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Szoke starts title defense with win at CSBK Shannonville opener

Jordan Szoke of Lynden, ON started his National motorcycle road racing title defense in powerful fashion at Shannonville Motorsport Park (Shannonville, ON) on Sunday with an aggressive victory at the CSBK Superbike Challenge presented by the Trenton MFRC.

Monday, 29 May 2017 09:49 Published in Reports, Results & Points


BMW introduces all-new G310GS, HP4 Race and R nineT Urban G/S

In addition to several updated models for the 2017, BMW Motorrad unveiled three brand-new bikes at EICMA in Milan, Italy on Thursday, October 10: The G310GS, HP4 Race and R nineT Urban G/S.

Thursday, 10 November 2016 16:41 Published in Industry News


Michael Leon: Royal Distributing BMW S1000RR racer preps for CSBK opener

Montreal-based road racer Michael Leon will continue his long-standing relationship with Royal Distributing who will again be the team's title sponsor. Royal Distributing is one of Canada's leading retailers of aftermarket clothing, parts and accessories for on and off-road motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and bicycles.  Royal Distributing serves customers via four superstores throughout Ontario and through their popular catalogue. 

The weapon of choice will be a new 2016 BMW S1000RR with support from BMW Motorrad Canada.  Last season, Michael demonstrated the BMW to be a true "turnkey" Superbike. He had multiple front row starts, several top five finishes and ended the season 6th overall, despite 2 DNFs crashing out of the lead at St-Eustache and crashing from 3rd place at Edmonton. 

Experienced track day riders are invited to try the S1000RR first hand during Pro 6 Cycle track days at Calabogie. This demo program was very popular last year and left many riders impressed with the BMW machine. Please visit www.pro6cycle.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

This season the action will be televised on TSN.

Kyle Blakely from Windmill Motorsports and Machine will continue with the team as crew chief, a role he excelled in last year. A challenge will be the working with the team's new BMW HP Datalogger, which will should greatly help to with race setup.  Jonathan "Corndog" Cornwell will continue as a suspension consultant. 

Other sponsors for 2016 include Shoei Helmets USA, Speed and Strength Canada, Hindle Exhaust, Armour Bodies, GianMajor Inc., MWR Airfilters, Vortex, Bickle Racing and Dave Smith.

Practice for round one begins today for Round 1 to be held on May 29th at Shannonville Motorsport Park.  Come and watch the racing live!  Tickets are available at http://leonracing.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dcfa8552640ff75c38bac22bc&id=12ecb4af3d&e=60efd52bdb

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:44 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Ben Young to contest full CSBK season on a BMW S1000RR!

Collingwood, ON, CANADA – March 17, 2016 - Scottish-born Pro motorcycle road racer Ben Young is thrilled to confirm that he will be contesting the full 2016 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) piloting a BMW Motorrad Canada  S1000RR Superbike.
 
2016 marks a very special milestone for the global BMW brand as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.  The centenary year got underway on March 7, 2016 and over the coming months the company, with its brands and services, will look ahead to the next 100 years.

Not only will this be Young’s first venture into the premier Superbike class, but this will also be his first-ever season on a BMW and his first full season racing on Canadian soil since he won the PRO GP125 R.A.C.E Championship in 2010. A rider with tremendous international experience, including the Scottish Nationals, U.S. Red Bull Rookies Cup tryouts, British Superbike, and a Grand Prix wildcard, Young’s racing career has been extensive for any rider of his age. In 2014, he split his time between racing British Superstock in the UK and AMA Daytona SportBike (now MotoAmerica Supersport) in America, scoring solid results in both.

The resident of Collingwood, Ontario spent this past season racing in the US with the powerful RoadRace Factory team in the MotoAmerica Supersport championship where he earned his first MotoAmerica podium at Road America along with several top five finishes. In 2015, he also achieved two podium finishes at home in Canada during a one-off race weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Much like BMW’s heritage, Young has always set his sights firmly on the future and has been a consistent force poised to take on new challenges and emerge stronger for them.
 
“BMW Motorrad Canada is proud to partner with Ben Young in 2016," said Chris Duff, Manager, Motorrad Marketing. "We’ve closely followed his racing career in British Superstock and in MotoAmerica Supersport.  Not only have his results been impressive, (but) we know his professionalism on and off the track will represent the BMW brand well. We are delighted that his first venture into the premier Superbike class in Canada will be aboard the BMW S1000RR.  We look forward to an exciting and successful season.”
 
This season also marks the fifth consecutive year the 22-year-old will be sporting the iconic Canadian Tim Hortons’ brand through franchisee Gilles Bolduc, a former Canadian road racer himself. This time Young will be waving the Tim’s flag in Canada after taking the brand abroad to the UK and across the US. Also returning are long-time partners, custom home builder and renovation specialists Scot-build Developments Inc, while AXO Racing will have Young protected with their premium race suits, gloves and boots.

After a brief respite the proud Canuck with the Scottish lilt will once again don an Arai Helmet for maximum safety and comfort as well as welcoming back K&N Filters, Hindle Exhaust, Woodcraft and Vortex Racing.

New partners for 2016 include; Epic Racewear, who will keep the crew looking and feeling Epic with custom crew shirts and KarmaComa Studio who will document Ben’s first season racing on Canadian soil and will delve further into the history and future of the iconic BMW brand on its 100th anniversary through a multi-part YouTube series.
 
Young recently picked up his BMW S1000RRs at BMW Toronto which was documented by KarmaComa Studio in this video: https://youtu.be/hsJkkF7BDTQ
 
Scott Cartier, designer and technician at Hindle Exhaust Systems, will be Young’s Chief Mechanic for the 2016 CSBK season.

“I’m stoked to start my new journey in the MOPAR Canadian Superbike Championship," said Young. "The BMW S1000RR’s stock power is unbelievable and it’s the epitome of a superbike.  I can’t wait to work with Scott Cartier on preparing the bikes for the 2016 season and testing as soon as we can.”
 
Young is also a proud "Laps for Muscular Dystrophy" (Laps4MD) rider who’s pledged to donate $1 for every lap he leads this season. These donations go to Muscular Dystrophy Canada to help make a difference in the lives of over 50,000 Canadians affected by a neuromuscular disorder.
 
To keep up-to-date on Ben Young throughout the year visit; www.fogi.us, www.facebook.com/BenYoungRacing and on Twitter and Instgram: @benyoung_86. 

Thursday, 17 March 2016 15:29 Published in Industry News


Dan Kruger's Blog: My Road to the Isle of Man TT – Part II

Let’s start with me being sick in China, with several trips to the doctor and hospital for meds and some liquids. Seven days and counting with a nasty stomach virus.

My agent from Macau came over to Hong Kong to meet me and deliver my freshly painted helmets from Thailand. They look pretty cool!

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I then hopped on a flight from China through Malaysia into France-18 hours total on Malaysian Airlines-Yes, I am the ultimate risk-taker.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:01 Published in Dan Kruger


Dan Kruger's Blog: My Road to the Isle of Man TT

Well, it is happening. I am going to race the Isle of Man TT this year.  I thought I would write a few blogs about the experience as it happens first hand. Here's the first...

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:26 Published in Dan Kruger


Track Time with John Sharrard - 2012 BMW S1000RR

This summer, our editor asked me if I'd be willing to put the 2012 BMW S1000RR through its paces on the race track.  I argued for awhile, then reluctantly agreed… Yeah right!

Shortly after, I was at Calabogie Motorsports Park with the sleek BMW for a Pro 6 Cycle-hosted  track day.  Pro 6 always provides a safe and well-run track day, at what just may be the nicest race track in the country.  Calabogie offers superb tire grip and smooth, consistent pavement, allowing traction no matter which line you select.

Monday, 22 October 2012 12:24 Published in Feature Stories


Couturier Racing Appeals Fuel DQ at CTMP

Mopar Pro Superbike team Couturier Racing is contesting the disqualification of team rider Kevin Lacombe in Sunday's Pro Superbike race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the use of illegal fuel.

For 2012, the Canadian Superbike Championship mandated the use of unleaded fuel, and competitors have had the choice of using their own unleaded pump fuel or Sunoco 260 GT Plus, which was available from Brooklin Cycle at each event. But at Sunday morning's rider's meeting at CTMP, teams in the Pro Superbike class were informed that they would be supplied with 20 litres of the Sunoco fuel by the series, which they must use in competition for that day's final round of the series. The decision to make the fuel mandatory for Sunday’s race was due to recent concerns that some teams were possibly using unsanctioned race fuel.

Friday, 31 August 2012 11:49 Published in News