Pascal Picotte grew up just south of Montreal in Granby, Quebec, near one of the more popular race tracks of the 1970s and 1980s, Sanair International. Pascal’s initiation into motorcycle racing came via Michel Mercier’s FAST Racing School – a relationship that would prove key just years later.
By the time he was 18, Picotte was the top ranked Amateur road racer in Canada, competing in the Yamaha contingency supported lightweight production and Cup classes aboard RZ350 and FZR400 machinery in 1988.
Star on the world motorcycle road racing scene throughout the 1990s until the late 2000s, Miguel Duhamel will return home to Montreal, Quebec to be inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame during the 11th annual Gala dinner at the Sheraton Airport Hotel Saturday night, February 25.
Duhamel, now based in Las Vegas, is certainly one of the best road racers ever produced in Canada. He is central in the discussion surrounding Canada’s top ever International competitor, along with earlier era stars like Mike Duff as well as Miguel’s legendary father, Yvon.