Deschambault, QC

Posté par admin On septembre 1, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

David Corbeil
Pilote de motocross
#116

Le championnat provincial de motocross a fait son dernier arrêt de la saison 2013 à Deschambault, cette même piste qui avait plus tôt cette saison accueilli une tranche du championnat national canadien. Les deux journées de compétitions se sont déroulées sous le soleil. En situation de courses, j’ai nettement amélioré mes départs en comparaison avec le début de la saison. En contrepartie nous avons éprouvé des ennuis mécaniques avec la moto, ce qui m’a obligé de compétitionner avec une moto développant 20% moins de puissance. Somme toute, les résultats ont été stables et solides malgré les changements de moto de dernières minutes.

Résultats:
Intermédiaire 250 : 11e au combiné
Intermédiaire 450 : 11e au combiné
Youth 14 – 24 ans : 19e au combiné
Pro-am MX3 :           21e au combiné

Notre-Dame-Du-Bon-Conseil, QC

Posté par admin On août 25, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

David Corbeil
Pilote de motocross
#116

L’avant-dernière course de la saison se déroulait en banlieue de Drummondville à une piste très naturelle et qui se trouve au cœur d’une forêt. Le samedi avant-midi mon pilotage manquait nettement d’agressivité ce qui m’occasionna un manque de fluidité sur la moto et une difficulté à trouver mes repères sur la piste. Le dimanche s’est nettement mieux déroulé et mes quatre courses de la journée ont été passablement bien. Durant les deux jours, j’ai éprouvé de la difficulté à m’adapter à la piste, ce qui m’a empêché de performer comme je l’aurais aimé.

Résultats:
Intermédiaire 250 : 12e au combiné
Intermédiaire 450 : 15e au combiné
Youth 14 – 24 ans : 20e au combiné
Pro-am MX3 : 23e au combiné

 

Xtown Show, Mirabel, QC

Posté par admin On août 10, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

David Corbeil
Pilote de motocross
#116

L’événement du Xtown Show a été organisé dans le but de remplacer le Supercross de Montréal qui a cessé d’opérer en 2012. Ce tout nouvel événement, unique en son genre, a accueilli des courses nocturnes avec un éclairage artificiel. Étant donné que les points d’ombrage étaient beaucoup plus présents, la visibilité des pilotes était grandement diminuée, ce qui augmentait le niveau de difficulté. J’ai pris part aux compétitions en catégorie professionnelle pour cet événement. Les qualifications se sont très bien déroulées: je me suis classé 6e dans la première de deux manches qualificatives. Par la suite, en grande finale, je suis parti dans les 10 premiers pilotes et j’ai coursé brillamment tout au long de la course, à l’exception d’une petite chute en fin de course. Ce nouveau format de course au Québec a semblé être très apprécié par les spectateurs et les pilotes et je crois nettement qu’il y aura une seconde édition en 2014.

Résultats:
Pro-am MX3 : 14e

Ulverton, QC

Posté par admin On août 4, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

David Corbeil
Pilote de motocross
#116

La piste d’Ulverton est très agréable à piloter. Elle est composée de beaucoup de valons et de dénivellations de plusieurs mètres, ce qui permet de maintenir une vitesse élevée tout au long du parcours (voir vidéo plus bas). Lors de cette fin de semaine, j’ai vu mes résultats s’améliorer comparativement aux courses précédentes de la saison. Durant la journée du samedi, j’ai réalisé mes meilleurs résultats de la saison en catégorie pro-am, ce qui a été très stimulant. À l’approche de la journée de dimanche, j’étais très confiant, mais elle a malheureusement été moins étincelante que je l’aurais espéré. Lors du départ de ma première course, j’ai reçu une roche qui a brisé la visière de ma lunette de protection. Cet incident m’a empêché de suivre d’autres pilotes de trop près, car je n’avais plus aucune protection visuelle. Ensuite, en après-midi, j’ai été victime d’une défaillance mécanique qui faisait que la moto s’éteignait lorsqu’elle montait trop en température. Encore une fois, j’ai préféré piloter un peu plus prudemment afin d’éviter la chute, mais j’ai tout de même obtenu des résultats décents qui m’ont permis de marquer d’autres précieux points pour le championnat.

Résultats:
Intermédiaire 250 : 16e au combiné
Intermédiaire 450 : 11e au combiné
Youth 14 – 24 ans : 10e au combiné
Pro-am MX3 :        12e au combiné

Nouveau lettrage de la moto, une création signé TWICE PRODUCTION

Nouveau lettrage de la moto, une création signé TWICE PRODUCTION

 

Intermédiaire MX2

Intermédiaire MX2

 

Quebec Provincial round 5, Ste-Julie race report

Posté par Stéphane Couturier On juillet 6, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

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After having the first few rounds under rainy conditions so far this year, everyone was hoping for dry conditions for our second trip to the Ste-Julie race track. We we’re half lucky since it didn’t rain all weekend but Saturday morning was pretty wet as a result of all the rain we received on Friday. It’s a bad thing for the mechanic but a good thing for Eve as she has now become a ‘’master of the mud’’. She completed the morning races with a 3rd in schoolboy and dominated the Women Open class with a 46 sec. lead over second place finisher.

For the second race of the day the track had dried up a little bit, Eve still managed to take the win in the women Open class. In the schoolboy class, a fall on the first  lap time put her back to last place and she was only able charge back the 8th place by the end of the race.

On Sunday was the Women A class, she took the win in both races in front of a hard charging Kim Normandin, making it a perfect weekend with 4 wins in 4 races.

Eve is tied in 2nd place for the Schoolboy championship and leads both Women’s class.

Next weekend is round 4 of the Quebec provincial Championship at X-Town in Mirabel

Thanks to Duroy racing, Dunlop, Langelier, Team Couturier, KTM Canada, Motovan, Kutvek Amerika, OCSuspension, Forma, Oakley, Garage EMP for all their Help

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Après avoir vu les premières courses de la saison se dérouler sous la pluie, tous les compétiteurs espéraient le retour du beau temps pour notre deuxième visite annuelle sur le circuit de Ste-Julie. Le beau temps était de la partie, mais la pluie reçue vendredi avait rendu la piste particulièrement glissante le samedi matin. Ste-Julie dans la boue est le cauchemar de tout mécanicien, mais heureusement, Eve adore rouler dans la boue. Lors des courses de l’avant-midi elle termina 3e en Écolier et termina 1e en Femme GP, avec plus de 45 secondes d’avance sur la 2e place.

Pour les courses de l’après-midi, la piste ayant séché considérablement, l’écart avec ses poursuivantes fut quelque peu réduit, mais elle s’est tout de même emparée de la victoire dans la course et au combiné.

Lors de la classe Femme A du dimanche, Eve gagna ses 2 courses devant la très rapide Kim Normandin, pour compléter un weekend parfait avec 4 victoires en 4 courses.

Eve est a égalité pour la 2e place au Championnat Écolier et mène le championnat dans les 2 classes Femmes.

Le weekend prochain se tiendra la 5e manche du championnat Provincial sur le circuit de X-Town à Mirabel.

Merci à Duroy racing, Dunlop, Langelier, Team Couturier, KTM Canada, Motovan, Kutvek Amerika, OCSuspension, Forma, Oakley, Garage EMP pour leur support

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Couturier FOGI Racing en action ce week-end en Espagne

Couturier FOGI Racing en action ce week-end en Espagne

L’équipe canadienne prend part ce week-end à la dernière ronde du championnat CEV Buckler en Moto2 à Valencia. Le britannique Graeme Gowland et Austin Shaw O’Leary d’Halifax portent les couleurs de l’équipe. Après les premières séances d’entrainement ce matin Gowland se retrouve au 15ème rang avec un temps de 1,40.265 et Shaw O’Leary est en 29ème position avec un 1,45.475. Les deux pilotes tenteront d’améliorer leurs temps cet après-midi lors de la dernière séance de qualification tout en tentant de parfaire les ajustements des motos FTR qu’ils pilotent. Le temps le plus rapide de la session de ce matin, un 1,37.049 est l’œuvre de Jordi Torres de l’équipe Laglisse qui est aussi le meneur du championnat CEV en Moto2. La course se déroule demain (18 novembre) à midi, heure locale.

Couturier/FOGI Racing en action ce week-end en Espagne

Couturier/FOGI Racing en action ce week-end en Espagne

FOGI joins forces with Couturier Racing in Canada to complete the 2012 Spanish Moto2 Championship

Halifax, NS – Two forces in Canadian motorcycle road racing have joined together to compete in the final round of the Spanish Moto2 championship at Valencia. Throughout the year FOGI Racing has been working towards building a program for young talented racers to have an opportunity to ride at world class venues on world championship spec machinery. FOGI Racing has spent much of the year building the team and the assets required to make a full team effort in the Spanish championship to this end.

Couturier Racing, headed by Stephane Couturier has made a significant impact on the Canadian Superbike championship with their ability to attract quality team members and pilots. Couturier was able to build a team with mentor veteran and Canadian Champion Francis Martin, and one of Canada’s top crew chiefs, Patrice Goyette. The team caught the eye of FOGI Racing team owner when Couturier Racing fielded a team with veteran rider Kevin Lacombe, and rising star Samuel Proulx for the 2012 season.

« Couturier Racing’s passionate approach to the team and success for young riders was very much in line with the ideals set forth by FOGI Racing. Throughout the year I have had several meetings with team owners to see if there would be an interest in bringing Stephane to the Spanish Championship to see if he would like to be a part of our program. » Andrew Murray, Business Development at FOGI Racing said yesterday.

He continued to say, « We are very happy to see Couturier Racing come onboard to help complete the final round at Valencia and we hope Stephane will see the potential to make a real impact on the world stage for young talented Canadian riders. »

FOGI Racing continues their long standing partnership with FTR and looks forward to showing the Couturier Racing group the benefits of this great prototype chassis as they field a two rider team at the final round of the Spanish CEV Moto2 Championship at the Valencia circuit on November 16th – 18th. Testing with the riders will begin on October 29th – 30th.

FOGI Racing’s Mission is to utilize its extensive infrastructure and knowledge in motorcycle road racing to provide young athletes the opportunity to compete on the world stage; while building long lasting business relationships with organizations that share this passion.

Contesting disqualification

Posté par admin On août 28, 2012 ADD COMMENTS

To whom it may concern,

This letter/email is to state that Couturier Racing and his rider Kevin Lacombe is contesting the disqualification in the Pro Superbike race this past Sunday 26 Aug 2012 at Mosport (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) for the use of non regulated fuel.

CSBK TV :: MOPAR Superbike Round 6

Posté par admin On août 27, 2012 ADD COMMENTS

From a press release issued by Frontline CSBK Inc.:

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (August 25, 2012) Kevin Lacombe took his first Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship win of the season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Saturday, but with a second place finish Jordan Szoke clinched an eighth national Superbike crown. Lacombe, Szoke and Alex Welsh staged a thrilling battle for the win in the 20-lap race around the 3.9km (2.459-mile) circuit, with Lacombe taking the win on his Team Couturier Racing BMW S1000RR by just 0.118 secs. from the Waznie Racing / Parts Canada / BMW Motorrad Canada BMW S1000RR of Szoke with Welsh just half a second behind on his AW7R / Kenwood Electronics Canada Suzuki GSX-R1000.

The result gives Szoke 252 points in the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship standings to the 193 of Lacombe with Sundays season finale still to run. But with a maximum of 52 points available in Sundays race the Brantford, Ont. racer is assured of the Canadian title.

« What an honour it is to win this trophy again », said Szoke, as he was presented with the Canada Cup.
« Sometimes I feel like I want it more than anybody. Ive been so much more involved with everything this year, running my own team, that I think this one is extra special. »

Lacombe started from pole position and led most of the way in the 20-lap race. He only ceded the top spot to Szoke for two laps and Welsh for one. The St-Cesaire, Que. rider completed the race distance in 27 minutes, 36.716 seconds for an average speed of 169.492km/h (101.695 mph).

« I had nothing to lose », said Lacombe after scoring his first national Superbike race win since 2006.
« I had a great bike from qualifying and I knew wed be right there for the race. Its been a tough year but to end the season like this is a good feeling. »

The win moved Lacombe into a solid second in the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship standings going into Sundays last round, 21 points ahead of Andrew Nelson, who finished fourth on Saturday.

Szoke was on Lacombes tail from the start and the two initially pulled clear of the rest of the field before Welsh was able to make his way up to the lead duo. The new champion acknowledged he was racing with the points battle in the back of his mind.

« I was being so careful », Szoke acknowledged.
« I thought I would let Kevin do some work early on and hope he pulled us away from the pack. But then when Alex got up there I didnt want to get pushed too far back, so that forced me to ride hard the whole race. »

Welsh produced a tremendous effort after engine troubles left him eighth on the grid following qualifying on Friday. The Uxbridge, Ont. racer was up to third by lap four and quickly closed up on Lacombe and Szoke. He ended up with the fastest lap of the race, a 1:22.248 on lap three and his charge through the field earned him the KICKER Kick Ass Pass of the Race Award.

« It was hard work moving up from eighth and I didnt have the best of starts », Welsh said.
« It took me a while to move up and then when I got with Jordan and Kevin I thought I would hang back and see where an opportunity might develop. I was trying to put something together for the last lap but it just didnt happen. But I know now we have a bike that can win tomorrow. »

The battle for fourth was no less dramatic than the lead fight, and at the finish less than two seconds covered fourth through eighth positions. Nelson came out on top of the scrap aboard his Nelson Racing / Endras Motorrad / mcn.tv BMW S1000RR. After qualifying fifth on the grid the Kars, Ont. racer ran as far back as eighth in the early laps but worked his way up to grab fourth spot two laps from the end of the race.

Warman, Sask.s Bodhi Edie was fifth on the Edie Racing / Blue Streak / Fast Company BMW S1000RR, equalling his best result of the season.

Right behind Edie was top rookie Pro Sebastien Tremblay on the MotoNation BMW S1000RR. The Longueuil, Que. rider followed up a career high fourth fastest qualifying time by running third for the first three laps of the race before settling for sixth at the flag.

Matt McBride of Mississauga, Ont. was seventh riding the Riders Choice BMW S1000RR and Keene, Ont.s Jodi Christie took eighth aboard the Jodi Christie Racing / Accelerated Technologies Honda CBR1000RR. Christie is now fourth in the Superbike standings, eight points behind Nelson heading into Sundays finale.

The top 10 was rounded out by Francois Dumas of St-Raymond, Que. on the Team Dumas Superbike / boulangeriedumas.com BMW S1000RR and the Irnie Racing / Amsoil BMW S1000RR ridden by Kelowna, B.C.s Marcel Irnie.

In other action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Christie clinched his second straight K&N Performance Filters Pro Sport Bike title in style with his fourth win of the year on his Honda CBR600RR. The Keene, Ont. racer battled all the way with polesitter Raphael Archambault aboard the Team Archambault Racing / Picotte Motorsport / G Suspension Suzuki GSX-R600, eventually beating the Terrebonne, Que. rider by 0.444 secs.
In another exciting battle, Kleinburg, Ont.s Frank Trombino on the Acme Slate Suzuki GSX-R600 edged the Royal Distributing / Elka Suspension Honda CBR600RR of Beaconsfield, Que. racer Michael Leon for third. Trombino now leads Archambault by just 11 points in the battle for second spot in the Pro Sport Bike standings heading into Sundays season finale.

Steve Crevier saw his perfect run of Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada XR1200 Cup race wins come to an end but second place was enough for him to clinch his second straight class title for the MotoSport Plus / Dominion Lending team.

After claiming the Tactical Products Canada LUMINOX Pole Award in qualifying on Friday, Michael Barnes of Boca Raton, Fla. scored the race win on his Ruthless Racing / Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada entry, finishing the 14-lap race 9.890 secs. ahead of Maple Ridge, B.C.s Crevier. Elie Daccache of Newcastle, Ont. completed the podium on the Harley-Davidson de lOutaouais-sponsored entry.

Tim Robinson claimed his second straight win in the Bazzaz Amateur Superbike class on the Robinson Racing / Gym-Max BMW S1000RR. The Gatineau, Que. rider finished a massive 16.055 secs. clear of the racingphil.com / Petes Superbike Kawasaki ZX-6R of Philippe Masse while points leader Trevor Daley of Mississauga, Ont. was third on the OneSpeed / Riders Choice / ProStar Motorsports Honda CBR600RR.

Daley, who had to borrow the Honda after his Suzuki GSX-R1000 suffered engine problems in testing on Thursday, leads Masse by 42 points heading into Sundays last race.
Robinson was presented with a prize pack from series title sponsor Mopar and also took home the $1000 DUA Motorsports contingency payback.

Masse took his third win of the year to clinch the Inside Motorcycles Amateur Sport Bike title on his Kawasaki ZX-6R. The St-Hyacinthe, Que. racer finished 4.105 secs. ahead of Daley aboard the Honda CBR600RR while Will Hornblower of Sarnia, Ont. took third riding his Hornblower Racing / Blue Streak / ProPulsion Yamaha YZF-R6. Daley was named the Performance Under Gear Performer of the Race.

The battle for the Honda CBR250R National Race Series title will go down to Sundays season finale after championship contenders Stacey Nesbitt and Ryan Roche finished second and third, respectively on Saturday.

Tomas Casas of Peterborough, Ont. claimed his third straight win on the Peterborough Cycle Salvage-backed entry, beating the Powersports Canada entry of Nesbitt by 0.586 secs. As a result, St-Lazare, Que.s Nesbitt takes a 13-point lead over Pickering, Ont. racer Roche, 406-393, into Sundays race.

Pascal Bastien of Laval, Que., representing Moto 123, took the Media Challenge division win in the CBR250R class but CMG Onlines Costa Mouzouris from Montreal locked up the title with second place.

Since 2006 Pirelli has been the spec tire supplier to the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship. The series has been used as a development platform for the companys products, and competitors in the K&N Performance Filter Pro Sport Bike, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada XR1200 Cup, and Inside Motorcycles Amateur Sport Bike classes run on the same Diablo Super Corsa DOT racing tires used in the World Supersport Championship.
Pirelli is currently developing 17-inch slick tires for use in the World Superbike Championship in 2013, and these will also make their way to the Canadian Championship in the future.

The Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship concludes at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday with feature races in all six national classes. Off track features include the BMW Motorrad SummerFest, plus demo rides featuring the latest bikes from top manufacturers.

Tickets are on sale for $35. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com or call 1-800-866-1072.

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (August 25) – Results of Saturday’s fifth round of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, showing finishing position, rider name, hometown, type of motorcycle and laps completed:

  1. Kevin Lacombe, St-Cesaire, Que., BMW S1000RR, 20
  2. Jordan Szoke, Brantford, Ont., BMW S1000RR, 20
  3. Alex Welsh, Uxbridge, Ont., Suzuki GSX-R1000, 20
  4. Andrew Nelson, Kars, Ont., BMW S1000RR, 20
  5. Bodhi Edie, Warman, Sask., BMW S1000RR, 20
  6. Sebastien Tremblay, Longueuil, Que., BMW S1000RR, 20
  7. Matthew McBride, Mississauga, Ont., BMW S1000RR, 20
  8. Jodi Christie, Keene, Ont., Honda CBR1000RR, 20
  9. Francois Dumas, St-Raymond, Que., BMW S1000RR, 20
  10. Marcel Irnie, Kelowna, B.C., BMW S1000RR, 20
  11. Martin Hamel, Drummondville, Que., BMW S1000RR, 20
  12. Sylvain Dery, St-Colomban, Que., Kawasaki ZX-10R, 20
  13. Mike Bevan, Amherstburg, Ont., Kawasaki ZX-10R, 19

Did Not Finish
Scott Rupert, Gadshill, Ont., Suzuki GSX-R1000, 10

Did Not Start
Michael Leon, Beaconsfield, Que., Honda CBR600RR
Raphael Archambault, Terrebonne, Que., Suzuki GSX-R600

Time of Race: 27:36.716
Average Speed: 169.492km/h (101.695 mph)
Margin of Victory: 0.118 secs.
Fastest Lap: 1:22.248 by Alex Welsh on lap 3

Point standings for the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship after five of six rounds, showing position, rider name and point total:

  1. Jordan Szoke, 252
  2. Kevin Lacombe, 193
  3. Andrew Nelson, 172
  4. Jodi Christie, 164
  5. Matthew McBride, 139
  6. Bodhi Edie, 137
  7. Alex Welsh, 137
  8. Sebastien Tremblay, 114
  9. Samuel Proulx, 82
  10. Francois Dumas, 81
  11. Marcel Irnie, 72
  12. Frank Trombino, 60
  13. Sylvain Dery, 43
  14. Franklyn Dominguez, 42
  15. Martin Hamel, 32
  16. Marie-Josee Boucher, 31
  17. Ron Munroe, 21
  18. James Collins, 13
  19. Michael Bevan, 13
  20. Aubrey Bailey, 10
  21. Tony Stufko, 8
  22. Michael Leon, 8
  23. Louie Raffa, 6