The RACE Superseries has announced their 2012 road racing schedule with six rounds taking place at Shannonville Motorsport Park (SMP). The series has also expanded the number of race schools being offered in 2012, including six schools throughout the season, scheduled on the Friday prior to each race weekend. The full schedule is as follows:
Thursday, 01 December 2011 15:20
As was rumoured back in late September, the Canadian Superbike Championship will indeed return to Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec next year.
According to a December 6 press release, from Frontline SBK, the national event will take place at Le Circuit on August 10-12 and marks the Canadian series' first visit to Tremblant in five years.
“We’re very excited about the 2012 return to Mont-Tremblant,” explains CSBK’s Kevin Graham. “It’s a premier venue that all competitors, sponsors and crew really enjoy. The CSBK team and its loyal partners continue to strive towards the betterment of national roadracing in Canada. We have a very large and loyal following in Quebec and it is great offer another event at such a prestigious venue.”
The scenic and challenging 4.275 km track first hosted Canadian Superbikes in 2003, with the last round being held in 2007. According to track manager Vincent Loughran, the venue is planning a week full of bike activities leading up to the weekend event.
Expect more details on the 2012 Canadian Superbike Championship season to be released during this weekend's Toronto Motorcycle Show.
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 15:05
BMW Motorrad Canada has announced their 2012 road racing competition program. If you are interested in purchasing a new S1000RR for the sole purpose of competing in the Canadian Superbike Championship, there is a special competition package available from any BMW Motorrad Retailer. This program is open to any PRO or AM licensed racer while supplies last. Packages are limited so act fast.
Option #1 – 2011 S1000RR $12,500 (Very limited while supplies last)
Option #2 – 2012 S1000RR $13,500
Both options include: A new S1000RR, Race ABS, Dynamic Traction Control, BMW Gear Shift Assist, One complete spare set of wheels and a $1000 parts support credit.*Additional options if requested and retailer prep are extra.
Competition Package Requirements
• A copy of a current and valid Canadian roadracing license
• Provide the retailer and BMW Motorrad Canada a race resume complete with projected 2012 activities
National Contingency Program: Canadian Superbike Championship – National Series
Pro Superbike Class Amateur Superbike Class
1st $2500 1st $1000
2nd $2000 2nd $600
3rd $1400 3rd $400
4th $1000 4th $300
5th $700 5th $250
CSBK Superbike Championship Bonus:
PRO Superbike Class $10,000
AM Superbike Class $5,000
BMW Motorrad Contingency Requirements
• Official series results will only be accepted.
• Only Canadian spec S1000RR models qualify for contingency.
• There must be a minimum of 10 competitors start the race to qualify for contingency.
• The BMW logo and “BMW Motorrad” must be present on both sides of the motorcycle fairings.
• A colour photo must be submitted with the request for contingency.
• BMW Motorrad Canada Roadracing Program Registration form must be submitted each time.
• No regional contingency program will be offered at this time.
Thursday, 08 December 2011 14:54
Waznie Racing and Jordan Szoke are excited to continue their successful relationship with Parts Canada for 2012. Szoke and Parts Canada worked together for a successful season in 2011 finishing the Canadian Superbike Championship season with a win at Mosport International Raceway. A narrow defeat in the bid for the Superbike Championship, with a margin of only 10 points, Szoke and Parts Canada line themselves up for an exciting 2012 season. Szoke will continue to represent Parts Canada by representing Alpinestar leathers, HJC helmets and Thor dirt gear.
Sunday, 04 December 2011 17:37
When BMW first introduced the S1000RR superbike in 2009, it quickly became one of the best selling superbikes on the market; and it was no slouch on the racetrack either, proving itself right out of the box in the Canadian Superbike championship, and taking the 2011 Championship title.
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 15:45
This week we had the opportunity to head to EICMA, the 69th International Motorcycle exhibition in Milan, Italy. Truly the largest Motorcycle Exhibition in the world, EICMA did not disappoint with the unveiling of several new 2012 models. With over 1400 exhibitors covering more than 58,000 m2 of exhibit space, the show was nothing short of overwhelming.
Friday, 18 November 2011 12:35
With just a matter of weeks to go until the final unveiling of Ducati’s brand new 1199 Panigale at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan (10-13 November), the Italian manufacturer now reveals the secrets behind the awesome power of its 2012 Superbike.
Ducati’s latest engine, the Superquadro, goes beyond the barriers of engineering to enable the introduction of a futuristic Superbike today. Its no-compromise approach to design, combined with Ducati’s Italian innovation has now set the most extreme benchmark ever and stands as the latest milestone in Ducati’s long and iconic history of Superbike engines.
Ducati engineers were given a near impossible design brief to create the new generation Superbike engine for the Ducati 1199 Panigale. Increase power, torque and user- friendliness and reduce overall vehicle weight and scheduled maintenance costs seemed impossible tasks, but given a “blank canvas” to create the new power-plant and encouraged to think outside-of-the-box to achieve the unachievable, engineers have finally ticked all the boxes.
Friday, 18 November 2011 12:31
Parts Canada announced today that it will not be renewing sponsorship for 2012 with CSBK for the Canadian Superbike Championship.
Parts Canada has proudly supported the Canadian National road racing series as title sponsor since 1990. Even through the economic downturn and with other series partners finding it necessary to cut back (or disengage completely), Parts Canada continued to support the series as its title sponsor, and has provided support in many other ways including team support, and rider support, both amateur and professional.
After a successful 2011 season with new ownership and the new title of CSBK Parts Canada, Parts Canada was excited to be discussing the program for 2012. Having fulfilled all of its obligations for the 2011 season and looking forward to 2012, Parts Canada was forced to re-evaluate its investment in the series. In part, this decision is as a result of recent public events related to the series organizer, with which Parts Canada does not want to be associated. Parts Canada intends to stand firm in its corporate beliefs and as a result must pull away from the current series.
James Danyluk, President of Parts Canada adds, “This is not an easy decision for us, as we are proud of our racing heritage. Parts Canada has and will continue to be one of the preeminent sponsors of motorcycle racing in Canada, be it road racing, motorcross, drag racing or any other type. Parts Canada respects all of the supporters, riders, team owners, technicians and fans, and does not wish to be associated with or condone conduct that is not consistent with this philosophy. We support the sport, and will continue our efforts to promote motorcycling in Canada. We are looking forward to a fresh beginning.”
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 13:26
Friday, 18 November 2011 12:22
The award-winning Multistrada family is Ducati's top-selling motorcycle, featuring the Multistrada 1200, 1200 S Sport Pikes Peak Special Edition and 1200 S Touring. In addition to standard red and arctic white color schemes, the 1200 S Touring model will also be offered in a brand new race titanium matte colour scheme with a racing black frame in December (pictured above). All 2012 models will have a revised, comfort-enhanced rider’s seat with an increased front and rear length.
The 2012 Hypermotard 1100EVO SP is now available as a Corse Edition and will feature high ground clearance, high spec suspension, new seat aesthetics and high bars to make it track ready. the 1100EVO SP Corse Edition comes in full red, white and black Ducati Corse official colors and is available immediately.
Friday, 07 October 2011 12:17