CONCORD, Ontario. (August 25, 2013) Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada, sponsor of the Canadian Superbike Championship XR 1200 Cup Series is devastated by the loss of our youngest racer, John Ross (J.R.) MacRae of Calgary, Alberta who succumbed to injuries received during qualifying on Saturday, August 24, 2013.
The 24-year-old MacRae was leading the qualifying session and crashed in corner one at the Circuit Mont-Tremblant, in Quebec. He was later transported to the Sacre-Coeur hospital in Montreal with serious injuries.
“With heavy hearts we at Ruthless Racing have lost a family member. For the past eight years J.R. was part of my life. He was like a little brother to me and an amazing human being,” said Darren James, Manager, Racing and Owner of Ruthless Racing.
MacRae was in third place in the XR 1200 series, having scored his first career win in the last round held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.
“We at Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada will remember J.R. as an enthusiastic and talented racer whose contribution will be forever remembered. He will be missed by the entire Deeley family and those who knew him best .Our thoughts and prayers go to J.R’s family and friends,” said Don James, Chairman and CEO, Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada.
About Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada
Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories, and MotorClothes® apparel, which are provided through a national network of authorized Harley-Davidson® Retailers. Office and distribution warehouse facilities are located in Richmond, British Columbia, and Concord, Ontario.