Hindle sponsors 600 Class. TORONTO, ON - Noted Canadian parts manufacturer Hindle Exhaust Systems has taken over title sponsorship of the Pro 600 Sport Bike class in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship for 2003. The division will now be ...
Hindle sponsors 600 Class.
TORONTO, ON - Noted Canadian parts manufacturer Hindle Exhaust Systems has taken over title sponsorship of the Pro 600 Sport Bike class in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship for 2003.
The division will now be known as Hindle 600 Sport Bike.
Based in Uxbridge, ON, northeast of Toronto, Hindle Exhaust Systems has become internationally renowned for its products. Legendary Canadian road racer Lang Hindle started making pipes in 1973 and his business was incorporated in 1982 following his retirement from competition. Hindle products are distributed through Canada by national series title sponsor Parts Canada.
As a racer Hindle was one of the pioneers of Superbike racing in Canada and won the national title in 1981.
"We're happy to have the whole Hindle family involved in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship," said Colin Fraser of Professional Motorsport Productions, which runs the national road racing series. "Lang has a proud history in the sport as a competitor and builder, which is particularly noteworthy as we approach the 25th anniversary of Superbike racing in Canada. It is also nice to have a Canadian supplier take on such a prominent role in the series."
Although the sponsorship deal is for an unspecified length of time, Hindle hopes it will become a long term association.
"We're really, really excited to be the sponsor of the Pro 600 Sport Bike series and we want to be involved for quite a while," he said. "We want to add the stability to the Canadian racing scene that it needs. I'm just pleased we've put this company in a position to do this. It's a dream come true for me to be able to put something back into the sport."
The Hindle 600 Sport Bike class will run alongside the Parts Canada Superbike feature division and International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Amateur 600 Sport Bike category at each round of the 2003 national tour.
The season opens at Shannonville Motorsport Park May 16-18 before travelling to Race City Motorsport Park in Calgary June 6-8 and Autodrome St-Eustache, near Montreal July 4-6. Bowmanville, ON's Mosport International Raceway will stage a Superbike doubleheader as part of its July 18-20 weekend. The national title chase will then move on to Atlantic Motorsport Park near Halifax Aug. 8-10 and Circuit Mont-Tremblant Aug. 15-17. The series wraps up back at Shannonville Aug. 29-31.
Competitors in the Hindle 600 Sport Bike class will race for a $3,000 purse at each round and a share of the $12,500 year-end points fund.
Calgary's Clint McBain is the defending Hindle 600 Sport Bike champion.