Jan 23, 2007, From a press release issued by Metrakit Canada
Metrakit Canada (www.Metrakit.ca) is proud to announce the signing of American racer Peter Lenz (www.PeterLenz.com) to the Metrakit Canada factory MiniGP race team. Lenz will ride for the factory effort in the Canadian National Mini Roadracing Series on a Metrakit MiniGP 50 and Metrakit XL80.
The CMA sanctioned 5 race Canadian mini series is the only nationally sanctioned series in North America. Metrakit is looking to Lenz to win the overall 2007 Canadian championship for the Spanish marque in his first year on the brand.
“Peter is a special rider, I look forward to seeing him progress through the Metrakit program,” explained Phil Gaze of Metrakit Canada. “I believe Metrakit has a lot to offer a developing rider like Peter. Metrakit is committed to providing young riders a start in road racing and providing them the opportunity to achieve their true potential.”
In addition to his responsibilities in Canada, Lenz will be competing in one round of the Metrakit Spanish championship series in Valencia, Spain.
“I’m going to be the best I can. There will be a big race in Spain and the Europeans are fast, so I’ll have to set a fast pace to beat them,” commented the enthusiastic Lenz. “There will be some changes switching to the new bikes but I'll change too. I'll do the very best I can to win.”
In addition to the Canadian and Spanish events, Lenz who resides in Fort Vancouver, Washington will be racing Metrakits in MiniGP races in the Western United States and Texas.
Lenz’s first race with Metrakit will be March 4th with the NMRRA in Oregon. The Canadian national mini series kicks off April 15th in Vancouver, BC.
No other company offers young road racers the equipment, program, opportunity and relationships to achieve world-class success in road racing that is available through Metrakit and Metrakit Canada. To learn more about Metrakit visit their site at http://www.Metrakit.ca.
About Peter Lenz
In addition to Metrakit, Peter will be receiving support from: Keith Code’s California Superbike School, Arai, FNB-racing.com, EDR Performance, MiniGPX.com, Pro Caliber, Vortex, SpyOptic, Tranquil Velocity, ASV, Pro Circuit, Galfer, Speed Graffix, and Echo Alley Web Development. To stay up to date with Peter Lenz visit his website at http://www.PeterLenz.com.