MOTORCYCLE LEGENDS MIGUEL AND YVON DUHAMEL ARE COMING TO THE CANADIAN MOTORSPORTS EXPO; CANADIAN RACING GREATS MAKE FIRST VISIT TO CME (TORONTO, ON // DECEMBER 15, 2009) There is no question that Canada's first family of motorcycle racing is the...
MOTORCYCLE LEGENDS MIGUEL AND YVON DUHAMEL ARE COMING TO THE CANADIAN MOTORSPORTS EXPO; CANADIAN RACING GREATS MAKE FIRST VISIT TO CME
(TORONTO, ON // DECEMBER 15, 2009) There is no question that Canada's first family of motorcycle racing is the Duhamel clan, and two of its legendary members will make an appearance at the Canadian Motorsports Expo Jan. 22-24, 2010.
Yvon Duhamel, the patriarch of the family, and his son Miguel, will be at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON to meet racing fans, sign autographs and talk about their storied careers.
A native of Montreal, Yvon Duhamel made his name as a versatile racer who tackled virtually every form of the sport, from motocross and ice racing to flat track and road race. He earned international acclaim, however, for his road racing exploits. Riding for the Deeley Yamaha team, Duhamel finished second in the Daytona 200 in 1968 and qualified on pole for the 1969 Daytona 200 with the first ever qualifying lap above 150 mph.
In 1971 Yvon joined the Kawasaki factory racing team and became famous for his ability to tame the daunting H2R three-cylinder two-stroke. He won five American Motorcyclist Association Nationals for Kawasaki between 1971 and '73 and represented the company on the international stage.
Miguel Duhamel is one of the most successful racers in AMA history. He has won the Daytona 200 on five occasions, claimed five AMA Supersport titles, two AMA Formula Xtreme crowns and was AMA Superbike champion in 1995.
He was the AMA Superbike Rookie of the Year in 1990, riding for the Yoshimura Suzuki team. He raced for Honda in 1991 and competed in Grand Prix racing in 1992 on a Yamaha. After a year with Kawasaki in the U.S. in '93, he helped Harley-Davidson's fledgling Superbike team in 1994 before joining the American Honda factory squad in 1995 for a relationship that would last 14 years.
Miguel is the winningest rider in AMA road racing history with 86 victories in Superbike, Supersport and Formula Xtreme competition.
"Having Yvon and Miguel Duhamel join us at the Canadian Motorsports Expo brings a whole new element to this event," said CME show founder and president Glenn Butt. "They are without a doubt two of this country's most successful racing exports and have represented Canada with great distinction internationally."
ABOUT THE CME: The Canadian Motorsports Expo is a three-day celebration of Canadian racing that runs January 22 to 24 at the International Centre (6900 Airport Road in Mississauga). The show is powered by Inside Track Motorsport News and supported by companies like Lucas Oil Canada, NASCAR Canada, Mosport International Raceway and Canadian Tire. In addition to booths and racing vehicles representing the entire spectrum of Canadian motorsports, the show is loaded with seminars and forums to entertain and inform racers and fans alike. Star drivers Matt Kenseth, Paul Tracy, Ron Fellows and Jessica Zemken will be at the CME to sign autographs and meet the fans.
For more information about the Canadian Motorsports Expo, visit www.canadianmotorsportsexpo.com