Race day at round 3 of the 2017 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship ended as most had expected, with Jordan Szoke (Lynden, ON) winning the 22-lap Feature Race in convincing fashion at Autodrome St-Eustache.
Sunday, 25 June 2017 18:24 Published in Reports, Results & Points
ST-EUSTACHE, QC (June 24, 2017) – Jordan Szoke (Lynden, ON) has established himself as the clear favourite going into tomorrow's Mopar Canadian Superbike Feature race after claiming pole during Saturday afternoon's Dalton Timmis Insurance SuperPole session at Autodrome St-Eustache near Montreal, QC.
Saturday, 24 June 2017 18:47 Published in Reports, Results & Points
ST-EUSTACHE, QC (June 23, 2017) – Jordan Szoke topped the practice sheets in Pro Superbike action during round 3 of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship at Autodrome St-Eustache in Deux Montages, north of Montreal, on Friday afternoon. After a wet morning, the track dried as official action in all classes got underway.
Szoke (Lynden, ON) lapped his Mopar Express Lane/Motovan BMW S1000RR around the 1.93-km Quebec track in 0:45.488 seconds, less than a tenth off his top practice time from last year despite a still-drying track, and more than a second quicker than the next-fastest racer.
"We knew we had a good dry setup," said Szoke, the current track record holder at 0:44.812 seconds. "We felt good yesterday (during the MotoNation track day), and we went even faster today, doing a bunch of 0:45-second laps, which is really good since the track had a couple of damp spots and felt a little green. Considering the track conditions, the times we did were really good."
Szoke is currently riding a six-race Pro Feature race National winning streak at this venue on the Mopar CSBK tour.
Ben Young (Collingwood, ON) finished practice in second overall despite lingering pain from a crash at Grand Bend in round 2 of the National Series 12 days earlier. "We took a gamble not going out for practice this morning since we were making some changes to the bike, but we took care of some glitches for this afternoon," said Young, who posted a 0:46.671 on his Scot-Build Developments BMW.
"Physically I'm beat up a bit (after Grand Bend); I've got an issue with my right shoulder, but we should be good for the race,” Young continued. “I'm not too worried about it. When it comes down to it, I'll just have to grit through it and push a little bit harder for the 22 laps."
Third place on the charts was claimed by Kenny Riedmann, who posted a quick 0:46.791 out of the gate before crashing his Sturgess Cycle Kawasaki ZX-10RR while passing a slower rider. "I was out in the first rain session, and I was fastest, which was good considering I'm not a good rain rider," acknowledged the Belfountain, ON rider.
"I feel good. I'm bummed that I crashed, because we're a bit behind on bike setup right now, but I got some good laps in yesterday and now I've got a good rain setup, so who knows what might happen." The Feature race program on Sunday at St-Eustache is likely to be affected by rain.
Rounding out the top five in Pro Superbike practice were Andrew Nelson (Ottawa, ON) on a Suzuki GSX-R1000 and returning local Sebastian Tremblay (Laval, QC) on a Kawasaki ZX-10R.
Earlier in the afternoon, Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike practice concluded with Frank Trombino (Etobicoke, ON) setting the fastest lap in the middleweight sport bike division with a 0:49.428 on his ProStar/White Gold Financial Services Honda CBR600RR. Yamaha R6-mounted racers Mitch Card (Ripley, ON) and Eric Richard (Sainte-Basile, QC) finished the day second and third.
"We're trying to go fast on the 600 because we're thinking of using it for the Superbike race," admitted Trombino, acknowledging the advantages of a smaller bike on the tight St-Eustache track. "My bike feels really good, and we've raced here for 15 years, so we know the track in the rain and the dry. That makes a big difference."
Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike practice was led by Ernest Bernhard (Ste-Brigide, QC) on a Yamaha R1, while Montreal's Vincent Levillain topped Shoei Premium Helmets Amateur Sport Bike on an R6. Amy Szoke (Lynden, ON) set the quickest time in Friday's Kawasaki Ninja 300 Race Series practice.
Saturday action at St-Eustache kicks off with practice and qualifying starting at 10 a.m. in all classes. Mopar Pro Superbike qualifying, including the Dalton Timmis Insurance SuperPole session, starts at 3:40 p.m. For more information, visit www.csbk.ca.
Friday, 23 June 2017 22:47 Published in Reports, Results & Points
@cdnsuperbike •#csbk •@BMWMotorrad CA • St-Eustache, QC (July 5, 2016)- Michael Leon leaves his hometown CSBK event sitting fourth overall in the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship points race after riding his Royal Distributing / BMW Motorrad Canada / Pro 6 Cycle S1000RR Superbike to fifth place finishes in both of the finals held June 25th and 26th at Autodrome St Eustache.
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 15:23 Published in Reports, Results & Points
ST-EUSTACHE, QC – Jordan Szoke completed a sweep of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship doubleheader at Autodrome St-Eustache with victory in Sunday’s 22-lap race aboard his Express Lane / Motovan / BMW Motorrad Canada BMW S1000RR.
Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:36 Published in Reports, Results & Points
BUFFALO, NY - DP Brakes, the leader in sintered braking technology, proudly reports that DP Brakes-sponsored Jordan Szoke swept the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship doubleheader at the Autodrome St-Eustache, QC on Sunday, June 26, 2016 with a victory in the 22-lap race.
Szoke is in his third year of DP Brakes sponsorship.
Szoke said, "I'm excited to work with DP Brakes this season. They are a quality product.”
He continued,"DP carries a lineup of brake pads that translates into other aspects of our program outside of road racing such as MT biking and off-road, which I am really pumped about. Cross promotion and branding is important to us so this relationship we have started already works really well."
“Jordan is racing with our New High Performance RDP X-Race Titanium brake pads. Results so far prove that we have a compound available to be competitive with all other brands and even show an upgrade over those. The superb initial response, incredible feel and fade-free performance puts us at the top of the charts,” stated Larry Mills, President of DP Brakes and Clutches North America.
Mills added, “Not only will Jordan experience all those features, but also receive the DP Brakes long reputation of no brake dust and no brake squeal.”
Szoke took the lead for good on lap nine and raced to his sixth straight Superbike win at St-Eustache and his tenth consecutive Mopar CSBK win.
Szoke covered the nearly 25.5-mile distance at at average speed of over 151 mph.
Thursday, 30 June 2016 09:55 Published in Industry News
@cdnsuperbike • @SaintEustache •#CSBK •#MOPAR • (June 23, 2016)- Doug Lawrence will further enhance his busy competition schedule this weekend, the flat track star making his official debut as a road racer at the second round of the Mopar CSBK National Series at Autodrome St-Eustache, Quebec, just north west of Montreal.
Thursday, 23 June 2016 16:10 Published in News
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 15:32 Published in News
This 7th and 8th of September, The Vintage Road Racing Association will host its final round of the season at Autodrome St-Eustache, 30 minutes outside of Montreal. No less than thirteen class championships are at stake, with eight of those classes hotly contested with less than five points between race leaders.
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 13:05 Published in News