@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
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
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
@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
Photos from the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship doubleheader at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, AB. All photos by Patrick Lambie.
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
Local top Superbike racer Justin Knapik performed well and was fastest among the western contingent in Edmonton. Photo by Patrick Lambie
Suzuki pilot Trevor Daley had a solid weekend, finishing fifth in Pro Superbike race 1 and third in race 2. Photo by Patrick Lambie
Amateur Superbike racer Stephane Chimot speeds around the Castrol track on his Honda CBR1000RR. Photo by Patrick Lambie
Trevor Daley's new paint scheme on his OneSpeed/Parts Canada/Suzuki-backed GSX-R1000 is a real looker. Photo by Patrick Lambie
The front grid in Pro Sport Bike. (Left to right) Jodi Christie, Kenny Riedmann, Tomas Casas and Louie Raffa. Photo by Patrick Lambie
Defending Pro Sport Bike champ Kenny Riedmann in 'the tuck' on his Triumph Daytona 675R. Photo by Patrick Lambie
Jodi Christie. Photo by Patrick Lambie
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
Szoke set a new track record, qualified on the pole and won both Superbike features in Edmonton. Photo by Patrick Lambie
Daley, Knapik and the rest of the Pro Superbike gang. Photo by Patrick Lambie
Vancouver's Spiro Benias came to Edmonton to compete on his Suzuki GSX-R600 in Pro Sport Bike. Photo by Patrick Lambie
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
Hometowner Ian Wall strugged to a pair of DNFs at Castrol Raceway. Photo by Patrick Lambie
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
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
@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
The first round of the 2015 Mopar CSBK series, held at Calabogie Motorsports Park, is in the books. This year I am again working with Jodi Christie and the Honda Canada/Accelerated Technologies team, looking after data and electronics on Jodi's CBR600RR and CBR1000RR SP.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:16 Published in Andrew Trevitt
The official program of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship is now available to view and download for free courtesty of the CSBK series and Inside Motorcycles.
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 10:19 Published in Industry News
@cdnsuperbike • @LAPS4MD • CALEDON, ON – June 11, 2015 - Kristopher Garvie of Caledon, Ontario is proud to announce his participation in the Laps 4 MD fundraising initiative in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Thursday, 11 June 2015 11:22 Published in News