did make a couple of Canadian Pro 600 appearances and finished third at Atlantic Motorsport Park.
Fast Company has a long history of success in Canadian road racing, including a Parts Canada Superbike title with Jordan Szoke and Suzuki in 2002.
The team ran Yamaha equipment on the national tour between 1993 and 1997 with first Linnley Clarke riding and then Neil Jenkins. In 1997 Jenkins placed third in the national Superbike standings and claimed his only career class victory.
From 1998 to the end of 2002 Fast Company led Suzuki's factory program and enjoyed its most successful season in 2002 when, in addition to Szoke's Superbike crown, Francis Martin claimed the International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Open Sport Bike title.
In 2004 and 2005 Fast Company ran the Honda Canada race effort, finishing second and fourth overall in the Superbike class with Szoke riding.