Szoke Takes Command of Shannonville Motorsports Park

Szoke Takes Command of Shannonville Motorsports Park

Photo Credit: Fingerbone Photography

Jordan Szoke - BMWS1000RR - Mopar Canadian Superbike Sunday May 28th 2017 - Shannonville Motorsports Park - Shannonville ON

Szoke Takes Command of Shannonville Motorsports Park

Szoke Takes Command of Shannonville Motorsports Park


Szoke Takes Command of Shannonville Motorsports Park

Photo Credit: Fingerbone Photography
Jordan Szoke - BMWS1000RR - Mopar Canadian Superbike Sunday May 28th 2017 - Shannonville Motorsports Park - Shannonville ON


Intermittent weather plagued the first few days of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship season opener at Shannonville Motorsports Park with overcast rainy skies and cool temperatures.

Mother Nature gave the paddock full of racers limited track time to practice and set up their new machinery for 2017. Szoke is very familiar with his BMWS1000RR livery and his strict training regime throughout the off season prepared the 11 time Canadian Superbike Champion well for the weekend.

Szoke earned the Dalton Timmins pole position award on Saturday afternoon with a 1:04.121 around the 11 turn, 1.53 miles / 2.45km Pro Track and took home the Rockwell Watch fast qualifier award.

"Under the circumstances and given the track conditions, that was a really good lap time and it was really competitive all through the top ten." Says Szoke. The top six riders were less than a half a second apart during the competitive top ten 15 min SuperPole session.

The 22 lap race scheduled for Sunday was greeted with sunny Canadian skies. Szoke snatched the lead just before the half way mark and won the race to the checkers with a commanding 4.056 gap against the rest of the field. This is Szoke's 15th Pro Superbike victory in Canada's premier class, not having been beaten since 2014.

"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," Szoke added. "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."