Flashback Friday: Duhamel Works Competition

During the winter of 2022, CSBK will celebrate Suzuki’s 2021 National Manufacturer’s Title with a look back at the history of Suzuki’s production-based racers.  Each Friday will offer a glimpse into the impressive legacy of Suzuki’s success.

Image 7: Friday, February 18

Heat race start line action for round two of the Castrol-Motoplan National Championship Series at Atlantic Motorsport Park, Nova Scotia, in June, 1989, features some heavy-hitters in a very strong era of competition in Canada.  From left to right:  Miguel Duhamel on the Works Competition Systems Suzuki GSXR750RR, Steve Crevier on the Pacific Yamaha 0W-01, Rueben McMurter’s ex works HRC Bubba Shobert Honda VF750 Interceptor and Tommy Douglas on the Dicom Express Yamaha OW-01.  Duhamel would win Sunday’s feature for Suzuki, his second in a row, after a fight with McMurter and Crevier, but Duhamel would miss the rest of the CSBK National season after a testing injury suffered in Japan.