St-Eustache, QC (June 27, 2017)- On June 23-25, Autodrome St-Eustache, QC hosted the third round of the 2017 Canadian Superbike Championship.
Stacey Nesbitt took advantage of the good weather and did the Thursday test day.
"Although this is technically my home track, I don't ride here much and this was the first time this year. With the mixed weather forecast for the weekend I needed the track time" said Stacey.
With the rain early Friday, the crew used the time to make changes to the front and rear suspension on the BLKRDR by Motovan/FTR CBR600RR. The track dried out in the afternoon enough to verify the changes were in the right direction.
Saturday afternoon and Stacey qualified 11th for the Liqui Moly
Pro Sport BikeSport class for what we thought was a third row start. She qualified 19th in Mopar
Sunday race day was sunny for morning warm up. The forecasted weather was threatening for the start of the Liqui Moly
Pro Sport BikeSport but it remained dry.
It turned out the grid configuration was to be 3-2-3 so Stacey would start from row five. She got an average start and moved into the top ten in what was to be a four way fight for seventh. There were multiple position changes throughout the race. With rain drops starting to fall on the final laps, Stacey made a bold move on the last lap entering the stadium section to retake eighth position.
With a defensive line through the last turn she was able to hold on to the finish line. She had improved her lap time by over a second from qualifying and set a personal best in the race.
"We made some further changes to the bike this weekend which really helped. I enjoyed the race and was able to push harder. Hopefully we can carry this progress through for the remaining rounds" said Stacey.
"I would like to thank Pat and Dad for for improving the bike all weekend. Also to Motovan Inc (BLK RDR program), FTR and sponsors, the corner workers, medical staff, CSBK staff and the fans and supporters in the stands and on social media".
The next round is at Atlantic Motorsport Park, NS, July 14-16.
Thanks to: Pat Milligan, the Stacey Nesbitt Supporters Club, Mum & Dad
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