Suzuki Race News
Suzuki Sweeps Superbike Podium!
Coors Light Racing Blackfoot Team Suzuki and Diablo
Performance Racing Team Suzuki own the Superbike podium at
Round of the Canadian Superbike Championship.
Shannonville, Ontario May 18, 2003:
Suzuki-mounted riders once again proved the
Suzuki Slogan "Own the Racetrack" is more than just words. Sweeping the first 3 positions
in the opening round of the 2003 Canadian Superbike Championship Series, Suzuki GSX-
R1000 pilots; Steve Crevier (Diablo Performance Racing Team Suzuki), Francis Martin & Clint
McBain (Coors Light Racing Blackfoot Team Suzuki) showed the competition that they will be
a force to be reckoned with this season.
While the competition brought out some new faces to challenge the Suzuki-mounted riders
with the likes of AMA veteran, Pascal Picotte (Yam); AMA regular, Tom Kipp (Kaw); and
Australia star, Robbie Baird (Hon), they were not able to keep pace with the potent Suzuki
Prior to a red flag on lap 5 of the feature race, Steve Crevier had just passed Picotte to take the
lead and Francis Martin had just passed Kipp to take third spot. Gridded back to the previous
lap for the restart, their efforts were not in vain as it showed the competition that life would not
be easy for them. At the restart, Francis Martin got the hole-shot on his Coors Light Racing
Blackfoot Team Suzuki GSX-R1000 and held the lead until a determined Crevier on his Diablo
Performance Racing Team Suzuki GSX-R1000 managed to out brake Martin going into Allen's
Corner to take the lead and the win. Behind the two GSX-R1000s of Crevier and Martin
another battle was raging. After disposing of Tom Kipp (Kaw), Clint McBain was hunting down
Picotte (Yam) who was running in third. With the last lap flag displayed as Picotte and McBain
crossed the stripe, Clint dug down deep and put his Coors Light Racing Blackfoot Team
Suzuki GSX-R1000 ahead of Pascal's R1 to take third and secure a Suzuki GSX-R1000
sweep of the podium.
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