September 29, 2023

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Canadian Superbike: Ross Millson Acquires CSBK/PMP – Roadracing World Magazine

Ross Millson acquires Bridgestone CSBK operator Qualified Motor Athletics Productions

Toronto, ON – Former professional bike racer and sector insider, Ross Millson, has formally confirmed the transfer of ownership for Professional Motor Athletics Productions, Inc. (PMP), the operator of the Bridgestone Canadian Superbike Championship.

“Negotiations to purchase legal rights to PMP commenced in 2022 and finalized prior to the Bridgestone tire examination at Jennings in March 2023. With assist from my spouse, Sabrina, we agreed to proceed facilitating and establishing racing in Canada. I’m looking forward to the chance to develop the national championships, having advantage of latest expansion, particularly on the broadcast tv aspect,” describes Millson.

“I have recognised Colin Fraser due to the fact I started road racing at Shannonville Motorsport Park more than 20 many years back and appreciate the initiatives he and his staff have produced to continue to keep the collection alive, particularly for the duration of current COVID gatherings. We goal to take factors to the future amount, with the aid of our rivals, stake holders, and committed staff members.”

Millson’s 1st obligations with the CSBK Countrywide sequence arrived in 2015, when he structured a software that helped Newbie racers from the east show up at the nationwide event in Edmonton, AB, through a transportation assistance done with Brooklin Cycle Racing of Pickering, ON.

When the COVID-19 pandemic pressured an abbreviated CSBK year in 2020, Millson joined the performing function team as an formal member of the nationwide series effort.

“I am content that we have attained a deal to have Ross proceed the growth of our CSBK,” Fraser reported. “It is a actual challenge to operate a national championship, and he understands all the factors concerned. We have produced some major measures recently that I feel we have set CSBK on a stable footing relocating ahead.”

Expert Motor Sports activities Productions commenced in 1994, with the purpose of manufacturing tv coverage of the Canadian National Superbike Series, generally on TSN in Canada (The Sporting activities Network), as nicely as extra broadcasters this kind of as Speedvision in the United States.

The Canadian motorbike producer group asked for that PMP take over all operations of the nationwide superbike tour in 1996, which means that PMP has generated the functions at-keep track of and for broadcast distribution for the past 27 years.

Right until not too long ago, PMP has been run by co-founder Colin Fraser, who has labored with superbikes in Canada given that the initial race of that course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in September 1978, then referred to as Mosport Worldwide Raceway.

The 1st official Canadian National Superbike race was in Edmonton in June of 1980 at the lengthy-gone Edmonton Intercontinental Speedway, and the classification has ongoing at a national degree given that.

“It is important to me that the historical past and legacy of the 43 decades of the CSBK tour is acknowledged, supported and ongoing, and Ross is the correct man or woman for that problem,” explains Fraser.

Fraser will proceed with the CSBK staff as an Govt Producer with the Bridgestone CSBK national championship tour.

CSBK will get the job done to increase Canadian racing nationally, and continue on to develop and boost younger Canadian expertise. With the addition of new collection sponsors and the continued support of existing partners, racers and followers can look ahead to many extra prosperous seasons on monitor.