Szoke Leads the Canadian Superbike Championship

Szoke Leads the Canadian Superbike Championship

Szoke Leads the Canadian Superbike Championship

Szoke Leads the Canadian Superbike Championship


Szoke Leads the Canadian Superbike Championship

Photo courtesy of Brian Couture Photography

The winningest Superbike racer in Canadian History notched up 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 nations capital Ottawa Ontario, Canada.

Szoke started his bid for a historic tenth 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 in 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 maintained at the forefront for the remainder of the race to pick up a 9 point lead coming into Round 2 of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship held at the 1.93 km Autodrome St Eustache circuit in St Eustache Quebec, June 26 - 28.