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Aug 26, 2013

R.I.P. Canadian Pro Racer John Ross MacRae

John Ross MacRae

MONT-TREMBLANT, Que. – Frontline CSBK Inc., organizer of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship, regrets to announce that John Ross MacRae of Calgary has passed away following a crash at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant on Saturday [August 24].

The 24-year-old was taking part in qualifying for the Harley-Davidson Canada XR1200 Cup season finale when he was involved in a single-bike accident in turn one. MacRae was transported to hospital in Montreal, where he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday morning [August 25].

MacRae became a regular competitor in the national series in 2011 when he joined the Ruthless Racing team in the XR1200 Cup class. He came into this weekend’s event third in the XR1200 Cup point standings riding for the Ruthless Racing team. He had claimed his first national event win in the class two weeks ago at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

MacRae also rode a Triumph 675 in the Hindle Exhaust Pro Sport Bike class this season. He had finished on the podium in every event and ended the season second in the final class point standings.

“John Ross MacRae was one of the bright young stars in our sport and his loss is a great tragedy for Canadian racing,” said series Director of Competition Colin Fraser. “He was very popular with his fellow competitors and was greatly respected. Our sympathies go out to the MacRae family and his friends.”