Steve Crevier and Buell at Elkhart Lake (WI) for Round 5 of the AMA Championship, June 1 to 3 Montreal, June 1, 2006. Steve Crevier and his Buell XXRR are back on track at Elkhart Lake (WI), for the Formula Xtreme race of the 2006 ...
Steve Crevier and Buell at Elkhart Lake (WI) for Round 5 of the AMA Championship, June 1 to 3
Montreal, June 1, 2006. Steve Crevier and his Buell XXRR are back on track at Elkhart Lake (WI), for the Formula Xtreme race of the 2006 AMA Championships.
The "Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada - Buell Racing" entry will be integrated into the Buell Factory Team for this week end, as the track is not far from the Buell home base in Wisconsin.
Steve will be riding the new Buell XBRR in the Formula Xtreme class for modified production machines. The XBRR is a ready-to-race machine sold directly to racers by the Buell factory. The first outing for Steve on his new machine was at Daytona in March, where a few teething problems were encountered: "My bike came to the track directly from the factory, and a few new-machine problems unfortunately prevented us from finishing the race."
Steve's efforts this weekend will be bolstered by the arrival of Dale Rathwell, the Canadian chassis and suspension expert who has already worked for five factory Superbike teams, and in MotoGP, the top class in motorcycle racing, in addition to acting as a consultant to Japanese manufacturers over the years.
The results Steve has achieved over a 22-year career are impressive: 13 championships in Canada (6 on Superbikes), one (1) Supersport 600 championship in the AMA, on factory machines from 5 different manufacturers.
Developing a new race bike is a challenge that Steve relishes: " I have participated in similar project throughout my career. Testing and exchanging information with a strong technical is stimulating. Seeing the machine become reliable and competitive is very satisfying to me. "
On the track, Steve can validate the results of his work firsthand. " Winning the 2005 Pro 600 Championship in Canada meant to me that I can still win races at that level. For 2006, my objectives are clear: make the bike reliable, finish races competitively, and bring it to the podium by the end of the season. That is all the motivation I need to go all out, all year. "
Practice and qualifying will take place Friday and Saturday morning, and the race will be on Saturday afternoon.