“The thing I remember first about Paul,” reflects Brett McCormick, who had the late Fournier’s focus while riding for the juggernaut Blackfoot-Picotte works Suzuki program in 2009 and 2010, “was that he always had a smoke in his mouth, weather he was pouring gasoline or building an engine!”
McCormick was reflecting on his time racing for Fournier following the builder’s death on Tuesday, November 16 after a brief illness, and shortly after he was voted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
The Canadian National Superbike Championship will hold four events at four different venues in 2022, as the CSBK series gradually returns to their pre-COVID structure.
Next year’s National tour will kick off with a return to Grand Bend Motorplex on Ontario’s “west coast.” CSBK will use the same 2.25 kilometer, Technical version of the multi-layout circuit that has provided great National action in the past. At the most recent CSBK round at Grand Bend in June of 2019, eventual National Champ Ben Young of Collingwood, ON, scored the win for the Van Dolder’s Home Team BMW Motorrad squad.
The final feature Pro Superbike race of the seven-part 2021 Canadian National Superbike Road racing season will be broadcast next week on The Sports Network, TSN. Held on a beautiful fall weekend at Calabogie Motorsports Park, southwest of Ottawa, ON, the popular 20 turn, 5-kilometer-long road course provided plenty of action.
The series decider premieres on Tuesday, November 2 on TSN Two, at 3:30 pm Eastern Standard Time.
This event was the deciding race of the 2021 Championship season, with the coveted 2022 CSBK number one plate up for grabs.