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Team Shoulder Check's Suzuki SV650 rider Rich Peillard rode to a gritty third place here in soggy Mosport, Ontario in Saturday's Diablo SV Cup. Although the race ended with some controversy, nothing can take away from the brave wet weather riding which placed the #46 bike on the podium for the first time. Rich collected a total of 41 points this weekend which makes it his largest single weekend points total ever.

Sunday's Amateur 600 National race also saw it's fair share of rain. After the initial red flag stopping the race, excellent progress from a determined Pat Boyd, qualified 19th, put him as high as 9th midway into the race with conditions drying. A predominately dry track caused the #48 machine slip to 13th place but Boyd battle back in the last corner to capture 12th after a mistake by #40 Marco Sousa. Alan Burns (DNF) had to drop out of the race on lap 5 because the wet conditions proved too much for his DOT Michelin rubber. David Fong (DNQ) experienced a difficult weekend and did not race in the final.

Pat Boy (AM #48 Yamaha R6), twelfth

"After my 12th place finish at Mosport I'm finally coming to grips with the R6 and I'm expecting some great things at Mont Tremblant"

Alan Burns (AM #113 Honda F3), DNF

"It was a tough weekend for me but I was confident after the Friday afternoon practice that I could put in some good times in qualifying. Unfortunately qualifying was cancelled and the organizers used the Saturday morning times. I was fast enough to make the field but I was going to be starting in the 9th row. On Sunday morning I worked on some passing lines and Drafting techniques in preparation for the race. I found some good lines that I could use for passing and I was looking forward to a good race on a dry track. When the skies opened up right before the start I knew it was going to be tough to keep up on the DOT tires. I was having a good race with the rider on the number 34 bike who was the only other person on DOTs. We were battling for 26th place when the rain tire equipped leaders came by. We decided it would be best to stay out of the way so we both pulled off. I'm looking for a better result this weekend at the RACE 25th anniversary round at Shannonville"


David Fong (AM #28 Yamaha R6), DNQ

"We seemed to change everything through the weekend and I still didn't feel comfortable. Even though I was riding better the set-up was still not quite right. What a shame. We've been having problems all through the weekend but we were hoping to have a strong qualifying. The rain delays cancelled qualifying so there was nothing left to do. We've just got to move on now to Tremblant."


Rich Peillard (AM #46 Suzuki SV650), third & 18th

"I was lucky to make the correct tire decision prior to the start of the first race. This was one of the most fun races I have been part of. It was not until I came into the pits after the red flag that my team informed me of my position.

The second race was difficult, I got a good start, but the inside line into turn 1 did not allow me to move up. I had some good battles with the riders that were around me. After making an error in turn 9 and 10, I lost one position as the last lap flag was displayed. I was able to regain that position in turn 5 and hold on for an 18th place finish. Thanks to everyone that helped me make this weekend a success"


More information results and race reports, can be found at the teams web site, www.teamshouldercheck.ca

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