NEWS: Leon puts MV Agusta on the Podium for the first time at a Canadian National.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Montreal, Quebec native, Michael Leon, rode the Royal Distributing F3 675 triple to a Third place finish in the Hindle Exhaust Pro Sportbike class at the CSBK Rd2 event at Autodrome St-Eustache, his home track. The result marks the first visit to the podium for MV Agusta in a Canadian National competition. The race was won by Jodi Christie riding a Honda CBR600RR with Triumph mounted John Ross MacRae finishing in second spot.

The team had qualified on the front row, in fourth place, with a lap time of 47.2 seconds, the fastest that Michael had ever ridden at St-Eustache. Long time tuner, Carlos Carrascosa, also a local Montreal resident, resumed his trackside duties as crew chief. Read more…

NEWS:Canada’s Amarok Racing Reaches For the Clouds, Falls 1 mile Short in Re-started Pikes Peak Race

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Photo by Ray Roske

Pikes Peak, Colorado.  Team Amarok Racing, makers of Canada’s first electric racing motorcycle, competed in the 91st  Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday.  The event, also known as the Race To The Clouds, is North America’s second oldest motor race, running up the treacherous 156 corners of the mountain course into the rarefied air of the summit at over 14,000 feet.  The race is open to almost any type of motorized vehicle, and includes exotic and production-based race cars, motorcycles, quads, trucks, both gasoline and electric powered, and has long been considered a crucible for new motor vehicle technology.  

Amarok was the only team from Canada, entering their proprietary P1A prototype, an all-electric racing motorcycle developed from blank sheet and entirely hand-made in a 140 year old barn behind the co-founder Michael Uhlarik’s house in Lennoxville, Quebec.  Uhlarik, a 15 year motorcycle industry veteran motorcycle designer who has worked with Yamaha, Aprilia, Piaggio, Bombardier and others, combined forces with Kevin O’Neil, a professional machinist and race car hobbyist to craft the P1A using hand tools. Read more…