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Szoke leads Canadian Superbike Championship After Round 1‏

Szoke leads Canadian Superbike Championship After Round 1‏

Written by  on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 14:55

@cdnsuperbike • @CalabogieMotors • @jordanszoke • (June 16, 2015)- The winningest Superbike racer in Canadian history notched another victory this weekend during the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship season opener.  Round 1 was hosted at the pristine Calabogie Motorsports Park circuit located an hour out of our nation’s capital of Ottawa.

Szoke started his bid for an historic 10th Superbike championship in fine order by claiming the victory around the 5.05 km circuit this past Sunday by a mere 0.255 sec above his closest rival, Jodi Christie.

Szoke started his race in second spot after losing pole position by just a few tenths during Saturdays qualifying session.

"I was really bummed about not claiming pole, we really had the equipment and focus to snag that.  I came up on a slower rider during the last few corners and it clearly claimed the time we needed to get the job done.  I will definitely be aiming for those four points next round."

Szoke launched his Mopar Express Lane BMW S1000RR off the line during Sunday’s Superbike final for the holeshot and continued to stretch out his lead by almost a second by the third lap.

"My plan was to get out front and draw out a gap at the beginning of the race. For the first few laps, I was accomplishing just that before our electronics failed and I lost our quick shifter and traction control.  I had to ride her home old-school.  The chassis was incredible and I believe we haven't unlocked the full potential of this machine. This is literally the first time I've been able to ride the new bike so I can't wait to get more time on it."

Szoke remained at the forefront for the remainder of the race to pick up a nine-point lead heading into Round 2 of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship held at the 1.93 km Autodrome St-Eustache circuit in Quebec, June 26-28.

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