CREVIER TAKES MOSPORT SUPERBIKE WIN Fast Company rider now second in point standings BRESLAU, Ont. -- Team Toyota Yamaha / Fast Company's Steve Crevier scored his 24th career Canadian national Superbike win in the fifth round of the...
CREVIER TAKES MOSPORT SUPERBIKE WIN
Fast Company rider now second in point standings
BRESLAU, Ont. -- Team Toyota Yamaha / Fast Company's Steve Crevier scored his 24th career Canadian national Superbike win in the fifth round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Mosport International Raceway Sunday.
In a difficult race that started in the rain but finished under sunny skies, the Maple Ridge, B.C. racer took his Scott Miller-tuned Yamaha YZF-R1 to a 3.693-second victory over Pascal Picotte. It was the first victory for the newest generation R1 in the Canadian national series.
"I don't necessarily consider myself much of a rain rider but I was pretty comfortable out there and the Pirelli tires were working well in the rain," said the 42-year-old, who is tied for the lead in all-time national Superbike wins with Jordan Szoke.
The win was part of an almost perfect weekend for Crevier. He claimed the Inside Motorcycles Pole Position award in both the Superbike and Yoshimura Pro 600 Sport Bike classes for the doubleheader event, and missed breaking the Superbike record at Mosport by just .005 secs.
The six-time Canadian Superbike champion finished second in the first Superbike race, held Sunday morning, and placed third in the first of two Pro 600 Sport Bike races on his Yamaha YZF-R6, giving him podium finishes in three of the four events he competed in.
He also set the fastest lap in both Superbike races at Mosport.
His only setback came in the second Pro 600 race, when he was robbed of his second victory of the season by a jump start penalty. He set the fastest lap in that event.
Crevier's excellent Superbike results moved him into a clear second place in the Parts Canada standings, 48 points behind Szoke with two races to go. A win is worth 50 points. The series resumes at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, N.S. Aug. 10-12.
"Things have turned around for us," said Crevier, who has won more Superbike nationals at AMP than any other rider with six. "The R1 was new to us this year but we've learned a bit and sort of figured some things out. We'll see what we can do from here."
Crevier is also a very close second in the Pro 600 Sport Bike standings, just 10 points behind Szoke, with two races remaining.
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