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Motovan and Liqui Moly Join Mopar Canadian Superbike Series

For immediate Release | Friday, March 11, 2016 | Motovan Corporation, a Canadian distributor, exporter and manufacturer of motorcycle, motocross, ATV and snowmobile parts and accessories, will become a major partner in the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship in 2016. Motovan has agreed to a two-year deal with the CSBK tour, becoming the official powersports partner of the national championship road racing series for the next two seasons. Mopar CSBK recently announced that the series’ feature races will be shown on TSN, The Sports Network, in 2016.

“This is a great opportunity for the CSBK Series and Motovan,” explained Motovan’s Marketing Project Leader David Bond. “We are motivated by new products and initiatives at Motovan, and we look forward to this kind of approach in our support of the Mopar CSBK Series. We’re defiantly focused on growth.”

Motovan will support a number of important new programs within the CSBK series, including a $30,000 retail fund aimed at supporting series products through contests, at-track giveaways and similar programs, associated and activated through social media, web and venue engagements.

One of the central elements of Motovan’s involvement will include Liqui Moly, the famed German company that focuses on oils, lubricants and additives. Liqui Moly Motorbike is exclusively distributed in Canada by Motovan. Liqui Moly becomes the title sponsor for the Pro Sport Bike class, allowing new focus on the middleweight DOT street-bike-based racing division.

Founded in Germany over 50 years ago, Liqui Moly is one of Europe’s leading brands of lubricants as well as fuel and oil additives.

For 2016, Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike will get next day, flag-to-flag web video broadcast for all six events. As well, the year end points fund payout for the top finishers on the Pro Sport Bike tour will double to $13,000 thanks to the support of Motovan and Liqui Moly.

Kenny Riedmann will wear the No. 1 plate on his Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja in Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike in 2016, having earned the class crown aboard Triumph equipment the past two CSBK seasons.

Other products distributed by Motovan Corporation that will be utilized in the 2016 Mopar CSBK Series includes Drift cameras, a mainstay of the series’ video and television coverage. Other featured Motovan products include Ogio gear bags, Rockwell watches and Olympia clothing. Further releases will cover these programs.

“We’re all really excited to have Motovan on board,” said Colin Fraser, President of series owners Professional Motorsports Productions. “There are lots of good programs in the pipeline, and Motovan shares our goal: to continue to improve and develop the national championships.”

The 2016 Mopar CSBK National Series tour opens at fan-friendly Shannonville Motorsport Park, east of Belleville, ON, May 27-29.

Friday, 11 March 2016 17:39 Published in Industry News


Superbike Champ Jordan Szoke Visits the Toronto Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo

10-time Canadian Superbike national champion Jordan Szoke will be attending the Toronto Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo this Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13 at the International Centre in Toronto, ON. You will be able to find Szoke’s 2016 Mopar Express Lane BMW Motorrad S1000RR superbike on display all weekend in the Mopar Exhibitor Booth.

Event Information:
Mar 11, 12 and 13 - 2016
International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON
 
For more information about the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports expo and to buy tickets, visit http://www.motoramashow.com/


Show Times
Friday: 10am - 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm

Monday, 07 March 2016 11:21 Published in Industry News


Mopar CSBK Returns to Shannonville Motorsport Park‏

@cdnsuperbike •TORONTO, Ont. (January 18, 2016) – The Mopar CSBK motorcycle road racing tour will return to favourite venue Shannonville Motorsport Park for the opening National of 2016 on May 27, 28 and 29.

Monday, 18 January 2016 21:36 Published in News


Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship Announces 2016 Schedule

@cdnsuperbike •(January 18, 2016)- Canadian Superbike Championship series organizers Professional Motorsports Productions of Toronto have released the 2016 CSBK series schedule, a six-race affair that may also include an additional event.

Monday, 18 January 2016 15:31 Published in News


Szoke Starts Strong in New Jersey

Newly crowned Mopar CSBK overall National motorcycle roadracing Champion Jordan Szoke made his debut at New Jersey Motorsport Park today, in opening practice for the deciding event in the 2015 MotoAmerica Series.  Aboard his regular Express Lane/Joe Rocket/BMW Motorrad S1000RR, but sporting the number 110 on a red background rather than his typical number 1 or 101, Szoke was 15th quickest in Practice two for the featured Superbike/Superstock 1000cc division, improving on his 18th best set in his morning debut around the “Thunderbolt” layout with a 12 turn, 2.25 mile long layout.

Szoke’s effort put him 9th best in the 19 rider strong Superstock class-within-a-class, the category closest to rules with the Canadian National tour.  27 riders set times during the hour long second session.

“Fifteenth isn’t my goal, but around two seconds off the top factory Superbike isn’t too bad,” smiled Szoke after practice in New Jersey, his first U.S. appearance since 2010.   Szoke lapped at 1:23.56, while quickest overall belonged to the works Monster Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike of series points leader Cameron Beaubier, with a lap at 1:21 flat.  Beaubier’s team-mate and title rival Josh Hayes, the current Champ, was second quickest with a lap at 1:21.69.

“You really notice the difference that $ 60,000 worth of electronics can provide,” continued Szoke about one of the advantages that the top U.S. machines enjoy against the more heavily restricted bikes used in CSBK north of the border, such as Szoke’s BMW.  “Through the esses the top guys just pin it and the bikes just do not move around, it’s just such a big, noticeable difference.”

“Early on I was by myself learning the track, went over a bump, got spit right off the bike, my whole leg was draggin’, but somehow I managed to hang on!  But overall the BMW feels really food, and I’m having fun out there with my bike.”

“So far, this track is really physically demanding.  I did a bunch of consistent laps, 26 on one tire, more than the race, so I feel like we already know a lot about what the race will require.  My set-up allows me to ride the bike consistently, and I just have to work on my lap times.”

“Still, it’s only Friday, and I’ve never been here, so I have to set realistic goals.  I was a little sluggish in the morning, but the afternoon session was solid.  My goal is to be the first BMW, and we will see how it goes tomorrow, where we can go from there.”

Szoke is scheduled to take part in two SuperPole sessions on Saturday, at 2:10 and 2:35 in the afternoon, to establish the grid for Sunday’s pair of 25 lap races.

In the opening session of SuperSport qualifying, Joe Roberts set the pace (1:22.16) aboard his Wheels in Motion Yamaha YZF-R6, while Canadian young gun Ben Young was 12th quickest with a 1:24.7 on his RoadRace Factory Yamaha.

Bazzaz Superstock 600 Qualifying was headed by Bryce Prince on the Tuned Racing Yamaha at 1:24.54.  In her second career start in the U.S., recently crowned co-BCR Rookie Pro of the Year in CSBK, Stacey Nesbitt, placed 34th aboard the Satoni Racing Honda CBR600RR.   

Friday, 11 September 2015 19:00 Published in News


Trevitt's blog: In the Draft

Thanks to the popularity of NASCAR, most people are familiar with drafting and how it works. Obviously it plays a big part in stock car racing, but it's also important in motorcycle racing - especially at tracks with long, fast straights.

Friday, 21 August 2015 15:17 Published in Andrew Trevitt


Ethridge Puts In The Time Prior To Mopar CSBK Finale‏

@CTMPOfficial  @cdnsuperbike  BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (August 14, 2015) – Preparation means everything in motorsport, and Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship newcomer Billy Ethridge was not leaving anything to chance on Friday’s first day of action for the season-ending series doubleheader at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Friday, 14 August 2015 19:38 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Photo report: CSBK Edmonton photos by Patrick Lambie

Photos from the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship doubleheader at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, AB. All photos by Patrick Lambie.

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Defending CSBK Superbike champ Jodi Christie had a couple of crashes in Edmonton but still managed to get on three podiums over the weekend. Photo by Patrick Lambie

 

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Local top Superbike racer Justin Knapik performed well and was fastest among the western contingent in Edmonton. Photo by Patrick Lambie

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Suzuki pilot Trevor Daley had a solid weekend, finishing fifth in Pro Superbike race 1 and third in race 2. Photo by Patrick Lambie

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Amateur Superbike racer Stephane Chimot speeds around the Castrol track on his Honda CBR1000RR. Photo by Patrick Lambie

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Trevor Daley's new paint scheme on his OneSpeed/Parts Canada/Suzuki-backed GSX-R1000 is a real looker. Photo by Patrick Lambie

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The front grid in Pro Sport Bike. (Left to right) Jodi Christie, Kenny Riedmann, Tomas Casas and Louie Raffa. Photo by Patrick Lambie

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Defending Pro Sport Bike champ Kenny Riedmann in 'the tuck' on his Triumph Daytona 675R. Photo by Patrick Lambie

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Jodi Christie. Photo by Patrick Lambie

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With four wins in four tries so far this year, Jordan Szoke is poised to turn that 101 into a 1 by year's end. Photo by Patrick Lambie

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Szoke set a new track record, qualified on the pole and won both Superbike features in Edmonton. Photo by Patrick Lambie

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Daley, Knapik and the rest of the Pro Superbike gang. Photo by Patrick Lambie

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Vancouver's Spiro Benias came to Edmonton to compete on his Suzuki GSX-R600 in Pro Sport Bike. Photo by Patrick Lambie

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Riedmann had a great outing in Edmonton with four podiums: two wins in Hindle Pro Sport Bike and a second and third in the Superbike mains. Photo by Patrick Lambie

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Hometowner Ian Wall strugged to a pair of DNFs at Castrol Raceway. Photo by Patrick Lambie

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Szoke talks with Inside Motorcycles columnist and CSBK announcer Frank Wood on the podium. Photo by Patrick Lambie

Friday, 17 July 2015 15:27 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Trevitt's Blog: Learning a new track - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton

In 1990, I raced at Road Atlanta in the AMA 250 Grand Prix class. Since it was a new track for me, my brother Stephen and I drove down early so that we could at least get a look at the track before practice.

Friday, 17 July 2015 14:04 Published in Andrew Trevitt


Christie Fastest As Action Opens at Autodrome St-Eustache‏

@cdnsuperbike • JCRacing20 • St-Eustache, Que. - Reigning Mopar Canadian National Superbike Champion Jodi Christie was fastest in Friday practice for the second round of the 2015 Series at Autodrome St-Eustache just outside of Montreal on Friday.

Friday, 26 June 2015 19:08 Published in Reports, Results & Points


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