Tomas Casas Lightweight Mentorship Program returns in 2019

Defending two-time Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike champion and Yamaha bLU cRU ambassador Tomas Casas will once again be hosting mentorship sessions at every round of the 2019 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship. These sessions are designed to support Yamaha riders in the Amateur Lightweight Sport Bike class.

Competing on Canadian tracks since the age of 12 on bikes of varying displacement, Casas has years of valuable experience and knowledge to share with developing riders. The Colombian-born rider, who lives in Peterborough, ON, was also the first and only Canadian to attend the Valentino Rossi Yamaha VR46 Master Camp back in 2017. Casas will offer tips on race lines, body position, braking points, nutrition, exercise and track etiquette, plus personal insight that young bLU cRU riders can put to use on the track and off. 

Information sessions will take place at the Tomas Casas Racing pit at approximately 5 p.m. or after competition concludes each Friday and Saturday during all national race weekends.

“I’m excited to help the next generation of Yamaha bLU cRU racers by hosting these mentorship sessions again this year,” said Casas. “It was great to see the younger riders evolve throughout last season, and I’m more than happy to lend advice and answer questions to all the Yamaha riders in the Lightweight class again. More riders are getting into this class on R3s, and everyone wants that Factory Ride Award, so it’s going to be a fun year.”