From a press release from Waznie Racing, BRANTFORD, Ont- Seven-time Canadian Superbike Champion Jordan Szoke started out round one of the Canadian Superbike Championship right, claiming pole position at the Shannonville Motorsports Park 2.45 km “Pro track” with a time of 1min 4.749 seconds. Szoke has his sights set to earn back his title for an unprecedented eighth time aboard his self managed Waznie Racing/Parts Canada/BMW Mottorad team.
“I felt really comfortable and I think I could have gone quicker,” said Szoke, who placed second in 2011. “We’re really concentrating on consistency and getting a nice feel with the bike over a lot of laps. We’ll make some minor changes for tomorrow but I’m really happy with our lap time.”
By the time the lights went out on Sunday afternoon, Superbike racers found themselves with very damp conditions. “It was really too bad that we had a wet race.” admitted Szoke, “We were ready to put in some very fast, very consistent lap times after our qualifying result so we were a bit disappointed with the weather.”
After the end of the first lap, Jordan found himself in fifth position with the race leader checking out quickly. “I knew I had to get around everyone fast, and I wasn’t as aggressive during the start as I needed to be. “ This found Szoke finishing on the box in third position.
When asked about his third place finish Jordan smiles, “This is the first race in a long season, we have some of my favorite tracks coming up and I look forward to chalking up some wins there. Remember, this is what I do, I win championships.”
Watch for Jordan and his Waznie Racing/Parts Canada/BMW Mottorad team during Round #2 of the CSBK
series in Autodrome St Eustache
, July 6th - 8th.