News 17-year-old posts perfect Canada Superbike weekend

17-year-old posts perfect Canada Superbike weekend

"The Kid" from Canada, 17-year-old Brett McCormick, crowned a perfect weekend with his win in the Circuit ICAR, Parts Canada Superbike Championship race, after setting the fastest times in Friday and Saturday practices, earning pole position, setting the race’s fast lap, and leading the most laps. If that’s not perfect enough, McCormick also earned the pole in Pro Sport Bike and won that race, too, after leading every lap.

With the help of Öhlins USA’s "Thermosman" Fitzgerald, McCormick’s GSX-R1000 and GSX-R600 rolled off the Team Suzuki/Blackfoot/Picotte Racing truck ready to race at this Mirabel, Québec, circuit. After just a click-click here and a turn-turn there, the Öhlins suspension components were in tune for Circuit ICAR’s 2.8 kilometer (1.7 mile), airport-derived racetrack. Following McCormick’s dominating weekend in the second round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship, "The Kid" is now leading the points in the Superbike and the Pro Sport Bike Championships.

"Thermosman" Fitzgerald, Öhlins USA Road Race Manager, said, "The Circuit ICAR is flat and short but it has 14 turns and many are tight. Having a properly handling bike here pays off hugely in lap times. McCormick really benefitted from the set-up in the race because, while other riders were having their tires go off, he was able to manage his wear. So this was a great weekend for us, being able to show off the value of a properly tuned suspension; it’s not just about speed, it’s about being able to maintain speed."

McCormick’s point total in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship is at 104, with Jordan Szoke in second place with 98 points. In Pro Sport Bike, McCormick has 101 points, with Jordan Szoke in second at 99 points. The seven-round Parts Canada Superbike Championship series next goes to Race City Motorsport Park, outside Calgary, AB, June 25-28.

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