Hart leads Canadian Superbike Championship standings

Hart and his Yamaha R3 of World Renowned Baddeck Facility-Racing had a great run at the Canadian Superbike Championship.

PORT HAWKESBURY: Port Hawkesbury guy Avery Hart is once again tearing up the roadways as a part of the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK).

Hart is competing in the Amateur Lightweight Sport Bike Series on his Yamaha R3, and he’ll be doing so as a part of World Renowned Baddeck Facility-Racing (WRBF-Racing).

Hart won’t be alone at WRBF-Racing. The Baddeck group also has Keegan Gaudet racing a Yamaha R3. Gaudet is a 16-year-old from Tyne Valley, P.E.I.

“We have assembled an experienced and talented team to coach Avery and Kegan and to prepare and maintain the competitive Yamaha,” said a WRBF press release.

“This 2019 season, under the WRBF-Racing banner and founder Paul Whitehead, we are looking forward to new challenges, learning different tracks and hopefully making Avery and Keegan national road-racing champions. We are also very pleased to have on our team Gary McKinnon, a 2016 inductee into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame with almost 50 years of road racing experience.”

Hart, a 26-year-old, has enjoyed motorcycling from a very young age.

Last season, he dominated the Atlantic Roadracing League Light Weight Super Sport (LWSS) Atlantic Division, winning the regional championship by more than 40 points and taking third overall in ARL Dealers LW 300 Division. He also made his way to the national podium in the CSBK by winning first and second place podiums in Round 4.

In 2017 he finished second overall in the ARL (LWSS) Division and third overall in the ARL Dealers LW 300 Division, aboard his Kawasaki Ninja 250. That same year, Hart had a fourth place showing at the CSBK Round 4, in the Invitational LWSS Division.

“This team will have the opportunity to interact with motorcycle fans throughout central and eastern Canada, to bring media attention to our sponsors and the region in general as North America’s top motorcycle tourist destination,” the WRBF-Racing press release read.

“It will also allow us to test and showcase many of the race components built by WRBF – Manufacturing. We would like to acknowledge and thank some of our current sponsors: Lucas Oil, BigSpruce Brewing, Babin’s Racing, Atlantic Sub-Sea, and Tony Rooyakkers.”

The first round of CSBK racing took place on the weekend of May 17 at Shannonville Motorsport Park in Ontario.

The Canadian Superbike Championship saw Hart secure a second and first place finish respectively.

This was only Hart’s second weekend on the new Yamaha R3 and his first-time riding this track, yet he was able to defeat the top race team on their home turf. Hart is now leading the series standings with 98 points.

Teammate Gaudet is currently sixth overall.

The boys will be racing at Atlantic Motorsport Park in CSBK Round #4 on July 18-21.