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Philippe Masse (c) clinched the Amateur Sport Bike crown with a win ahead of Trevor Daley (l) and Will Hornblower (r). Philippe Masse (c) clinched the Amateur Sport Bike crown with a win ahead of Trevor Daley (l) and Will Hornblower (r). By Bob Szoke

Masse secures Amateur Sport Bike crown

Written by  on Sunday, 26 August 2012 09:19

By John Hopkins

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – Philippe Masse took his third win of the year to clinch the Inside Motorcycles Amateur Sport Bike title on his racingphil.com / Pete’s Superbike Kawasaki ZX-6R at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Saturday.

The St-Hyacinthe, Que. racer finished 4.105 secs. ahead of Trevor Daley aboard the OneSpeed / Riders Choice / ProStar Motorsports Honda CBR600RR while Will Hornblower of Sarnia, Ont. took third riding his Hornblower Racing / Blue Streak / ProPulsion Yamaha YZF-R6.

After starting from pole Masse snatched the lead from Zaid Saleemi on lap two of the red-flag shortened 10-lap race and was never threatened the rest of the way.

“I wasn’t really going for the win and I just tried to stay in a safe zone with my pace,” Masse said. “I’ve been trying for a long time to win this championship. The last two years have been a lot of hard work.

“It will be fun tomorrow with the pressure off.”

Amateur Superbike points leader Daley was making his first start of the year in the Sport Bike class after borrowing the Honda from Ben Gartner of ProStar when his Suzuki GSX-R1000 suffered an engine failure in testing on Thursday.

Despite his lack of track time on the bike Daley qualified second and ran in that spot comfortably from lap two. He was named the Performance Under Gear Performer of the Race.

Hornblower came into the race as Masse’s closest challenger for the Amateur Sport Bike title. After starting fifth he was only seventh after the opening lap but worked his way up to third by lap four.

Nuno Almeida of Newcastle, Ont. placed fourth on his Noodles Racing / GP Bikes / Eurocorsa Triumph 675 and moved up to third in the class point standings, ahead of the absent Austin Shaw-O’Leary.

Mitch Card of Ripley, Ont. completed the top five riding his Ripley Racing Honda CBR600RR.

Saleemi, who had been judged to have jumped the start, retired his Z1 Cycletech Suzuki GSX-R600 after nine laps.

Race Results

Pos

No.

Name

Hometown

Total distance

Laps

Best Tm

In Lap

Diff

Make

Model/Engine

Total Tm

Comment

1

18

Philippe Masse

St-Hyacinthe, QC

39.570

10

1:26.541

9

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

14:28.189

2

116

Trevor Daley

Mississauga, ON

39.570

10

1:26.776

5

4.105

Honda

CBR600RR

14:32.294

3

89

Will Hornblower

Sarnia, ON

39.570

10

1:27.335

8

12.521

Yamaha

YZF-R6

14:40.710

4

117

Nuno Almeida

Newcastle, ON

39.570

10

1:27.952

5

17.396

Triumph

675

14:45.585

5

12

Mitch Card

Ripley, ON

39.570

10

1:28.676

4

25.400

Honda

CBR600RR

14:53.589

6

108

Rob Cousineau

Aurora, ON

39.570

10

1:29.376

9

33.374

Suzuki

GSX-R600

15:01.563

7

40

Marco Sousa

Schomberg, ON

39.570

10

1:29.217

9

33.655

Suzuki

GSX-R600

15:01.844

8

266

Martin Gosselin

Plessisville, QC

39.570

10

1:29.516

5

34.426

Honda

CBR600RR

15:02.615

9

36

Jason Thoms

Ottawa, ON

39.570

10

1:29.910

10

51.885

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

15:20.074

10

212

Riley Dawe

Toronto, ON

39.570

10

1:31.027

2

52.960

Yamaha

YZF-R6

15:21.149

11

197

Philippe Bonin

St-Dibure, QC

39.570

10

1:31.074

5

53.988

Suzuki

GSX-R600

15:22.177

12

92

Dominic Dupont

Montreal, QC

39.570

10

1:31.318

10

54.409

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

15:22.598

13

314

Hugo Fournier

St Eugene de Lamartine, QC

39.570

10

1:31.500

9

57.220

Yamaha

YZF-R6

15:25.409

14

57

Martin Richard

Victoriaville, QC

39.570

10

1:31.856

6

1:01.083

Yamaha

YZF-R6

15:29.272

15

888

Luc Labranche

Mirabel, QC

39.570

10

1:32.621

7

1:02.467

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

15:30.656

16

763

Joe Rodrigues

Weston, ON

39.570

10

1:32.270

5

1:09.589

Suzuki

GSX-R600

15:37.778

17

320

Chris Dopke

Cambridge, ON

39.570

10

1:33.683

4

1:16.588

Honda

CBR600RR

15:44.777

18

131

Reiner Griese

Marmora, ON

39.570

10

1:33.388

4

1:16.868

Triumph

675

15:45.057

19

94

Paul Hollister

Windsor, ON

39.570

10

1:32.588

4

1:19.042

Honda

CBR600RR

15:47.231

20

28

John Parkin

Kitchener, ON

-

0

Triumph

Daytona 675

No Transponder, Manually Lapscored

21

182

Simon Hamel

Rosemere, QC

39.570

10

1:30.859

10

54.740

Suzuki

GSX-R600

15:22.929

Involved in Red Flag Incident

22

985

Glenn Cauley

Kemptville, ON

39.570

10

1:33.284

5

1:15.936

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

15:44.125

Involved in Red Flag Incident

23

3

Josee Bouchard

Victoriaville, QC

39.570

10

1:35.385

10

1:38.228

Yamaha

YZF-R6

16:06.417

24

73

Michael Cote

Riviere-Rouge, QC

35.613

9

1:43.392

2

1 Lap

Suzuki

GSX-R600

15:53.495

DNF

111

Zaid Saleemi

Thornhill, ON

35.613

9

1:28.738

6

DNF

Suzuki

GSX-R600

13:36.354

Jump Start

DNF

51

Dave Buckland

London, ON

3.957

1

0

DNF

Honda

CBR600RR

2:15.454

Point Standings

1

Philippe Masse

Kawasaki

236

2

Will Hornblower

Yamaha

174

3

Nuno Almeida

Triumph

145

4

Austin Shaw-O'Leary

Honda

119

5

Luc Labranche

Kawasaki

94

6

Simon Hamel

Suzuki

85

7

Jean-Francois Aubin

Suzuki

84

8

Dominic Dupont

Honda

83

9

Hugo Fournier

Yamaha

78

10

Riley Dawe

Yamaha

76

11

Alex Coelho

Kawasaki

75

12

Mitch Card

Honda

56

13

Trevor Daley

Honda

45

14

Chris Dopke

Honda

44

15

Joe Rodrigues

Suzuki

42

16

Martin Richard

Yamaha

31

17

Michael Cote

Suzuki

29

18

Jean-Sebastien Perrault

Kawasaki

28

19

John Parkin

Triumph

28

20

Luke Bauer

Yamaha

27

21

Philippe Bonin

Suzuki

27

22

Rob Cousineau

Suzuki

27

23

Dean Johnson

Honda

25

24

Marco Sousa

Suzuki

25

25

Glenn Cauley

Kawasaki

23

26

Martin Gosselin

Honda

23

27

Jason Thoms

Kawasaki

21

28

David Tremblay

Suzuki

19

29

Jason Rideout

Yamaha

19

30

Seth VanDongen

Yamaha

19

31

Crowdis Roberts

Honda

17

32

Geoff Cole

Yamaha

15

33

Reiner Griese

Yamaha

14

34

Eric Fiset

Suzuki

13

35

Chris Fehr

Yamaha

12

36

Brian Madeley

Ducati

8

37

Eric Joly

Kawasaki

8

38

Jamie Young

Honda

4

39

Stephane Leduc

Suzuki

4

40

Paul Hollister

Honda

4

41

Eric Gagnon

Suzuki

2

42

David Buckland

Honda

1

43

Zaid Saleemi

Suzuki

1

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