ELLIOT Vieira will join the band of racers who are stepping out of the Caribbean in search of new hunting grounds this year as he seeks to advance his race craft and international ability.The 2015 Caribbean Champion and 2016 runner-up will join the big leagues this year in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) aboard his Kawasaki ZX6-R and he is already upbeat about the challenges.The young Vieira, who sat down with Chronicle Sport for an exclusive interview recently, said “At the moment, I’m heading to the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) to gain experience.”“I’ve been around the Caribbean for the last two years and it was a great experience. I’ve learnt a lot of different corners and different tracks but I want to expand even further and learn new things,” Vieira added.The bike has already been shipped to Canada and will be rebuilt and refitted with new suspension and engine and a few other things ahead of the series which begins later this month.”Why this was done, according to the former Caribbean champion, was to first see what the series holds before investing more heavily, though he is confident of managing the pace.He noted that as it is, he is the newcomer entering a field which is unfamiliar to him, and plans to rely on his dexterity and smooth riding style as the determining factors.“Well, I know I’m going to be going up against some of the best that series has to offer and I only can see it as a learning curve for me and my career. It’s a lot that I have to learn but I’m up for the challenge,” the 19-year-old said.He added, “From the information I’ve been gathering, the first track that we are going to is one of the more difficult ones of the season. It’s in Shannonsville and has a really long straightway, almost like Jamwest, in Jamaica.”“But I’m not getting ahead of myself, when I get some practice and see what the track is about, I’d be better able to give an assessment. For the moment, I’ve just been looking after my personal fitness, swimming every day and doing light work to keep my stamina levels up.”His sponsors for this venture are Adventura Gold and Fly Jamaica.
Share Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Conte rescue plan eases tax burdens on Italian gambling March 27, 2020 Liverpool set for back-to-back December fixtures after EFL confirmation November 6, 2019 Jose Mourinho teaches Paddy Power how to be ‘Special’ September 26, 2019 For this week’s Spiffx update, we look at three of the Premier League title favourites from the start of the season, and see how their pre-play odds have changed since the opening week of action.Starting with Arsenal, who opened their league campaign at home to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Spiffx punters were understandably cautious (41.77%) about backing the home team given Arsenal’s propensity for starting the season slowly.After losing 2-0 at home to West Ham on the first day of last season, the Gunners suffered again at the hands of the Reds, as Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho ran riot against a makeshift back four including Rob Holding and Calum Chambers.However, with Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny at the heart of the defence, an inflated 72% of Spiffx players backed the home side to beat Bournemouth, who had recorded an impressive victory in their previous away match at Stoke City. Expect support for the Gunners to increase as they continue to build on a 12-match unbeaten run.Moving on to Chelsea, and it’s hard to read too much into the figures. Excitement over Antonio Conte’s arrival as manager and injuries to key West Ham players explains the huge 85% support for the home team in the season opener at Stamford Bridge.However, the stunning form the Blues have produced in recent weeks was not reflected in their pre-play odds for last week’s match with Tottenham. Unsurprisingly, Chelsea recorded a seventh consecutive league victory over a Spurs side missing the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose.Finally, after looking at Manchester United’s pre-play figures, support for Jose Mourinho is starting to ‘Wayne’. His captain scored in the season opener at the Vitality Stadium, as United announced themselves as title contenders with a performance worthy of the 69.70% backing on Spiffx.Fast-forward a few months and United attracted just 57.14% of the bets for a home match against West Ham, a side they haven’t lost at home against since May 2007. The match ended one apiece, as the Red Devils fell 11 points behind the league leaders with a fifth draw in the last seven matches.This is the info for this week:Week 1: August 14 – Arsenal v LiverpoolResult: 3-4Arsenal – 41.77%Draw – 5.06%Liverpool – 53.17%Week 13: November 27 – Arsenal v BournemouthResult: 3-1Arsenal – 72%Draw – 16%Bournemouth – 12%Week 1: August 15 – Chelsea v West HamResult: 2-1Chelsea – 85%Draw – 4.17%West Ham – 10.83%Week 13: November 26 – Chelsea v TottenhamResult: 2-1Chelsea – 60.47%Draw – 13.95%West Ham – 25.58%Week 1: August 14 – Bournemouth v Man UnitedResult: 1-3Bournemouth – 17%Draw – 13.13%Man United – 69.70%Week 13: November 27 – Man United v West HamResult: 1-1Man United – 57.14%Draw – 20.64%West Ham – 22.22%