Shannonville II: Team Toyota Yamaha Racing preview

Two healthy riders -- and aiming at 1-2 finishes in both classes for final race of 2006 season Montreal, August 29, 2006. The seventh and final round of the 2006 Parts Canada Superbike Championship will be held this week end (Sep 1 to 3) ...

Two healthy riders -- and aiming at 1-2 finishes in both classes for final race of 2006 season

Montreal, August 29, 2006. The seventh and final round of the 2006 Parts Canada Superbike Championship will be held this week end (Sep 1 to 3) at Shannonville Motorsport Park.

Both Team Toyota Yamaha Racing riders come to this event ready to win races, and Kevin Lacombe could win either championship if the current leader were to encounter problems. With a win in Superbike and a second place in Pro 600 at the last round in Shubenacadie, Kevin is aiming for wins in both classes. Pascal Picotte had a strong second place in Superbike in Schubie, and is also capable of winning both races.

Kevin Lacombe has enjoyed a flawless season so far, with two wins and podium finishes in 11 of the 12 races held so far this year. He starts this last round second in season points in both classes, 41 points behind leader Jordan Szoke (296 points) in Superbike, and 42 counters behind the same Szoke (292) in Pro 600. Kevin is aware of the challenges before him. "I know that I can win both races and that Szoke will be tempted to ease up a little to secure his championships. I can only give it my all and see where the dice fall at the end of each race. Oh, and I will also have to deal with Pascal and the other quick riders, who will all want to shine in this last race of the season. It'll be no picnic, that's for sure!"

For his part, Pascal saw a return to physical fitness in Shubenacadie, where he got a strong third in Superbike. Third in Superbike points, he is planning the two races carefully. "Our Yamaha bikes are certainly capable of beating the opposition over a race distance, but the first laps are always a real dogfight anyways. I want to win, but I must also think of Kevin's championship possibilities, as I am also the team owner and want us to have the best possible overall results. I will certainly go for the lead in each race and adjust my riding strategy based on what develops in the later stages. Anyway we take it, it will be exciting to watch! "

Practice takes place on Friday Sep 1 and on Saturday Morning (Sep 2). Qualifying will be held on Saturday afternoon, and the races on Sunday afternoon.

-credit: amci

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Series CSBK
Drivers Jordan Szoke , Pascal Picotte , Kevin Lacombe