(February 25, 2017)- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit was the backdrop for a stunning first race of the 2017 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, as Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) took a superb win, to start the season in style.
Saturday, 25 February 2017 09:28 Published in Reports, Results & Points
(February 24, 2017)- Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was Friday’s fastest participant at the season-opening Yamaha Finance Australian Round, with the Welshman topping the combined FP1 and FP2 timesheets courtesy of a 1’30.189 best time from the morning.
Friday, 24 February 2017 10:06 Published in Reports, Results & Points
(February 20, 2017)- Basking in the summer sun at the stunning Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit, MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship riders were able to take advantage of the four hours they have out on track, following a disrupted day on Monday before the opening round of the season commences in three days time.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 11:41 Published in Reports, Results & Points
@benyoung_86 •@cdnsuperbike •@BMWMotorrad •Collingwood, ON CANADA – February 8, 2017 - Pro motorcycle road racer Ben Young is excited to confirm that he will return to the MOPAR Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) with BMW Motorrad Canada with the goal of piloting his #86 S1000RR Superbike to the 2017 Pro Superbike Championship title.
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 13:25 Published in News
@cdnsuperbike •Toronto ON – January 5th, 2016 – The Mopar CSBK Canadian national motorcycle road racing series will include five weekends in 2017, at four established venues and one new track: Grand Bend Motorplex, in a resort area on Lake Huron in Ontario.
Friday, 06 January 2017 09:10 Published in News
@WSBK •@WorldSBK • #QatarWorldSBK •(October 30, 2016)- The final race of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship had it all; Ducati dominating proceedings, a Pedercini Kawasaki flaming inferno and an admirable show of team spirit by the current World Champion.
Sunday, 30 October 2016 17:38 Published in Reports, Results & Points
#QatarWorldSBK • @WorldSBK • (October 30, 2016)- The penultimate Race of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship got off to a shining start under the stars and floodlights of the Losail International Circuit.
Sunday, 30 October 2016 14:15 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Legendary motorcycle road racer Jordan Szoke joined the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame at their 22nd Gala Induction Ceremony at the Glenn Gould Studio Theatre at the CBC Building in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Saturday evening, October 22. Born in Bradford, ON., and recently moved to Lynden, ON., Szoke has won the Canadian National Pro Superbike crown a record 11 times, as well as further success in numerous pavement support categories and off-road activities.
Reigning Mopar CSBK Champion Szoke, riding for Express Lane/BMW Motorrad Canada aboard a S100RR, has also earned three perfect seasons on the National tour, unbeaten in 2010 (with Honda) and 2015 and 2016 for BMW. The 37-year-old won his first career Superbike Feature National at Race City in Calgary, Albert in 1998, winning the title for Kawasaki at the end of the same season.
Since then, Szoke has built a record total of National Superbike events, with a running total of 59 successes, including 14 consecutive wins heading into the 2017 season.
Szoke was presented to the Hall of Fame Gala audience by Fiat Chrysler/Mopar Executive Jim Kiritsis, one of the key supporters for the Waznie Racing squad.
“When you start racing, you think about the next race, maybe the next win, the next Championship, the next season,” explained Szoke from handsome CBC stage. “Then you get to a certain point, and you consider what you have achieved, how far you have come – and it makes you feel old!”
“I think that most people know that with motorcycle racing, the wear and tear is a major issue with your career, with the amount of time you can compete at a top level having so much to do with injuries, recovery, and all those factors.
“I am very fortunate, that things have gone very well for me over all the years at all the tracks in all the series,” smiled Szoke. “I might limp a little when I get up in the morning, but by the afternoon everything is working fine! I want to race as long as I can be competitive at a high level, for a few more years.
“I think when you listen to all the of the other inductees in their speeches, there is a clear theme of the help and guidance of our mechanics, for the technical side, as well as the important support of family of friends. Some of those people belong in the Hall of Fame too.”
The last motorcycle roadracer to join the Canadian Hall of Fame was British Columbia’s Tom Walther, a star in the late 1980s who died racing Superbikes in Japan. Walters was inducted in 2012. Three-time Canadian Superbike Champion Michel Mercier, currently the owner of the FAST Racing Scholl, joined the Hall in 2008.
The year before, 1980s AMA Formula One/G.P. class star Alan Labrosse, also a successful car racer and currently the owner of Autodrome St-Eustache, was inducted.
Szoke’s induction marks the first 1990s (and later) era motorcycle racer to be inducted, and the rare acknowledgement of a competitor still active and at peak form.
The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame have their next Ceremony next year in Montreal, Quebec on February 25. Among the roadracers entering the two-wheeled Hall in their 11th annual event is Miguel Duhamel, Pascal Picotte and Peter Hurst.
Sunday, 23 October 2016 15:33 Published in News
@WorldSBK • @DucatiMotor • @ArubaRacing • #JerezWorldSBK •Jerez (October 16, 2016)- Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) won Race 2 at Jerez in a similar fashion to his victory on Saturday, while also taking out the overall Pirelli Best Lap Award.
Sunday, 16 October 2016 13:42 Published in Reports, Results & Points