Calgary mechanic wins Yamaha Canadian Tech GP

August 1 2018

Brett Hart takes home the crown for the 2018 Canadian Technician Grand Prix, held at Yamaha Motor Canada on July 24.

After 3 attempts and being a finalist each time throughout 8 years,  Hart was finally crowned champion at this year’s Canadian Tech GP. The 2018 competition was comprised of nine different labs from mechanical to electrical to customer service, challenging the technicians’ skill sets in various fields. 


“It was very challenging,” admitted Hart, who will go on to represent Canada at the World Technician Grand Prix

. “The organizers do a very good job of trying to weed us out. These are the top eight technicians in Canada, so there’s a lot of competition. The labs were very tough, and that’s how they separate us.”

Rounding out the top three in this year’s Canadian competition were second-place Scott Szollos from Snow City Cycle & Marine (Toronto, ON) and third-place Patrick Gibson of Cycle Works Motorsports (Red Deer, AB). Gibson also won the Top Rookie award, while Alan Piuze of SM Sport (Quebec City, QC) won the Customer Delivery Award.

The Yamaha Technician Grand Prix is organized as part of the Yamaha Motor Corporation Ltd.’s global service education plan. The goal of the Yamaha Tech GP is to raise awareness and increase competency of Yamaha’s technicians. 

The World Technician GP will be held in October in Japan, no doubt our Canadian Champion will have a lot of work ahead of him to prepare for the challenge. 

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