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BRP’S CAN-AM OFF-ROAD RACERS DOMINATE GNCC RACING SEASON WITH SIX CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Can-Am Maverick 1000R pilot Kyle Chaney (No. 1) won the 2015 GNCC XC1 Pro SxS Championship. © BRP 2015

  • Maverick 1000R Pilot Kyle Chaney Repeats as GNCC XC1 Pro SxS Champion
  • Can-Am Renegade Racer Bryan Buckhannon Wins Another 4x4 Pro Class Title
  • Tim Farr Wins GNCC Finale in Can-Am Maverick 1000R

Valcourt, Quebec, Canada, November 12, 2015– BRP’s Can-Am brand dominated during this year’s Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) racing season, bringing home six titles, including a repeat of the prestigious GNCC XC1 Pro SxS and 4x4 ATV Pro class championships.

“It’s extremely difficult to repeat as GNCC champion, but Maverick 1000R side-by-side pilot Kyle Chaney and Renegade X xc 800R racer Bryan Buckhannon took full advantage of the unmatched capabilities of their Can-Am vehicles to defend their XC1 Pro SxS and 4x4 Pro ATV championships,” said Bernard Guy, BRP vice-president, regional general manager, North America. “These prestigious Pro class titles, and several 2015 GNCC amateur championships, highlight that our Can-Am vehicles offer industry-leading performance, exceptional reliability and remain the vehicle of choice for racing enthusiasts.”

Chaney, who also recorded two regional racing championships this season, kept up his winning ways in 2015 by securing the 2015 XC1 Pro SxS class title with a strong fourth-place finish at the final round of the GNCC series. Chaney, with six total wins in 12 rounds over a two-year span, now has two consecutive championships behind the wheel of his TurnKey UTV / Fox Shocks / Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle.

Can-Am Maverick 1000R XC1 Pro class racers swept the top four overall spots in the class on the year to reinforce the vehicle’s class-leading performance. Tim Farr won the final two XC1 Pro SxS class events in his Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle to ensure BRP’s Can-Am brand won all six rounds in 2015 and 10 of the last 12 rounds over the past two seasons.

Can-Am Renegade X xc 800R ATV racer Bryan Buckhannon saved his best performance for last, outlasting 10 other 4x4 Pro class riders to record his third victory of the year and the 2015 championship. Buckhannon put the Rotax engine-powered Renegade ATV, the industry’s most race-ready 4x4 with unmatched durability and performance, on the podium at all 13 events to earn his second consecutive class championship, despite facing his stiffest competition yet.

About BRP
BRP (TSX:DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3.5 billion from 107 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,600 people worldwide.

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For information: 
Jerrod Kelley
PR & Media Relations, Can-Am Off-Road
Tel: 320.760.3330
jerrod.kelley@brp.com

Valerie Bridger
Senior Communications Advisor, BRP
Tel: 450.532.5107
valerie.bridger@brp.com

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