Szoke in 1st, Riedmann in 2nd & Young in 3rd Szoke in 1st, Riedmann in 2nd & Young in 3rd Photo courtesy CSBK

A Podium Of Hindle Riders At The CSBK Opening Round

Written by  Hindle Exhaust on Thursday, 08 June 2017 15:37

Port Perry, Ontario (May 31, 2017) - The opening round of the 2017 Canadian Superbike Series(CSBK) took place this past weekend (May 26-28) at Shannonville Motorsport Park in Shannonville, Ontario.

 

Long-time Hindle Exhaust rider Jordan Szoke, on the Mopar Express Lane/Hindle/BMW S1000RR, took the top spot on the podium in the Mopar Pro Superbike Race after earning the Dalton Timmins pole position award on Saturday afternoon with a 1:04.121 around the 11 turn/2.45km Pro Track. This is Szoke's 15th Pro Superbike victory in Canada's premier class, not having been beaten since 2014.
 
Kenny Riedmann, on the Sturgess Cycle/Hindle/Kawasaki ZX-10RR, led the race after the fourth lap only to be passed by Szoke before the halfway flag. Riedmann took the second spot on the podium with only a 4.056 second gap behind Szoke.
 
Ben Young, the Scottish-Canadian racer on board the Scot-Build Developments/Hindle/BMW S1000RR, took the final spot on the podium finishing a close 3.084 seconds behind Riedmann.

"Everybody's taking it 100 percent seriously, and we're running at a very high level of competition, and that's what I'm here for," says Szoke. "I feel great. I'm comfortable. I feel like I have nothing to prove like when you're younger, so I'm just trying to enjoy it, and it's taken a bit of pressure off me so I can focus on riding well."

In the exciting Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike race, Hindle rider Tomas Casas, on the Peterborough Cycle/Hindle/Yamaha YZF-R6, powered to the front to get the top spot on the podium in his first ever Pro win. Casas had just returned from a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Italy attending the VR46 Master Camp, where he was mentored by Valentino Rossi. Kristopher Garvie (Kawasaki ZX-6R) came in a close second, followed by Mitch Card (YZF-R6) in third.

"I knew Garvie wasn't going to pull away, so I just tucked in and behind him, settled, and played the waiting game. Once I found the right moment, I made my pass and just pushed hard to the end. It was my first Pro win, and it couldn't have been any better." said Casas.

The next round of the 2017 Canadian Superbike Series takes place at Grand Bend Motorplex in Grand Bend, Ont., June 8-11. This will be the first time that CSBK hosts a race at the popular Southwestern Ontario venue. For more information visit www.csbk.ca. 

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