Team News: Tomas Casas Round 4 Preview

Casas welcomes Taso’s and Yamaha Financial Services, joins Twins class for round four at CTMP

Tomas Casas would like to welcome a pair of new supporters to the Yamaha/Parts Canada program for the team’s upcoming Bridgestone CSBK weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, as well as confirming his debut entry in the Bickle Racing Pro Twins class.

Casas will again be supported by Taso’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, who returns from 2022 to help with the team’s primary effort in the feature GP Bikes Pro Superbike class, while Yamaha Financial Services will be joining the fold to assist with all five races split across both pro classes. 

Taso’s, one of Peterborough’s premier restaurants, supported Casas for what was his season debut at CTMP a year ago, helping the team score a pair of fourth-place finishes and a sixth-place result in Pro Superbike. Ownership will also express their enthusiasm by displaying a Wayne Rainey replica Yamaha YZR500 trackside. 

Part of that comeback weekend a year ago was boosted by renowned engine builder Fast Company and owner Scott Miller, who has once again fitted Casas with a rebuilt motor in his YZF-R1 machine for 2023 with the help of Brooklin Cycle Racing, an upgrade that should help Casas fight for wins at CTMP.

“I’m super grateful to have Taso’s support yet again this year. They have amazing food, customer service, and Taso is a motorcycle fanatic. Doesn't get better than that!” Casas said. “I’m also extremely excited to try out Fast Company’s built engine and BCR tuning for this year. I love CTMP and I know that if we are within reach of the top horsepower machines we have a good chance to fight for the win!” 

As for Yamaha Financial Services, the Hamamatsu brand will be helping the team not just in their primary Superbike effort but also with Casas’ entry into the all-new Twins class, where he will ride a Yamaha MT-07 provided by Acme Motorsports.

Acme Motorsports is the primary sponsor of fellow Yamaha Superbike rider Paul Macdonell, and with the help of owner Craig Atkinson will debut the MT-07 in the Twins class for the first time, a series that has so far been dominated by Aprilia and Suzuki.

“Having Yamaha Financial Services come onboard for the weekend means a lot and hopefully we can continue this partnership moving forward,” Tomas said. “As far as racing in the Twins category, I’m looking forward to riding Acme Motorsports’ finely built MT07 and want to thank them, YFS, Bridgestone and the series for helping us put this together.”

“I also look forward to battling with championship leader Jeff Williams again, whom I raced for positions against throughout 2019 in my Superbike debut,” he added.

Casas will not be eligible to run in the first of three Twins races (alongside Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike) as it uses the grids set from the cancelled round three at AMP, but will continue on with the remaining two battles as well as all three feature Superbike races as planned, setting up a five-race weekend for the Parts Canada Yamaha team.

That weekend will officially kick off with practice and qualifying for both classes on Friday, August 18, before race one in each class on Saturday, August 19, and the final three races on Sunday, August 20. 

Tomas and the team would like to thank Yamaha Canada, Parts Canada, Taso’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, Yamaha Financial Services, Acme Motorsports, GBRacing, Motul, Hindle Exhaust, Bickle Racing, Flexiglass, DP Brakes, Fast Company, Brooklin Cycle Racing, Vortex, Human 2.0, Forsaken Motorsports, Peterborough Cycle Salvage, Trackdayhub, Laps4MD, and everyone else who has supported him in round one and moving forward. 

You can follow Tomas Casas through his social media platforms below:

Instagram: @tomas_casas18
Twitter: @tomas_casas18
Facebook: Tomas Casas Racing

From a press release



Peterborough, ON - Pro Superbike rider Tomas Casas (Casas Racing) has partnered with Acme Motorsports (Burlington, ON) and Yamaha Financial Services to take on the Pro Twins class in the Bridgestone Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) aboard the very first MT-07 racebike to ever be built in Canada.

Craig Atkinson, co-owner of Acme Motorsports, has passionately felt for years that the next trend in motorcycle road racing is a middleweight twins-based market. So much so that he built the bike himself and has successfully raced it in both Twins classes at Southern Ontario Association of Racing (SOAR) Regional events. Naturally, he was very excited to learn that CSBK was taking steps to develop and add Twins classes to their program. 

"My MT-07 has been a labor of love and is one of the most enjoyable bikes I've ever ridden. I look forward to seeing a Yamaha on the Pro Twins grid and am certain that Tomas, whom I trust as much as I trust myself, will have a great time with it."

Casas, who made his CSBK debut in 2012 and has been a Pro rider in the series since 2015, is looking forward to his first Twins class battle against Jeff Williams, with whom he raced frequently during his first superbike season. “I''ve never raced a twin bike before, so I’m excited to board Craig’s fine built MT-07. I think it will be a fun ride and hopefully we can spark some interest for more participants to join the Twins class in the future! Thank you to Acme Motorsports, Yamaha Financial Services and CSBK for making this all happen. I'm looking forward to the extra seat time and there's no better track to do it at than CTMP!"

From a press release

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